The Civil War
As it relates to St. Clair County, Missouri
 


GEORGE W. SHORT
(1811 - 1886)



Bitter Ground, by Kathleen White Miles:

George Short came to St. Clair County in 1840. Enlisted in 1862 in Company E, 7th Missouri Cavalry and served till the spring of 1863.
Then served in Home Guards until end of Civil War.

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1883 History of St. Clair County MO, National Historical Co., pg. 1139:

SHORT, George W.
GEORGE W. SHORT, a native of Kentucky, was born June 18, 1811. In 1813 the family removed to Indiana and located in Washington County, where they were among the pioneer settlers.
Our subject was married October 13, 1831, to Easter Carleton, of that county. There were nine children by this marriage: Elizabeth, Nancy C., William L., Hannah, George F., Samuel R., Margaret, Easter
Ann and David W. Mrs. Short died in the fall of 1862. Mr. S. was married in Putnam County, Indiana, January 24, 1865, to Mrs. Cynthia Ann Hines. There are two children by this
last union, General Alonzo Sherman and Ama Cynthia. Mr. Short removed from Indiana to Missouri in 1839 and first located in Howard County, but in the fall of 1840 came to this county and settled on his present
farm. He enlisted in March 1862 in Company E of the Seventh Missouri Cavalry and served till discharged in the spring of 1863. After this he returned home, and re-enlisted and served in the Home Guards until the close
of tile war. Mr. and Mrs. Short are members of the M.E. Church

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Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System:
--George W. Short, 7 Missouri State Militia Cavalry, Company E, Union, Private. Film M390, Roll 44.
--George W.T. Short, 7 MO S.M. Cav., Union, Co. E., Private. Alternate name: George W. Short. Film M390, Roll 44.
William L. Short, 7 MO S.M. Cav., Union, Co. E., Private. Film M390, Roll 44.

Civil War Service Records:
--George W. Short, Co. E, 7th Missouri S.M. Cavalry, Private, Union.
--William L. Short, Co. E, 7th Missouri S.M. Cavalry, Private, Union.

Missouri State Archives:
--George W. Short, Private, Civil War, Union, Enrolled MO Militia, 60th Regiment E.M.M., Co. E.
Record Service Card – Geo. W. Short, Private, Co. Reg’t EMM, Co. E. Commanding, Captain Morton. Enrolled 5 April 1864 Osceola. Ordered into active service 5 April 1864 Osceola. Relieved from duty 31
December 1864. 117 days actual service.
George W. Short, Private, Civil War, Union, V.M.M., Capt. B.F. Cook’s St. Clair County Volunteer Mounted Militia, GO3.
George W. Short, Private, GO#3 Capt. B.F. Cook’s St. Clair County Vol. MO Militia. Enlisted 15 April 1865 Osceola, MO. Mustered in 15 April 1865 Osceola, MO. 94 days actual service. Mustered out 18 July 1865.
--George W.F. Short, Private, Civil War, Union, Cavalry, Missouri State Militia, 7th Regiment Cavalry Missouri State Militia, Company E.
George W.F. Short, 7th Reg’t. Cav. S.M. Vols., Private, Co. E., Captain Darst, Commanding. Enlisted 7 March 1862 St. Clair Co., MO. Mustered in 12 April 1862 Georgetown, Mo.
--William L. Short, Private, Civil War, Union, Cavalry, Missouri State Militia, 7th Regiment Cavalry M.S.M., Company E.
William L. Short, Private, 7th Reg’t. Cav. S.M. Vols., Co. E., Cap’t. Darst, Commanding. Enlisted 4 March 1862 St. Clair Co., MO; mustered in 12 April 1862 Georgetown, Mo. Discharged 1 August 1862 by order of Gen. Schofield.

Civil War Pension Index:
--George W. Short, E 7th MO S.M. Cavalry. Invalid, filed 27 March 1882, Application 444.618; Certificate 336.281 MO. Cynthia A. Short, Widow, filed 31 December 1887, Application 365.586; Certificate 242.125 MO.
William L. Short, E 7th MO S.M. Cavalry. Invalid, filed 18 March 1878, Application 250.648; Certificate 199.005. Purmelia A. Short, Widow, filed 2 July 1892, Application 556.106; Certificate 349.651 MO.


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International Genealogical Index:

George W. Short – Esther Carlton, married 13 October 1831 Washington Co., IN. Batch 8125202

George W. Short, born 18 June 1811 KY; of Washington Co., IN; son of George & Catherine (Monical) Short. Married Easter Carlton 13 October 1831. Easter, born @1810 KY; died 1862. Children: Elizabeth, Nancy C., William L., Hannah all in Washington Co., IN; George F., Howard Co., MO; Samuel R., Margaret, Easter Ann and David W. all in St. Clair Co., MO.

George Washington Short, born 8 June 1811 Nicholas Co., KY; died St. Clair Co., MO; son of George Washington Short. Married Cynthia Ann Reed 24 January 1865 Putnam Co., IN; married Esther Carleton 31 October 1831 Washington Co., IN. Cynthia born 1832 KY; died 20 May 1904 St. Clair Co., MO. Esther born 29 December 1815 Botetourt Co., VA; died 4 October 1862 St. Clair Co., MO.
George Washington Short, father, born 1784 Botetourt Co., VA; died 3 March 1853 Washington Co., IN; son of Jacob & Eva (Gottschalk) Short. Married Catherine Monical 6 July 1809 Nicholas Co., KY.

Samuel R. Short, born 3 February 1850 St. Clair Co., MO; died 28 February 1923 St. Clair Co., MO; son of George Washington Short & Esther Carleton; married Ida Counterman 12 May 1887 St. Clair Co., MO.

Samuel R. Short, born 3 February 1859 St. Clair Co., MO; died 28 February 1923 St. Clair Co., MO; married Ida Counterman 12 May 1887 St. Clair Co., MO.


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1840 Howard Co., MO Census – Franklin Township:
G.W. Short
Males: 2 under age 5; 1 age 5-10; 1 age 20-30; 2 age 30-40
Females: 7 under age 5; 2 age 5-10; 3 age 20-30

1850 St. Clair Co., MO Census – District No. 79 Being:
Line 37, 17 October
447/447 George W. Short, age 39, male, farmer, $1500 real estate, born KY
Esther, age 35, female, born VA
Elizabeth E., age 18, female, born IN
Nancy C., age 16, female, born IN
William L., age 14, male, born IN
Hannah M., age 11, female, born IN
George W.L.F., age 9, male, born MO
Margaret J., age 7, female, born MO
Esther A., age 4, female, born MO
Samuel C., age 9/12, male, born MO

1860 St. Clair Co., MO Census – Monegan Township:
Page 154, Line 13, 13 September, Monegan P.O.
1053/1006 George W. Short, age 49, male, farmer, $3000 real estate, $3700 personal estate, born KY
Esther, age 46, female, born VA
Nancy W., age 22, female, born IN
Geo. W.F., age 18, male, born MO
Margaret J., age 15, female, born MO
Esther A., age 13, female, born MO, attended school
Samuel R., age 11, male, born MO, attended school
David W., age 7, male, born MO, attended school
Magdeline Carleton, age 77, female, born VA
Hollis Carleton, age 23, male, laborer, born VA

1870 St. Clair Co., MO Census – Monegaw Township:
Page 28, Line 2, 17 June, Taberville P.O.
194/194 Geo. W. Short, age 58, white male, farmer, $5000 real estate, $2050 personal estate, born KY, over age 21
Cynthia A., age 39, white female, keeping house, born KY
Margaret J., age 25, white female, at home, born MO
Samuel R., age 20, white male, works on farm, born MO
David W., age 17, white male, works on farm, born MO, attended school
Frank, age 15, white male, works on farm, born MO, attended school
Sherman L., age 4, white male, at home, born MO
Emma S., age 1, white female, born MO

1880 St. Clair Co., MO Census – Monegan Township:
Dist. 6, ED 229, Page 25, Line 48, 1 July
227/236 Geo. W. Short, white male, age 69, married, farmer, born KY, parents born VA
Cynthia A., white female, age 48, wife, married, keeping house, born KY, parents born VA
Sherman, white male, age 14, son, single, school, born MO, parents born KY
228/237 Short, Emma, white female, age 11, daughter, attended school, born MO, parents bornKY
Margaret A., white female, age 10, granddaughter, attended school, born MO, father born KY, mother born MO
229/238 McCeland, Nancy, white female, age 67, sister, born IN, parents born VA
Short, Nancy C., white female, age 45, daughter, born MO, parents born KY

1900 St. Clair Co., MO Census – Osage Township:
Dist. 6, ED 147, Page 45A, Line 2, 14 June
81/82 Sherman Short, head, white male, born November 1865, age 34, married 9 years, born MO, parents born KY, farmer, can read & write, speaks English, owned farm free, farm # 70
Laura b., wife, white female, born January 1874, age 26, married 9 years, 5 children, 4 living, born MO, father born Germany, mother born MO, can read & write, speaks English
Vernie L., son, white male, born October 1891, age 8, single, born MO, parents born MO
Ora, son, white male, born January 1893, age 7, single, born MO, parents born MO
Pansey E., daughter, white female, born September 1896, age 3, single, born MO, parents born MO
George W., son, white male, born June 1899, age 11/12, single, born MO, parents born MO
Cynthia A., mother, white female, born January 1835, age 65, widowed, 3 children, 2 living, born KY, parents born VA, can read, cannot write, speaks English
Winchester, Emma C., sister, white female, born January 1867, age 34, divorced, 2 children, 2 living, born MO, parents born KY, can read & write, speaks English
Claude, nephew, white male, born May 1889, age 11, single, born MO, parents born MO, attended school 8 months, can read & write, speaks English
Glenie C., niece, white female, born September 1891, age 8, single, born MO, parents born MO

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St. Clair Co., MO Cemetery Records:

Bean Cemetery
Short, Esther, 1st wife of G.W. Short, 29 December 1815 – 4 October 1862
Short, George W., 18 June 1811 - 7 April 1886, Co. E 7 MO
Short, Nancy C., daughter of G.W. & E. Short, 27 January 1835 – 11 April 1888
Short, Samuel R., son of G.W. & E. Short, 3 February 1850 – 28 February 1923
Short, William L., son of G.W. & E. Short, Co. E 7 MO S.M. Infantry