Person:David Short (5)

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David Short
d.Bef 1842
  • HDavid Short1765-1770 - Bef 1842
  • WSarah Larch - Bef 1810
m. 17 Aug 1799
  • HDavid Short1765-1770 - Bef 1842
  • WMary Ann Segarsabt 1773 - bef 1847
m. 3 Mar 1812
  1. Mary Ann Short1814 - 1882
  2. William Short1816 - 1853
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Name David Short
Gender Male
Birth[8] 1765-1770 Cecil, Maryland, United States
Marriage 17 Aug 1799 Cecil, Maryland, United Statesto Sarah Larch
Census[1] 1800 Elk Neck, Cecil, Maryland, United States
Residence[2] 1802, 1805, 1808 Elk Neck, Cecil, Maryland, United Stateson tax records
Census[3] 1810 Cecil, Maryland, United States
Residence[2] 1811, 1814, 1817 Elk Neck, Cecil, Maryland, United Stateson tax records
Marriage 3 Mar 1812 Cecil, Maryland, United Statesto Mary Ann Segars
Military[4] 1813, 1814 Cecil, Maryland, United Statesserved nearly 4 months in 49th Regiment Mary Militia
Census[5] 1820 Cecil, Maryland, United States
Census[6] 1830 Cecil, Maryland, United States
Residence[2] 1833, 1834 Cecil, Maryland, United States
Death[7][9] Bef 1842

David is most likely the grandson of Adam and Jane Short. He is not a son of their son Thomas, but is of an age to be a cousin to Thomas's children. His father is probably either John or William, although more research is needed to verify a connection.

According to family sources, David had a brother (or an uncle) who fought in the Revolutionary War under “Lighthorse” Harry Lee. This could be Jonathan Short.

According to a great-granddaughter, David Short owned a Chesapeake Bay boat.

References
  1. Elk Neck, Cecil, Maryland, in United States. 1800 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Primary quality.

    David Short, 1 male under 10, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 16-26, 1 male 26-45 [b. 1774-1755], 2 females under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 26-45

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Cecil County Assessments, 1802-1807, Historical Society of Cecil County, Primary quality.

    1802 - David Short, Second District Elk Neck no land, £38 other
    1805 - David Short 2nd District Elk Neck, no land
    1808 - David Short 2nd District Elk Neck, no land, £38 other
    1811 - David Short 2nd District Elk Neck, no land, £38 other
    1814 - David Short 2nd District, no land, £65 other
    1817 - David Short 2nd District, no land, £65 other
    1833, 1834, - David Short, 2nd District (no land)

  3. Cecil, Maryland, in United States. 1810 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 54/280, Primary quality.

    David Short, 1 male under 10, 1 male 26 to 45 [b. 1765-1784], 1 female under 10

  4. Service Record for David Short, 49 Regiment (Veazey's) Maryland Militia (War of 1812) NARA, Primary quality.

    - David Short, on a Roll of Capt. William Garrett's Detachment, 49 Reg't Maryland Militia, ordered on service in April, 1813, War of 1812, for April and May 1813, dated Cecil Co. July 22, 1813. From Capt. Williamson's company or corps, entering on duty April 29, served 27 days, discharged May 28
    - David Short, Pvt., on Pay Roll of Capt. William Garrett's Detachment, 49 Reg't Maryland Militia, ordered on service in April 1813, rol dated Easton Aug 24, 1813, Capt. Williamson's Co. of Inf, served 27 days at 8 dollars per month: Amount of pay received: $7.20. Recived 27 [days of] rations
    - David Short, pvt. on Company Muster Roll for Captain James Gerry's Co. of Inf., 49 Reg't Maryland Militia for Aug. 26 to Oct 27, 1814. Place of residence: Cecil Co., place of rendezvous, Elkton, distance 5 miles. Discharged Baltimore, 44 mile from residence. Absent [at time of discharge?], on furlough from 18 Sept.
    - David Short, pvt., on Company Pay Roll for Captain James Gerry's Co. of Inf., 49 Reg't Maryland Militia, for Aug 26 to Oct. 27 1814. Commencement of service, Aug 26, 1814; expiration of service, Sept. 18, 1814. Term of service, 23 days. Pay per month: $8.00. Amount of pay for service: $6.07

  5. Cecil, Maryland, in United States. 1820 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 147, Primary quality.

    David Short, 1 male under 10, 1 male 16 to 26 [b. 1794-1804], 1 male 45 and older, 1 female under 10, 1 female 16 to 26, 1 female over 45; 1 person employed in agriculture

  6. 2nd Electoral District, Cecil, Maryland, in United States. 1830 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 27, Secondary quality.

    David Short, 1 male 5-10 years, 1 male 60-70 [b. 1760-1770] [no wife indicated]

  7. An act for the relief of the heirs of Francis Segar (the elder) and others, in Laws of Maryland. Archives of Maryland Online, Vol. 594, pp. 248-253, 1842, Secondary quality.

    Chapter 291
    Francis Segar the elder died . . . . without issue, having to survive him a widow, Mary
    and also having as his heirs at law one brother Reuben Segar and three sisters, Catherine, Mary and Anne Segar
    and the said sister Mary intermarried with a certain David Short now deceased

  8. Estimated birth year is based on reported ages in Census records
  9. His wife made her will in 1843, something she could not have done if David had been living.