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Mary Arnett

b. 22 February 1802 or 22 February 1806, d. 1855 or 1859
  • Birth: Mary Arnett possibly was born on 22 February 1802 or 22 February 1806, possibly in North Carolina or South Carolina.1,2,3
  • Birth Record: A number of records provide information about Mary Arnett's birth, but some of the records are inconsistent:
    1. 1850 census: age 49, birthplace North Carolina; indicates born 1800 or 18013
    2. 1876 biographical sketch: born 1802, South Carolina1
    3. 1876 biographical sketch: "Ignatious T. Short died in 1853, and Mrs. Mary Short died in 1855." [This is a different death year than her death year in the below listed cemetery book. If the death year of 1855 is correct, then her age at death indicates a birth date of about 22 February 1802.]1
    4. 1880 census for daughter Louisa Emerick: mother born in Kentucky4
    5. 1900 census for daughter Louisa Emerick: mother born in Kentucky5
    6. 1900 census for son Hezekiah Short: mother born in Tennessee6
    7. 1910 census for daughter Louisa Emerick: mother born in North Carolina7
    8. cemetery book: Mary Short, wife of Ignatius T. Short, died 15 September 1859, age 53 years, 6 months, 24 days [This indicates a birth date of about 22 February 1806. However, her death year of 1859 as listed in this cemetery book might be incorrect. A biographical sketch indicates that she died in 1855, rather than 1859.].2
  • Marriage: Mary Arnett married Ignatius Tenneson Short, son of James Short, possibly in 1820 in Columbus, Pulaski (now Hickman) County, Kentucky.1
  • Event: In 1823 Ignatius and Mary Short moved from Kentucky to Sangamon County, Illinois, on horseback, and they settled near Springfield.1
  • Census: The 1850 United States census listed Ignatius and Mary (Arnett) Short in Macoupin County, Illinois. The household consisted of:
    1. Ignatius T. Short, age 49, farmer, real estate value $2000, birthplace North Carolina
    2. Mary Short, age 49, birthplace North Carolina
    3. Wm. _ Short, age 12, birthplace Illinos
    4. Mary E. Short, age 10, birthplace Illinois
    5. Hezekiah Short, age 6, birthplace Illinois
    6. Joseph Mooney, age 30, laborer, real estate value $400, birthplace England.3
  • Death: Mary Arnett possibly died on 18 September 1855 or 18 September 1859 in Macoupin County, Illinois.1,2
  • Burial: Mary Arnett was buried in Short Family Cemetery, Brushy Mound Township, Macoupin County, Illinois.2
  • Gravestone: A cemetery book indicates that Mary (Arnett) Short is buried in a small family cemetery that contains six burials:
    1. Martha Miller, wife of W. E. Miller, died 2 January 1890 (sic), age 19 years and 2 days
    2. Randal Rhodes, no marker
    3. Mary Short, wife of Ignatius T. Short, died 15 September 1859, age 53 years, 6 months, 24 days
    4. Ignatius Short died 12 October 1853, age 51 years, 10 months, 14 days
    5. Mary E. Short, daughter of Ignatius T. and Mary Short, died 15 November 1856, age 14 years, 5 months, 15 days
    6. William H. Short, died 6 December 1856, age 16 years, 8 months, 28 days.2
  • Research Note: The death date on Martha Miller's gravestone in the above cited cemetery book is possibly incorrect. Other records indicate that she died on 22 January 1850, rather than 2 January 1890. Also, the death year on Mary Short's gravestone in the above cited cemetery book is possibly incorrect. A biographical sketch indicates that she died in 1855, rather than 1859.
  • Event: In 1876 a biographical sketch mentioned Ignatius Short and Mary Arnett: "SHORT, JAMES, was born Feb. 5, 1776, in South Carolina, and was one of six sons of Hezekiah Short, who died in South Carolina in 1803. The ancestors of this family came from Scotland. James, the subject of this sketch, was married in South Carolina in 1800, to Lucretia Tennyson, a native of that State. They had two children there, and moved to Greene county, near Greensburg, Ky., in 1804, where five children were born. Mrs. Lucretia Short died Sept. 14, 1817, in Kentcky, and James Short was married there in 1818 to Mrs. Margaret Wright, whose maiden name was Strater. They had two children in Kentucky, and moved in the spring of 1822 to Sangamon county, Ill., settling at the junction of Salt creek and Sangamon river, in what is now Menard county. In the spring of 1827, they moved to Sugar creek, settling three and a half miles southeast of Springfield, where eight children were born. Of the seven children of James Short by his first marriage, two died young. The other five are--
    IGNATIUS T., born Nov. 28, 1801, in South Carolina, was married in 1820 at Columbus, then in Pulaski, but now in Hickman county, Ky., to Mary Arnett, who was born in 1802 in South Carolina, also. They moved from Kentucky to Sangamon county, Ill., on horseback, in 1823, settling near Springfield. He was a soldier in the Blackhawk war from Sangamon county. They moved to Macoupin county, Ill., in 1830. Of their six children who lived to maturity, RANSOM A., born Oct. 8, 1824, near Springfield, was married July 20, 1845, at Edwardsville, Madison county, Ill., to Orlean M. Cread. He enlisted in 1846 in the Mexican war, and died at Monterey, Mexico. LOUISA M., born Nov. 27, 1828, was married in 1844 in Madison county, Ill., to George Woodward, who died in 1846. Mrs. Woodward was married in 1847 to Levi Gimlin. They had one child, ZACHEUS, who was born Jan. 12, 1850, and was married in 1871 to Mary A. Parks. They have two children, William W. and Winnie A., and reside near Carlinville, Macoupin county, Illinois. Levi Gimlin died July, 1850, and Mrs. Gimlin was married in 1852 to Charles Emrick. They had five living children. ELNORA, LAURA, THADDEUS D., JERUSHA E. and FANNY live with their mother. Charles Emrick died Jan. 15, 1874, and Mrs. Emrick resides near Carlinville, Ill. MARTHA A., born Jan. 20, 1831, was married in 1849 in Macoupin county, Ill., to Edward Miller. They had one child, MARTHA A, born Jan. 1850, and married Jan. 4, 1867, in Cass county, to George W. Zircles. They have one child, Ada C, and live near Ashland, Ill. Mrs. Martha A. Miller died Jan. 22, 1850, and Edward Miller died in 1851, both in Macoupin county, Ill. WILLIAM HENRY, born March 16, 1840, died unmarried in December, 1856. MARY ELIZABETH, born March 30, 1842, died in November, 1856. HEZEKIAH M., born Feb. 14, 1845, in Macoupin county, enlisted May 12, 1864, for 100 days in Co. G, 133d Ill. Inf., served until Sept. 24, 1864, when he was honorably discharged with the regiment. He entered MeKendree College in the fall of 1867, and graduated there in June, 1874. In September, 1875, he united with the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and is now--September, 1876--preaching on the Chatham circuit, and is not yet married. Ignatious T. Short died in 1853, and Mrs. Mary Short died in 1855, both near Carlinville, Macoupin county, Ill." [This biographical sketch also mentions the other children of James Short.]1

Family:

Ignatius Tenneson Short b. 28 Nov 1801, d. 12 Oct 1853

Children:

Martha A. Short+1 b. 20 Jan 1831, d. Jan 1850

Citations:

  1. John Carroll Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois, "Centennial Record" (Springfiled, Illinois: Edwin A. Wilson and Company, 1876; reprint Mt. Vernon, Indiana: Windmill Publications, 1991), 651-653 (James Short family biographical sketch).
  2. Macoupin County Genealogical Society, Macoupin County, Illinois, Brushy Mound, Shaws Point and Honey Point Township Cemeteries (Stoughton, Wisconsin: Stoughton Newspapers, 1998), 30-31 (Short Family Cemetery).
  3. 1850 U.S. census, Macoupin County, Illinois, population schedule, p. 377 (penned), p. 191-A (stamped), dwelling/family 5, Ignatius Short household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 27 December 2010); citing NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 118.
  4. 1880 U.S. census, Macoupin County, Illinois, population schedule, Brushy Mound Township, enumeration district 109, p. 2 (penned), p. 77-B (stamped), dwelling/family 13, Louisa Emerick household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 December 2010); citing NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 232.
  5. 1900 U.S. census, Macoupin County, Illinois, population schedule, Brushy Mound Township, enumeration district 49, sheet 2-A (penned), p. 188-A (stamped), dwelling/family 22, Louisa Emerick household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 December 2010); citing NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 324.
  6. 1900 U.S. census, Arapahoe County, Colorado, population schedule, Precinct 9, Denver City, Ward 8, enumeration district 64, sheet 5-B (penned), p. 327-B (stamped), dwelling 113, family 121, Hezekiah Short household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 December 2010); citing NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 118.
  7. 1910 U.S. census, Macoupin County, Illinois, population schedule, Brushy Mound Township, enumeration district 36, sheet 5-A (penned), p. 41-A (stamped), dwelling/family 37, Louisa Emrick household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 December 2010); citing NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 308.
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