of Martin and Matilda (Norman) Short, formerly of
Vermont, came to Saratoga from Illinois where
they had bought land.
McClellan short, son of Martin and Matilda
(Norman), is born in Saratoga on the 8th of May.
22, Martin Short enlists in Co. K of the 9th
Regiment of the Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. He
is listed with black eyes, brown hair, dark
complexion and is 5' 7". He signed his
enlistment papers with an X.
Matilda is home, her husband Martin is captured
by Confederates at Brice's Crossroad, Mississippi
on June 10th and is taken to the infamous
Andersonville Prison where he dies of scurvy on
the 17th of August. He is buried at Andersonville
Cemetery in Grave #5941 (Photo)
Matilda Short family is listed in the 1865 State Census living in Saratoga.
They are residing in the Silas and Mary Stebbins
18th, Thos P. Dixon appears before the Justice of
Peace in Winona county, MN as a witness stating
that he knew said Martin, Matilda and their
18th of December, the town clerk of Bakersfield,
VT, stated that he checked the marriage records
that John Morse, Justice of the Peace, had
solemnized between the years 1846/47 and found no
record for any one named Short, but stated that
John Morse may have failed to make the return. -
This notation in regard to Matilda's application
for Widow's Pension.
20th of September, S.B. Hazeltine, town clerk of
the county of Franklin, VT states that John Morse
who was Justice of the Peace had removed to parts
unknown, and that he was on the 30th of June
1848, a Justice of the peace in Bakersfield, VT.
MD stated on the 22nd of February in the state of
New York, county of Tioga, that he was a
practicing physician in the county of Saratoga,
MN and that he was the attending physician at the
birth of George M. Short, son of Martin and
John and Lucinda Waltham of Olmstead Co., MN
appeared before the justice of peace in Winona
Co., MN and stated they had first known both
Matilda and Martin about ten years ago.
December 24th in the state of Vermont, County of
Addison, Sylvinus Humphrey appears before the
Justice of the Peace stating that he was a
physician during the year 1853 and that he
attended the birth of Martin and Matilda's
daughter Elizabeth J. Short.
Short, widow of Martin, appears before the clerk
of the court in Fillmore county, MN to fill out
Widow's Declaration For Pension benefits. She
lists her age as 42 and states she is currently a
resident of Saratoga and that her name before
marriage was Matilda Norman. Children listed as
under age 16 at the time of Martin's death were:
Elizabeth J; Eunice; and George M. Short. She
signed documents with an X.
||The 1870 Census is taken on the
16th of June and lists Matilda Short as head of
household. She is listed with children Jane,
Eunice and George.
||The 1870 Census is taken on the
21st of June and lists the family of William
Danforth. He listed as a 52 year-old farmer born
in NY, and household includes his wife Mary Ann
(Morse) age 46; son Addison age 15; daughter Lula
age 12; son Frank age 10; and son Willie age 5 -
all children listed as having been born in
Danforth dies on the 3rd of December in Saratoga.
He was born 4 June 1819 and appears to be the son
of David and Paulina (Richmond) of Franklin co.,
Matilda Short, daughter of Martin and Matilda
(Norman), marries Albro B. Danforth on the 21st
of November in Saratoga. Albro is the son of
William H. and Marianne (Morse).
Danforth, the oldest child of Eunice (Short) and
Albro Danforth, is born on the 26th of February
in St. Charles.
Danforth, daughter of Eunice (Short) and Albro
Danforth, is born on the 6th of July in Saratoga.
Short is enumerated in the 1880 Census living in the
Village of Saratoga in the household of William
and Sarah Culbertson. she is listed as a widow,
her father born in England and her mother born in
Danforths are listed in the 1880 Census living very close
to Matilda. these being George Danforth; Addison
Danforth and his soon to be bride Jenny Birge;
the family of Albro and Eunice (Short) Danforth;
William Danforth, Charles Powers, and Marianne
Arthur Danforth, son of Eunice (Short) and Albro
Danforth, is born on the 11th of December in
Saratoga. Sometime after his birth, the family
moves to Barnes county, ND where their next child
Short, pensioner, is dropped from the U.S.
Pension Agency of Milwaukee on February 25th .
She is listed as having died on 06 January.