This article is to explore the likely relation of two SHORT families that until
they had a DNA match to each other, they were unknown to be related. Those two 
lines are:
Aaron SHORT who died about 1779 in Guilford Co., NC
John SHORT born 1756 in Shenandoah (then Frederick Co.) VA; died 1836 Lawrence Co., Ind.

On the page:
SHORT DNA PROJECT: RESULTS
these are:
Aaron SHORT is number S-17, S-20, S-21, S-38, S-42, S-47, S-49, and S-72
John SHORT is S-19, S-22, S-51 and S-58.

John SHORT had a Revolutionary War pension application, in which he stated he
was born in Dunmore, now Shenandoah Co.,VA on 15 Feb. 1756.  At the time he was
born, this was still Frederick County.

From his deposition of times that he resided in different localities, he lived
in the following locations:
at enlistment Rockingham Co., VA 
c. 1781-c. 1783 Rockingham Co., VA
c. 1783-c. 1790 Russell Co., VA [Note: Russell formed in 1785 from Washington]
c. 1790-c. 1792 Pendleton Dist., SC [Note: appears in 1790 census there]
c. 1792-c. 1802 Russell Co., VA
c. 1802-c. 1817 Pulaski Co., KY
c. 1817-1832 Lawrence Co., Ind.

Most descendants of John when asked, state John SHORT was the son of a Thomas
SHORT and wife Nancy, their source being the book Pauline Williams Wright, 
A Short Line Across America: Descendants of John and Mary Hansford Short,
(Arkadelphia, AR: P.W. Wright, 1984). The earliest mention found of John
being a "son" of Thomas SHORT is a query which appeared in the Virginia
Magazine of History and Biography 35 (1927): 294. This query stated
that John was born in the "Tigard Valley," the son of Thomas SHORT, and that
the SHORT ancestry was said to be from Scotland.

IF this is the original "source" then some modern genealogists have taken "Scotch
ancestry" and changed it to "born in Scotland," and even added exact dates.
The most common listing for those that list Thomas as born in Scotland is that
he was born 30 Jan. 1731 at Orphir, Orkney, Scotland.  The Orphir records have
been abstracted from the IGI, and while there was a Thomas born on that date,
he would appear to have married there to Jennet HAY, as they had a child born
there in 1759. Note also that the "Tigard Valley" is not part of Shenandoah County
where John stated in his pension application that he was born.

No records of a Thomas SHORT in Frederick County or elsewhere in the 1750s has been
found. There is no doubt that Thomas was closely associated with the family of Samuel
SHORT there. This Samuel died in 1764, leaving a son Samuel that was of age by 1770,
meaning the younger Samuel was born no later than about 1749.

A published abstract [Peggy Shomo Joyner, Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck
Warrants & Surveys, Frederick County 1747-1780, Volume II, (Porstmouth, VA: Joyner, 1985),
91] stated that:
"John BREEDING & Zachariah PRICE made oath that Saml SHORT was the only heir
of Saml SHORT, decd.

The original record actually states:
"This day Came John BREEDING Ann BREEDING &
Zachariah PRICE before me and made Oath that
The present Saml SHORT an Inhabitant of this County
is the only T[r]ue & Lawfull Heir of Saml SHORT
Decd.
	Given under my hand
	this 13th of August 1770
	M. HARRISON"

Sir Its my Desire that their may a Deed Issue for
the land Surveyeed for the Benefitt of My Husband
Saml SHORT ^Decd^ in the Name of My Son Saml SHORT
be being the proper Heir of the Above Saml SHORT Decd
as Witness my hand & Seale this 23th of Augt 1770
Test			     her
   M. HARRISON          Ann   X    BREDING
         		    mark"

Due to primogeniture which was in effect in Virginia at that time, the "only
lawful heir" is different from "only heir."  Under primogeniture, the
eldest son inherited all the land.  Under primogeniture, the eldest son
was the "only lawful heir."  Notice that in what appears to be a dictation
by Ann BREEDING, that she stated her son Samuel SHORT was the "proper heir,"
meaning he was the oldest son of the elder Samuel.

It will also be useful to discuss what is believed to be the family of Ann's
second husband John BREEDING. A Bible record lists what is believed to be
this John and his first wife.
John BREEDING b. 4 Oct. 1730; married 1 May 1749
Winfred Eliza ASHBY b. 3 Jan. 1731
children:
James BREEDING 16 Nov. 1750
John BREEDING 8 My 1752
Wifred Eliozab BREEDING 27 Aug. 1757
Spencer R. BREEDING 1 May 1759; m. Elizabeth FINNEY 5 Aug. 1786

It is believed that Thomas SHORT who married Nancy was more likely a brother
(rather than father) to John SHORT, and that they were both sons of Samuel SHORT
who died in 1764, and brothers to the Samuel proved as the son of the elder Samuel.
It is believed the family of this Samuel SHORT is:
   Samuel SHORT b. say 1705; m. Ann PRICE [b. say 1730]; d. 1764 
	    Frederick Co., VA; Ann m.2 John BREEDING [1730-1802]
      Samuel and Ann had children:
         1. Samuel SHORT b. say 1749; d. ca. 1808 Rockingham Co., VA
         2. Thomas SHORT b. 1749-1751; m. Nancy; living 1814 Cabell Co., [West] VA 
	       2a. Samuel Short b. say 1773; m. Elizabeth Breeding
	       2b. Thomas SHORT b. ca. 1775 VA; d. 15 Aug. 1853 Lawrence Co., KY
         3. John SHORT b. 1756 Frederick [now Shenandoah Co., VA]
               Mary HANSFORD [his first cousin once removed]; d. 1836 Lawrence Co., Ind.
         4. Permilia "Milly" SHORT and Richard THOMPSON
         5. Talitha SHORT b. 28 Dec. 1760; m. 14 July 1782 Christopher HAINES
	       Rockingham Co., VA; d. 13 Aug. 1851-11 Jan. 1853 Allen Co. KY
	 6. Mary SHORT b. say 1762; m. Augustine BERRY; d. Allen Co., KY
	 7. Nancy SHORT b. say 1764; m. Lazarus DAMRON, son of Moses below
	       Note: John DAMRON, also son of Moses m. Anna LADD, sister to
               Judith below

While deeds show the wife of Thomas SHORT was named Nancy, no evidence has been found
that her surname was McNAIRY, McINERY, etc., as claimed by some. This appears to have
its origin in a privately published manuscript by Luther F. DAMRON, The Descendants
of Lazarus Damron in West Virginia.  In his paper he stated that Lazarus DAMRON was
born about 1755, and "A deed executed by him and his wife shows her name as Nancy, but
it is  believed that her name was Nancy McINERY." Later researchers knew that the wife
of Lazarus was actually Nancy SHORT, not McINERY. Why Luther DAMRON believed her name
was McINERY was not given.

Speculation by some researchers that it was actually Nancy SHORT's alleged mother Nancy
who was a McINERY has lead to that as statement of fact by some. As listed above, it is
believed that Thomas SHORT's wife Nancy was actually a sister-in-law to Nancy SHORT, not
her mother. There is no reason to be believe that Thomas SHORT's wife Nancy was a
McNAIRY or McINERY.

The conclusion that Thomas is a brother to John rather than his father is based on the
following [refer to the records at the bottom by date for full details on those records].

1. Samuel SHORT died in Frederick County, VA between 21 May 1763 and 11 Aug. 1764.
2. As discussed above, Samuel had a son Samuel who was his "heir at law" [oldest son].
3. The younger Samuel was of age by 29 July 1770 when with his mother Ann BREEDEN, he
   sold the Frederick County land he had inherited from his father by being his heir
   at law. He was listed as a resident of Augusta County, where his new step father,
   John BREEDING/BREEDEN lived. Being at least 21 in 1770, Samuel would have been born
   no later than 1749.
4. It would be unusual if the elder Samuel did not have other children born between
   the birth of his son Samuel by 1749, and his death in 1763/4.
5. On 11 Apr. 1767 delinquents at a private muster in Augusta County included John
   BREEDEN and [his step-son] Samuel SHORT. The ages for militia at this time in VA
   were ages 18 to 60, also placing Samuel born by 1749.
6. On 2 Sep. 1769 and 16 Sep. 1769 delinquents at a private muster in Augusta County
   included [in order] John BREADEN, Samuel SHORT and Thomas SHORT. An implication of this
   is that Thomas was younger than Samuel, and turned age 18 between 1767 and 1769, as
   he was not listed on the 1767 list.
7. On 2 Mar. 1773 in a court case in Augusta County against John BREEDING, Bryan BREEDING,
   and John BREEDING, signing as security for them that they would appear in court were
   Samuel SHORT and Thomas SHORT. Samuel is the proved step-son of John BREEDING, and his
   being security for his in law would be natural, as would Thomas a step-son of John
   BREEDING. If Thomas was the father of John, the closest relation he could be Samuel
   in this record would be his uncle or cousin.  In either case, it would be less likely
   that Thomas would be security for step-relative of his cousin or nephew Samuel.
8. On 16 Oct. 1776 signing a petition in Augusta County with their signatures close were
   Samuel S[H]ORT, Thomas SHORT, John SHORT, John BREEDING, Jr. and John BREEDING, Sr.

Samuel SHORT the younger remained in that part of Augusta County that became
Rockingham County, while his brothers, mother, and step-family the BREEDINGS moved to
Russell County, VA.  The children of Samuel SHORT the elder continued to interact with
the BREEDING family there. Note:
1. ca. 1794 when John BREEDING deed witnessed by [his son] Spencer BREEDING and [his
   step-son] John SHORT.
2. ca. 1794 JOhn BREEDING [Jr.] sold land to his [step-brother] John SHORT that was
   witnessed by Zachariah PRICE (John's uncle or another Zachariah?).
3. 22 July 1794 Spencer BREEDING & wife Elizabeth to [his step-brother] John SHORT.
4. ca. 1797 John BREEDEN to [his son] Spencer BREEDEN adjacent to [John's step-son
   and Spencer's step-brother] John SHORT.
5. 25 June 1799 John TOLLET to Spencer BREEDING witnessed by [Spencer's step-brother-in-law]
   Christopher HAINS.
6. 26 Aug. 1799 Spencer BREEDING to [his step-brother-in-law] Augustin BERRY.
7. 8 May 1801 John BREEDING to John BREEDING, Jr. witnessed by Richard THOMPSON [the elder
   John's step-son-in-law].
8. 22 Mar. 1803 Spencer BREEDING to [his step-brother-in-law] Augustin BERRY.

From the Samuel SHORT who died in 1764 in Frederick Co., there are records connecting him
back to Spotsylvania Co., VA.  Notice
6 May 1746 and 3 June 1746 with Samuel SHORT, Felix GUILBERT, and Mungo PRICE in Spotsylvania
County, and then in Frederick County on 4 Jan 1749/50 where Monge PRICE was witness to a
survey next to Samuel SHORT and on 7 June 1751 when Samuel SHORT and Mungo PRICE were chain
carriers together.

Notice that there was a court case on 7 Feb. 1732/3 against Samuel SHORT in Spotsylvania
County, while his father [see below] was listed only a few months later as being in 
Caroline County.

The following records are believed to be this Samuel SHORT, his sons, and sons-in-law:
ESSEX COUNTY, VA
16 Nov. 1725
Will of Samuel SALLIS named "half brother" Samuel SHORT
Probated 17 Nov. 1730
Note: A 1929 article "The Taliaferro Family" by John Bailey Calvert Nicklin
in Tyler's Quarterly incorrectly stated that the will named "half
brother" Thomas SHORT rather than Samuel.  This may be the source of
claims that Samuel SHORT and Sarah CATLETT had a son named Thomas. No
evidence of a son named Thomas has been found.

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY
11 Aug. 1727
Deed from James ATKINS to William HANSFORD witnessed by G. HOME, Samuel
(O his mark) SHORT, Junr., John QUARLES. Note William HANSFORD is husband of
Sarah SALLIS, and "half" brother-in-law to Samuel SHORT, Jr.

7 Nov. 1727
James ATKINS Deeds of Lease and Release for land unto William HAINSFORD was
proved by the Oaths of George HOME, John QUARLES & Samuel SHORT and Sarah the
Wife of the said James ATKINS acknowledged her right of dower of the said land
unto said William HANSFORD att whose motion the same were admitted to record.

7 Feb. 1732/3
In the action of Debt brought p. Phillip ALEXANDER agst William CENNENTON &
Samuel SHORT Deft. no Declaration being filed, ordered that the suit be dismist.

7 Mar. 1738/9
In the action of Trespass upon the case between Archibald McPHERSON & Compa.
Merchts., Plts. and Samuell SHORT, Deft. the same being agreed, therefore it
is ordered that the suit be dismist.

1 July 1740
On the petition of William HANSFORD Gent. against Samuel SHORT for two pounds
fourteen shillings and four pence current money by Account, the Plt. made out
on Oath that two pounds thirteen shillings and four pence curren money was due
to him on ballance, Judgment for the same with costs is grantd; It is therefore
considered the sd. SHORT pay the sd. HANSFORD.

3 Feb. 1741/2
Samuel SHORT for two pounds eight
shillings and one farthing current money, the same being agreed, it is ordered
to be dismist.

3 Aug. 1743
At the motion of Samuel SHORT, he is allowed for five days attendance having
sworn to the same as an evidence summoned by Richd. TUTT, Gent. ads. Wm. HENSLEE.
It is ordered that the sd. TUTT pay him on hundred pounds of tobacco for the 
same as the Law directs.

7 Mar. 1743/4
At the motion of Samuel SHORT, he is allowed for seven days attendance having
sworn to the time as an evidence summoned by Henry SPARKES agst. BLEDSOE. It
is ordered the said SPARKES pay unto him one hundres and seventy five pounds
of tobacco for the same as the Law directs.

4 July 1744
William COLLINS agst. Samuel SHORT An Alias capias to issue.

8 Aug. 1744
Samuell SHORT a juror.
William COLLINS agst. Samuel SHORT Speciall Imparlance granted the Deft.

6 Nov. 1744
William COLLINS and Joseph COLLINS came into Court and acknowledged themselves
indebted to our Sovereign Lord the King in the sum of twenty pounds current
money to be levied on their several Lands and Tenements goods and chattels if
the sd. Williamd shall fail to appear at the next Court held for this County &
answer the Complaint of Saml. SHORT on Suspicion of Felony & not to depart thence
without the leave of the Court.
The King and Saml. SHORT agst. William COLLINS the same is continued.

5 Dec. 1744
William COLLINS agst. Samuel SHORT Judgment by Nihil Dicet is grantd the Plt.
and a Writ of Inquiry to be awarded next Court.

6 Feb. 1744/5
William COLLINS agst Samuel SHORT the same is continued at the Deft.'s costs.

6 Mar. 1744/5
William COLLINS agst Samuel SHORT the same being agreed, it is ordered to be
dismist.

3 Dec. 1745
Samuel SHORT, Felix GUILBURT and Mungo PRICE, each of them personally came before
the Court and acknowledged themselves to stand indebtd to our Sovereign Lord the
King his heirs and successors each in the sum of ten pounds current money to be
levied on their several land & tenements goods and chattells if they should fail to
appear before this Court on the first Tuesday in May next as evidences for the
King agst. Alexander McWILLAN and not depart thence without the leave of th e Court.

6 May 1746
Samuel SHORT, Felix GUILBIRT and Mungo PRICE each of them came into Court and
acknowledged themselves indebted to our Sovereign Lord th King his heirs and
successors in the sum of ten pounds current money to be levied on their several
lands & tenemants goods & chattells if either of them fail to appear as evidences
for our sd. Lord the King against Alexander McWILLAN at the next Court held for
this County & not to depart thence without the leave of the sd. Court.

3 Jun 1746
Felix GUILBURT allowed three days attendance and forty three miles coming and
going three times as and evidence for the King against Alexander McWILLAN.
Samuel SHORT alloweed for three days and thirty miles coming and going three
times for the same against the same.
Mungo PRICE allowed for three days and thirty miles coming and going three times
for the same against the same.
Note: Thirty miles from the Spotsylvania Court House could be in Culpeper County,
where Samuel later was for a time. 

ORANGE COUNTY, VA
[undated] 1746 
The estate of John BOWMER [filed in 1756 in Culpeper Co., which was created in 1748
from Orange County] received a payment of 0/9/0 from John NIX.
Note: This is believed to be the John NICKS/NIX that was the father-in-law of
Moses SHORT. 

25 Sep 1746, John CHRISTOPHER, John PETTY & Samuel SHORT ordered to view the
way from the Plantation of Alexander WAUGH to the south west Mountains Road
through the lands of Francis CONWAY and report whether it would be a convenient
bridle way. [Note: Alexander WAUGH purchased 150 acres on 27 Apr. 1738 from
John TALIAFERRO, Gent. of Spotsylvania Co, adjacent to land granted the wife of
Jno. CHRISTOPHER and her too (sic) daughters.]

23 Oct. 1746
Report of John CHRISTOPHER, John PEATTY and Samuel SHORT on the bridle way.

23 July 1747
Presentment of the Grand Jury against Mungo PRICE is dismissed.

25 July 1747
Samuel SHORT & Edward PRICE on same jury.
Samuel SHORT petition against James McDANIEL 

24 Feb 1748
Samuel SHORT on jury

28 Sep 1748
Samuel SHORT on jury

FREDERICK COUNTY, VA
5 Dec. 1749 Joseph RODES, assignee of Edward PRICE of Augusta Co.  Survey
[no date] for 266 acres including the plantation where he lives on br. of
Hawksbill & side of Cabin Mt.  Chain Carriers: Saml. SHORT & Solomon RION.

4 Jan. 1749/50 Samuel SHORT of Augusta Co. warrant for about 400 acres adj.
John LEINBERGER on a branch of Hawksbill.  Survey returned for 390 acres [no
date]. Chain carriers Edwd. PRICE, Zachery PRICE.  [See 13 Aug. 1770 entry]

4 Jan. 1749/50 Philip PRINCE, Senr. assignee of Solomon RYAN of Augusta Co.
Survey [no date] for 217 acres on brs. of Hawksbill.  Chain carriers Samuell
SHORT, Edwd. PRICE.  On 4 Mar. 1760 Solomon RYAN of St. Stephens Parish, Orange
Co. sold to Joannes Philip PRINCE a survey adj. Saml. SHORT, Senr. & Edward
PRICE. Wit.: Jacob OFFENBACHER, JOhn PRICE, Monge (x) PRICE.

17 Mar. 1749/50 survey for Henry PENCE in his own right and as asignee of
Adam PENCE at Rich Mt. & head of Hawksbill adj. John PRICE, John NICHOLSON,
Jno. BAYLIS, Jacob OKERBOKER.  Chain carriers Saml. SHORT & John PRICE.

CULPEPER COUNTY, VA
7 June 1750 Will of William HANSFORD written [proved 17 Oct. 1754]
Note: Husband of Sarah SALLIS.  Named wife Sarah in will.

FREDERICK COUNTY, VA
10 May 1751 survey for John LEWENBERGER of 2047 acres in 7 lots, one adj.
John & Peter LYENBERGER, John PRICE, Samuel SHORT.

7 June 1751 survey for John GORE of 317 acres adj. Mungo PRICE, John NICHOLSON.
Chain carriers Samuel SHORT & Mungo PRICE.

20 Nov. 1753 Samuel SHORT, assignee of Zachariah PRICE warrant for land on 
Hawksbill.  No Survey.  Zachariah PRICE went away & told Geo. HUME [surveyor]
he sold his rights to his brother in law Samuel SHORT. [This tract was 
patented by Samuel SHORT on 4 Nov. 1757 as 416 acres on branches of the
Hawksbill.]

4 Nov. 1757
Samuel SHORT grant 416 acres on branches of the Hawksbill.

CULPEPER COUNTY, VA
21 Apr. 1758 Will of Kalem PRICE written and named Samel SHORT and
Richard THOMAS as executors.  [Proved 16 Nov. 1758]

FREDERICK COUNTY, VA
6 Nov. 1760
Samuel SHORT and wife Ann of Frederick Co. to Peter PANTER, 100 acres of 416
acres granted him 4 Nov. 1757.

CULPEPER COUNTY, VA
21 May 1763 Petition in Culpeper Co. of Andrew COCKRAN & Co. against Samuel
SHORT is dismissed, not being an Inhabitant of this County. [See next record]

FREDERICK COUNTY, VA
11 Aug. 1764
The petition of Mesrs. Andrew COCKRAINE & Co. against Samuel SHORT abated
the Deft. being dead.

AUGUSTA COUNTY
11 Apr. 1767 Francis KIRKLY's Delinquents of Orick HUSHMAN, John BREEDIN,
Lodowick RUNKLE, Abraham MILLER, Robert ESHAM &  Samuel SHORT to be summoned
to appear at the next Court Martial to shew cause why they did not appear at
one Private Muster

2 Sep. 1769
Captain KIRKLEYs Delinquents of Lodowick RUNKLE, Adam BOWYER, Michl. TOPINGMIRE,
Bol- LEE, Benja. GRIGSBEE, John BREADEN, Saml. SHORT, Thos. SHORT, John FOLKS,
Peter HUSHMAN, Windle LEAVERD be Summoned for not appearing at a private Muster. 
Note: The age for militia at this time was 18-60. One implication of the two preceding
records is that Thomas SHORT turned age 18 between 1767 and 1769.

16 Sep. 1769
John KITE, Benja. GRIGSBEE, John BREADEN, Saml. SHORT, Thos. SHORT, John FOLKS
& Henry BOWYER be Summd for not appearing at a private Muster 

FREDERICK COUNTY
29 July 1770
Samuel SHORT and mother Ann BREEDEN of Augusta Co. to Lawrence LASSENNA of
Frederick Co., 300 acres, part of a grant to Samuel SHORT jun on 4 Nov. 31
year George the second [1757]

13 Aug. 1770 John BREEDING, Ann BREEDING & Zachariah PRICE "made oath that the
present Saml SHORT an Inhabitant of this County is the Only T[r]ue &
Lawfull Heir of Saml SHORT Decd" before W. HARRISON [See 4 Jan. 1749/50 record]

13 Aug. 1770 Note signed before W. HARRISON by Ann (X) BREEDING "It is my Desire
that their may a Deed Issue for the land Surveyed for the Benefit of My Husband
Saml SHORT ^Decd^ in the Name of My Son Saml SHORT he being the proper Heir of
the above Saml SHORT Decd."  [See 4 Jan. 1749/50 record]

20 June 1771 survey for David LEWENBERGER, devisee of John LEWENBERGER of 
301 acres on Little Hawksbill adj. Saml. SHORT, John, David, & Elizabeth
LEWENBERGER - Elizabeth now wife of John HELPER.

AUGUSTA COUNTY, VA
2 Mar. 1773
William ALLISON against John BREEDING, Bryan BREEDING and John BREEDING } In Debt
Samuel SHORT and Thomas SHORT in open Court undertook for the Defendants that
in Case they should be Cast in this suit they would pay the Condemnation of the
Court or render the bodies to prison for the same or that they the said Samuel
Short and Thomas Short would do it for them and thereupon the Deft. by their
attorneys prayed and had leave to Impart here until the next Court.

20 Sep. 1773
George CUTLIP and wife Susannah sell 120 acres to John BREEDING on the south
side of the Shenandoah River
Note: This became Rockingham County, which land he sold in 1784.

1 Aug. 1776
John SHORT drafted for 4 or 5 months
Note: His pension stated he entered the service in Rockingham County,
but it was not created until 1778.

VIRGINIA [Probably AUGUSTA COUNTY]
16 Oct. 1776
On the same page of a petition are: [13]Samuel S[H]ORT, [14] Thomas SHORT,
John SHORT, John BREEDING, juner, John BREEDING, sener.
Go to petitions by "place" [miscellaneous], October 16, 1776, image 13 to view.

AUGUSTA COUNTY, VA
1777 tithable list
Sam'l SHORT, [two names away] Jno. BREEDING, [close] Bryan BREEDING

1778 ROCKINGHAM COUNTY CREATED FROM AUGUSTA COUNTY

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, VA
1 Sep. 1778
John SHORT drafted for 3 months but served 4.

17 Mar. 1781
Survey for Samuel SHORT of 215 acres at the head of Rocky Spring on the east side
of Shenandoah River adjoining FULCHES, John BREEDIN.

July 1781
John SHORT drafted for 2 months.

FREDERICK COUNTY, VA
27 Nov. 1782 Daniel DILLON of Guilford Co., NC sold tract to Joseph DAY of
Frederick Co. a tract witnessed by Pet. RUBLE, Isaac THOMAS Henry CRUMLEY,
Joseph MOONEY, Thomas SHORT.

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, VA
21-28 June 1784
John BREEDEN, Senr. of Washington Co., VA to John BREEDEN, Junior of the same for
5 shillings, 120 acres in the South Fork of the Shanandore River on the south side
of the same, which belonged to Peter CREE and sold to Mathias COYLER who sold to
George GUTLIP who sold to John BREEDEN. Senr.  Witnessed by Thomas HANSFORD, John
GRIGSBY, Daniel PRICE and proved by the latter two on 24 Aug. 1784
Note: See 20 Sep. 1773 for purchase.

undated-several years before 1785
On motion of Eliza. BREEDEN that Spencer BREEDEN, [-?- -?-], Saml. SHORT,
Jno. WINDALL and Wm. FERREL witnesses in her suit against Wm. [?] are about
to remove, it is ordered for dedimus to issue to take their depositions.
Note: Spencer BREEDEN/BREEDING believed to be step brother to Samuel SHORT.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, VA [in that part later Russell COUNTY, VA]
17 Dec. 1783 
Survey for John SHORT of 117 acres in Washington Co., VA from
Treasury Warrant 12954. Assigned to Thomas SHORT. Granted to Thomas SHORT
16 May 1793.

18 Jan. 1786
John BREDEN 300 acre survey from VA Land Office Treasury Warrant No. 21257.

John BREDEN 400 acre survey. 

John BREDEN 100 aces survey from VA Land Office Treasury Warrant No. 14933 dated
10 Dec. 1782 adj. Spencer BREDEN

RUSSELL COUNTY, VA
Dec. 1785 John SHORT and Thomas SHORT sign petition to form Russell Co. from
Washington Co.

10 Sep. 1793 John BREEDEN of Lincoln Co., KY sold land to John SHORT 
witnessed by Zachariah PRICE [uncle Zachariah, Christopher HAINS, Thomas COLLEY

ca. 1794
John BREEDING of Lincoln Co., KY sold land to John BRICKEY witnessed by Spencer
BREEDING, George MACKEY, John SHORT

4 June 1794
Thomas SHORT and wife Nancy sold 100 acres to Christopher HAINS

22 July 1794
Spencer BREEDING & Elizabeth sold 10 acres to John SHORT

4 Oct. 1796
John BREEDEN to Spencer BREEDEN joining John SHORT witnessed by James ROARK, Moses DAMRON,
Nancy ROARK

ca. 1797
John BREEDEN sold tract to Moses DAMRON

John BREEDEN sold tract to Spencer BREEDEN adj. to John SHORT and witnessed
by James RORAH, Moses DAMRON & Nancy RORAK

24 Jan. 1798
Richard PRICE and wife Lucy sold separate tracts to John CONN and Robert WEBB
that both mention John SHORT and John BREADING

25 June 1799 
John TOLLET of Wythe Co. sold 100 acres to Spencer BREEDING, part of 300 acres 
granted John BREEDING in 1792, witnessed by Richard PRICE, Christopher HAINS,
John BUSTER

John TOLLET of Wythe Co. sold 100 acres to John BREEDING, Sr., part of 300 acres 
granted John BREEDING in 1792, witnessed by Richard PRICE, Christopher HAINS,
John BUSTER

26 Aug. 1799
Spencer BREEDING sold 100 acres to Augustin BERRY

16 Sep. 1800
Peter LOWER of Floyd Co., KY to Bennet WELLMAN witnessed by John SHORT,
Augustin BERRY, Wesley SHORT

8 May 1801
John BREEDING gift of 160 acres to John BREEDING, Jr., part of a tract of
Spencer BREEDINGs recovered by John BREEDING, Jr. by a law suit against
Spencer BREEDING and others witnessed by John THOMPSON, Richard THOMPSON,
John WELLMAN

23 Nov. 1802
On motion of Spencer BREEDING it is ordered that a summons be issued
against [blank] BREEDING widow and relict (as supposed) of John BREEDING
Senr. deceased to shew cause why she does not come forward and administer
on the estate of the said John BREEDING.

22 Mar. 1803
Spencer BREEDING and wife Elizabeth sold 25 acres to Augustine BERRY

22 Aug. 1803 
John SHORT and wife Mary sold 10 acres to Augustine BERRY

6 Feb. 1804
John BREEDING of Green Co., KY and wife Silve to Richard THOMPSON, part of 
2 surveys, 1 part conveyed to John BREEDING, Sr. by John TOLLET of Wythe Co., and
other part conveyed by Spencer BREEDING and Elizbeth to John BREEDING, both 150 acres
adj. Augustin BERRY, John COUNCE, Christopher HARRIS

4 Aug. 1812
Thomas SHORT and wife Nancy to William WOLTERS, 58 1/2 acres part of 17 May 1793
grant to Thomas SHORT mentions line between SHORT and Christopher HAINS and
witnessed by Samuel McDOWELL, [16] Richard THOMPSON, George FINNEL

CABELL COUNTY, [WEST] VA
1812
Thomas SHORT, Sr., Samuel SHORT, Thomas SHORT, Jr in tax list.

1813
Thomas SHORT, Sr., Samuel SHORT, Thomas SHORT, Jr in tax list.

1814
Thomas SHORT, Samuel SHORT, Thomas SHORT, Jr in tax list.

1815 and following years
Samuel SHORT and Thomas SHORT in tax lists.

1833
Estate of John EMERATH lists payment to Nancy SHORT ?[widow of Thomas SHORT]?

Samuel SHORT who died in 1764 Frederick Co. VA, in being followed back through the Spotsylvania County records, would be "Samuel SHORT, Jr." that was a witness on 11 Aug. 1727 to the will of his [half brother-in-law] William HANSFORD, husband of Sarah SALLIS. He would also the the Samuel SHORT that was named in the 16 Nov. 1725 will of Samuel SALLIS as his "half brother." Samuel SHORT, "Jr." was the son of another Samuel SHORT and his wife Sarah CATLETT. She was born say 1668. Sarah had three marriages, with Samuel SHORT being the third. Her three marriages and children by each were: Robert TALIFERRO d. 1688 Old Rappahannock [now Essex] Co., VA 1. Robert TALIAFERRO born ca. 1688; m.1. Margaret FRENCH; m.2. Ann PITTMAN Samuel SALLIS married in 1688; d. 1704 Essex Co. 1. Sarah SALLIS m.1 Alexander DONIPHAN; m. 2. William HANSFORD Willima HANSFORD died d. 1754 Culpeper Co., VA 1a. William HANSFORD d. 1779 1a1. Mary HANSFORD m. John SHORT [S-19, S-22, S-51 and S-58] [her first cousin once removed] 2. Anne SALLIS m. 1. Thomas MEADES who d. 1717; m. 2 Thomas AYRES who d. 1722; m. 3. Jeremy BIZWELL who d. 1732 3. John SALLIS 4. Samuel SALLIS d. 1730; named "half brother" Samuel SHORT in his will Samuel SHORT "Sr." 1. Samuel SHORT Jr. b. ca. 1705; m. Ann PRICE; d. 1764 Frederick Co., VA 1a. John SHORT [S-19, S-22, S-51 and S-58] b. 1756; m. Mary HANSFORD; d. 1836 Lawrence Co., Ind.
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Samuel SHORT, Sr., also had at least three marriages, with Sarah CATLETT, the widow TALIFERRO and SALLIS being his first. This marriage may had been at least partially for financial gain and he may have been several years younger than her. Samuel SHORT, Sr. was probably born about 1670-1680. His marriages and children were: 1. Sarah (CATLETT) TALIAFERRO SALLIS; she died by 1719 1a. Samuel SHORT Jr. b. ca. 1705; m. Ann PRICE; d. 1764 Frederick Co., VA 1a1. John SHORT [S-19, S-22, S-51, S-58] b. 1756; m. Mary HANSFORD; d. 1836 Lawrence Co., Ind. 2. Sarah (-?-), widow of John ARMSTRONG who he married by 1719 3. Frances -?- 3a. Moses SHORT born say 1725; m. Margaret NICKS/NIX; d. 1809 Rockingham Co., NC 3a1. Samuel SHORT b. ca. 1752; m. 1776 Judith LADD daughter of Noble LADD and Judith DAMERON [sister to Moses DAMRON above] 3a1a. Constantine SHORT b. say 1780; m. Jane BUSBY; living 1823 Marion [later Franklin] Co., TN 3a1a1. Alfred/Alvord M. SHORT [S-21] b. ca. 1828; m. Frances CAMPBELL d. 1853 Coffee Co., TN 3b. Aaron SHORT b. say 1730; m. Sarah -?-; d. Guilford Co., NC 3b1. William Oldham SHORT b. c. 1762; m.1. -?- -?-; m.2. Jean (McCUISTON) NELSON; d. 1815 Rockingham Co., NC 3b1a. Aaron SHORT [S-38, S-42, S-49]b. ca. 1778 3b1b. Moses SHORT [S-47] b. ca. 1782; m. Jemima RICHARDSON; d. ca. 1767 Henry Co., TN 3b2 Moses SHORT b. 1764; m. Margaret SHORT; d. 1834 Graves Co., KY 3b3. Aaron SHORT b. ca. 1767 Guilford Co., NC; m.1. [Ann?] FORBIS; m.2. 12 Dec. 1826 Jane BUSBY, widow of Constantine SHORT by first wife Ann FORBIS: 3b3a Willis SHORT [S-20 and S-42] b. 1795; m. Nancy KENDRICK; d. 1879 Roane Co., TN by second wife Jane BUBY 3b3b Alfred/Alvord M. SHORT [S-21] b. ca. 1828; m. Frances CAMPBELL d. 1853 Coffee Co., TN 3b4. Jonathan Bird SHORT [S-72] b. 1772; m. Elizabeth LOMAX; d. 1847 Guilford Co., NC 3b5. Samuel SHORT [S-17] b. 1774 Guilford Co., NC; m.bond Lydia FIELD 15 Feb. 1796; d. 26 Jan. 1842 Franklin Co., MO Note that in the 1850 Coffee Co., TN census that Alfred M. SHORT was age 22. By tradition, he was a son of Constantine SHORT and Jane BUSBY. If his age of 22 is correct, then he would have been a son of Aaron SHORT who married Constantine's widow Jane on 12 Dec. 1826. She divorced Aaron in 1829. If Alfred's age of 22 is incorrect and he was actually older, then he could be a son of Jane by Constantine. Note that in her 1829 divorce petition from Aaron SHORT, Jane (BUSBY) SHORT stated that he stayed with her about 3 months, left her with child, and she had not heard from him since. From that, she should have had a child born in late 1827. In examining the following records some things to note are: 1. Samuel Jr. was not born until about 1705, as Sarah (CATLETT) TALIAFERRO SALLIS's husband Samuel SALLIS did not die until 1704. The marriage in 1719 to Sarah, the widow ARMSTRONG would have to be Samuel, Sr., as Samuel, Jr. was only 14 years old at that time. 2. The marriage by 1724 would also be for Samuel, Sr., as the land being sold was land he purchased that was part of the patent to Robert Taliaferro. 3. On 9 Oct. 1724 Samuel SHORT and wife Frances sold a tract in Essex County to Edward Evans. This was followed by a case against James NOELL & wife Elizabeth, the executors of Edward EVANS by George MASON, the assignee of Samuel SHORT, on 19 Oct. 1726, 21 June 1727, and 19 July 1727, that was dismissed on 16 Aug. 1727. 4. On 16 May 1733 Samuel SHORT again brought suit against James NOELL & wife Elizabeth, the executors of Edward EVANS in Essex County. Samuel was living in Caroline County at the time, working as an overseer for Robert TALIAFERRO, showing this move. 5. Samuel was still in Caroline County in 1736, but by 1742 had moved to Goochland, which became Albemarle County. 6. Moses Short was paid a bounty on 26 Jan. 1745/6, placing him in the vicinity of the LADD family and where Samuel SHORT had his land surveyed. 7. The 1751 account of Robert WALTON places Moses SHORT in the same vicinity as Samuel SHORT, and he probably lived on the land Samuel SHORT had surveyed. 8. The probable age of Moses from when his children were born, would place Moses as a son of Samuel. 9. Albemarle County court order books which would contain mention of an estate do not survive from 1748-1783. It is believed Samuel SHORT, Sr., likely died in Albemarle County after 1747 when he had a lawsuit settled, and by 1751 when his son Moses appeared in Rowan Co., NC. The following records are believed to apply to Samuel SHORT, Sr. and his children: ESSEX COUNTY 6 June 1688 Sarah TALIAFERRO admx. of the estate of her husband Robert TALIAFERRO 6 Dec. 1688 Samuel SALLIS and wife Sarah, admx. of the estate of her deceased husband Robert TALIAFERRO 10 June 1704 Administration f the Estate of Samll. SALLIS Deced. was this Day Granted to Sarah SALLIS his Widow Giving Bond & Security according to law with Bond being acknowledged is ordered to be Recorded. 10 June 1704 James HARRISON, Charles TALIAFERRO, Lees EVANS & William WILLIAMS or any three are appointed & ordered Sometime between this and the next Court being first Sworn before one of her Majts. Justices of the poare for this County to Inventory and Appraise the Estate of Samll. SALLIS Deced and Return their proceeding to the Next Court. And Ordered that Sarah SALLIS admrx. of the sd. Deceds Estate then appear & Make Oath to the Inventory. 11 Oct. 1704 The order for the appraisement of the Estate of Samll. SALLIS Deced. is Continued till the next Court and ordered that Sarah SALLIS admrx. of the Deced then appear & make oath to the Inventory. 10 Sep. 1705 Samuel SHORT & Sarah his wife admrx. of Samll SALLIS Deced Confessed Judgmt. to Cornelius SARJANT & Compn. Merchts. in Bristol for one Thousand Eighty & Six pounds of Sweet Sented Tobacco & Caske which to the Plt. is due by one Bill under the aforesd. Deceds hand & Seal Dated the 12th Day of May 1702. It is therefore Considered by the Court that the aforesd. Quantity of Tobo. & Caske be paid with Costs. 11 Dec. 1705 The action of Case brought by Stephen SHARP agt. Samll. SHORT & Sarah his wife is Dismd. for want of prosecution. RICHMOND COUNTY, VA 7 Feb. 1705/6 The action brought by Thomas GLOVER against Samll. SHORT is dismist the Plt. not prosecuting. ESSEX COUNTY, VA 8 May 1709 Margaret BERRY, wife of William BERRY of Richmond Co. appointed Robert PARKER of Essex Co. her attorney to acknowledge unto Charles FARRELL her right of dowry in a deed from William BERRY and wife Margaret to Charles FARRELL. Witnessed by Samuel SHORT and Robert TALIAFERRO and proved by both on 10 Aug. 1709. 10 May 1709 The petition of Robert TALIAFERRO agt. Samull. SHORT and Sarah his wife admr. of Robt. TALIAFERRO deced. is Dismissed the sd. Robt. failing to prosecute. 10 June 1709 The admr. of the Es[tate] [torn] TALIAFERRO deced being this day made up in [torn] & said due to Robt. TALIAFERRO Son to the s[aid] [torn] the sd. Estate Ninety five pounds Eleven shillings & [torn] pence Sterl. It is therefore Considered by the Court on [torn] of the sd. Robt. the Son that he have of the sd. Deceds Est[ate] [torn] Samuell SHORT and Sarah his [torn] [TALI]AFFERO admrx of the sd deceds Estate the aforesd. Sum of [torn] pounds Eleven Shillings & Nine pence Sterl. w- [damaged] RICHMOND COUNTY, VA 5 Oct. 1710 In an action of Debt between Samuell SHORT, Plt. and John MENIFEE, Deft. 1400 pounds tobacco due by bill, the Deft. not appearing and no security returned for him, Judgment against Edward BARROW, Gent., Sheriff unless Deft. appears at next court. 7 Mar. 1710/1 Samuel SHORT, Plt. agt. John MENIFEE, Deft., the sheriff ordered to pay 1400 pounds tobacco. Edward BARROW, Sheriff granted an attachment against estate of John MENIFEE for the sum. Samuel SHORT in his action of Case against Robert BORNE is dismist, none appearing to prosecute. 8 Mar. 1710/1 Samuell SHORT his action of Case against Benjamin DEVERILL & George DOWNING, Ex. of the will of Sem COXE, dec. is dismist, Plt. not prosecuting. Samuell SHORTT in his action of Case against Thomas NORMAN is dismist, Plt. not prosecuting. 3 May 1711 James Ingo, James Wison, Samuell Short, Elizabeth Smith, and Martha Hayton testified in the case against George Downing, William Seale and Willims Sims relating to the escape of Rich'd Clatherbucks from prison. ESSEX COUNTY, VA 8-9 Aug. 1711 Robert TALIAFERRO, planter to Samuel SHORT, planter, lease and release for £40 sterling, 100 acres, part of a tract formerly granted 17 Mar. 1673/3 to Robert TALIAFERRO, father of the within named Robert of 739 acres, by the river side near the mouth of a gut where the said SHORT now lives, in sight of a plantation called SHORT's Quarter witnessed by Ja. ALDERSON, Robert JONES, Robert KAY. Ack. by Robert TALIAFERRO and Margt. TALIAFERRO relinquished her right by Richard BUCKNER her attorney. 14 Sep. 1711 Samuel SHORT being by the Sheriff Summoned to attend the Court this day as a Jury man and failing to appear upon calling the panel So as a Sufficient Jury could not be had to try the Cause between John DOE plt. and Robt. WEBB admitted deft. in the room of Richd. ROE the sd. SHORT is therefore fined by the Court four hundred pounds of Tobo. to our Sovereign [Lady the Queen her heirs and Successors to] be disposed of as the Law directs. RICHMOND COUNTY, VA 4 Jan. 1711/2 William THORNTON his action of Case against Samuell SHORT is dismist, Plt. not prosecuting. Samuell SHORT his action of Case against Augustine BLAKE is dismist, no Declaration. ESSEX COUNTY, VA 9 and 10 Apr. 1712 William Berry and wife Margarett of Richmond Co., planter, sold to Samuel Short of Essex Co., planter, 310 acres in Essex Co., part of a patent granted to Enoch Doughty for 4763 bounded by Joseph Callay, Francis Browning. Wit.: Edward Coleman, Ephriam Paget, John Boughan. 8 May 1712 Jaell Williams 500 pound bond as administrator of James Harrison, deceased, with Samuel Short and Ricd. Long as security. 8 May 1712 Jaell Williams 100 pound bond as administrator of William Williams, deceased with Samuel Short an Tho's Griffin as security. 8 Jan. 1712 [1713] John TALIAFERRO by petition Shewing that he became Security of one Sarah SALLIS for here due Administration of the Estate of Samuel SALLIS late of this County Deced. which Sarah hath Since Intermarried with one Samuel SHORT who he the said Pet. fearing makes Such waste of the said Estate that he Shall be much Daminished by reason of his being Security as aforesaid and praying that fresh Security may be given and he Discharged It is therefore ordered by the Court that the said SHORT be Summoned to appear at the next Court to answer to the said Petition. 13 Mar. 1712 [1713] The action of Case brot. by Tho: MEADOR & Ann his wife agt. Samuel SHORT is Dismissed no Decl. being filed. 14 May 1713 The Grand Jury on their oath presenting Samuel SHORT Surveyor of the highways between Golden vaile Creeke & the mount Creeke for not repairing the roads within his presinct according to Law It is therefore ordered that the sd. SHORT be Summoned to appear at the next Court to answer the sd. presentment. 12 June 1713 Samuel SHORT Surveyor of the highways from Golden vale Creek to mount Creke (sic) in this County being presented by the Grand Jury for not keeping the sd. Highways in repair the sd. SHORT being Summoned by order of the last Court to appear and make his Defence at this Court and the sd. SHORT failing to appare & make his Defence as afd. Is therefore fined to our Sovereign Lady the Queen in the Sum of fifteen shillings Current money with Costs. 8 Oct. 1713 The action of Case brot. by John HAWKINS aft. Samuel SHORT is Dismd. the plt. failing to prosecute. 10 Oct. 1713 Thomas MEDAS failing to appear and prosecute his action of Debt agt. Samll. SHORT is therefore nonsuited and ordered to pay the sd. Samll. Damage according to Law with Costs. 12 Feb. 1713 [1714] In the suit brot. by Tho: MEDAS agt. Samll. SHORT the plt. declared upon a bill of which the deft. hath oyer. 10 June 1714 The Attahcmt. Granted to Wm. WOODFORD agt. the Estate of John MACFADRICK for ten barrells of Corn & one pound two shillings Eight pence being returned Served on the goods of the sd. deft. It is therefore ordered that Charles TALIAFERRO, Francis THORNTON, Richd. JOHNSON & Samll. SHORT or any three of them Sometime between this & the next Court being first Sworn before any of her Majesties Justices of the poare for this County appraise the good Mared as aforesd. & Deliver the same to the plt. or So much as will Satisfie the plt. his Claim with Costs. 9 July 1714 The action of Case brot. by Samuel SHORT agt. Thos. MONTEETH is Dismd. no declaration being filed. 9 July 1714 The action of Trespass & assault brot. by Samuel SHORT agt. James McKENNY is Dismd. no decl. being filed. 9 July 1714 The action of Debt brot. by Samuel SHORT agt. Nicholas HAWKINS is Dismd. the plt. failing to prosecute. 9 July 1714 Mary WHELEY brings Suit agt. Samll. SHORT, Thomas MEDAS & John BOUGHAN & Declares upon protested bill of Exchange of which the deft. on motion have oyer. 12 Aug. 1714 Richard JOHNSON by petition Shewing to the Court that he intends to build a water mill on Harrisons Creek or runn and hath Land on one side of the sd. Creeke or runn & that Mr. Tho: CORBIN is the proprietor of the Land on the other side thereof & that without an acre of the said CORBINs Land be laid of[f] as the Law directs he cannot proceed to build the sd. Mill It is therefore ordered by the Court that John TALIAFERRO junr., Francis THORNTON & Samuel SHORT or any two of them view & value an acre of the sd. CORBINs Land opposite to the Land of the Petr. Convenient for the afsd. use & put the sd. petr. in possession thereof & that he pay the valluation of the same as the Law directs. 15 Mar. 1714 [1715] The attachmt. Obtained by Samuel SHORT at. John CAMMELL is Dismist the plt. failing to prosecute. RICHMOND COUNTY, VA 8 Mar. 1715/6 Edward BARROW his action of Case against Samuell SHORT is dismist, the Plt. not prosecuting. 9 Mar. 1715/6 William THORNTON his action of Case against Samuell SHORT is dismist, the Plt. not prosecuting. ESSEX COUNTY, VA 18-19 Nov. 1716 Sam'll Short, planter of St. Marys Parish, Essex Co. to Caleb Lindsay 310 acres part of patent to Enock Douchtey for 4763 bounded by Joseph Calley and Francis Browning. Wit.: Jasper Coston, Jno. Evans, Tho. Ripley. 23 May 1717 In and action upon the Case between Michael HOME, Plt. & Samuel SHORT Deft. at the motion of the Deft., oyer is granted him of the account in declaration mentioned. In as action of Trespass & Assault between John GRIFFIN Plt & Samuel SHORT, Deft., sd. Deft. being returned non est inventus & not appearing, and Attachment is granted to Plt. for ten pounds Sterling agt. Estate of Deft. returnable to next Court. 17 July 1717 In an action upon the Case between Michael HOME Plt. & Samuel SHORT Deft., Judgmt. is granted to sd. Deft. for five pounds and a penny current money, as in case of nil dicit returnable to next Court. The action of Trespass & Assault between John GRIFFIN Plt. & Samuel SHORT Deft. is dismist neither party appearing. In an action of Debt between JOhn GIBBINS & Ann his Wife, late Ann PHILLIPS Exx. &c of Nicholas PHILLIPS deced., Plts. & Samuel SHORT Deft., the Deft. not appearing nor any security returned, Judgment is granted to Plts. agt. Deft. & Thomas CATLETT, gent. Sheriff of this County, for what shall appear due at next Court unless the Deft. then appears & answers sd. action. RICHMOND COUNTY, VA 7 Aug. 1717 Samuell SHORT his action of Case against John PARKS for 22/6/6 is dismist, the Plt. not prosecuting. ESSEX COUNTY, VA 17 Dec. 1717 Grand Jury presentment against Samuel SHORT of the Parish of St. Marys for not frequenting his Parish Church according to Law. 22 Jan. 1717 [1718] Judgmt. is granted Michael HOME against Samuel SHORT for four pounds and one penny Currant money on ballance of accounts with costs. 24 Jan. 1717 [1718] On the mocon. of Thomas CATLETT Gent., Sheriff of this County, for an Attachment agst. the Estate of Samll. SHORT by reason of a Judgmt. confirmed to John GIBBINS &c agt. the said SHORT for three thousand pounds of Tobacco and Cask and costs. It is ordered that an Attachmt. be issued agst. the Estate of Samll. SHORT for said Tobacco and costs returnable to next Court. 18 Mar. 1717 [1718] In the suit in Chancery between William WOODFORD gent., Complt. & Henry OSSLEY, James BOUGHAN, John BOUGHAN, John HAWKINS & Samuel SHORT Defts., on the motion of John HAWKINS & James BOUGHAN time is given then till next Court to answer; & the sd. Samuel SHORT not appearing and attachment is ordered to be issued agst his body; the Plt. also made oath to his account, & The Court values fifteen hhds. of Leafe Tobacco in the sd. account at eight pounds Sterling p. hhd.; and the other Deft., JOhn BOUGHAN, put in & swore to his answer by which it appears the tht. the said JOhn BOUGHAN in indebtd to Henry OSSLEY five pounds Sterl., Its therefore decreed & ordered tht. the sd. Deft. John BOUGHAN pay unto to the Complt. five pds. in part of the Complts. debt & costs and tht. the Complt. give the said John BOUGHAN security to indemnifie him &c. 19 Mar. 1717 [1718] John DINWIDDIE failing to prosecute his accon. on the Case agst. Samuel SHORT is dismist. Samuel SHORT being returned non Est inventus at the suit of James INGO in Debt & not appearing, an Attachment is granted sd. James INGO agt. Estate of Samuel SHORT for one pound & three pence current money & costs returnable to next Court for Judgment. 17 Sep. 1717 Samuel SHORT hath made a deed of land to Caleb LINDSEY. The land among other things is under mortgage to Mr. Cha. TALIAFERRO and William WOODFORD. For the satisfaction of Clare, the widow of LINDSEY and his issue William WOODFORD acknowledges that neither Charles TALIAFERRO nor himself shall make claim against the land concerning the mortgage. 16 July 1718 The action brought by Owen JONES agt. Samll. SHORT [torn] being filed [torn] Samll. SHORT having been presented by the sd. Grd. Jury & the Summons not being executed, ordered that he be summoned to next Court to answr. sd. presentmt. 17 July 1718 In the suit of Chancery between William WOODFORD, Gent. Complainant and Henry OSSLEY, James BOUGHAN, John BOUGHAN, Jno. HAWKINS & Samll. SHORT Defts..... In the action brought by James INGO agt. Samll. SHORT the Plt. having obtained an Attachmt. aft. the Estate of sd. Deft. in March last & no return being made, the Plt. on mocon. hath it continued. 19 Aug. 1718 Margaret TALIAFERRO's Power of Attorney to John TALIAFERRO was proved by oaths of Robert TALIAFERRO & Samll. SHORT, witnesses thereto, & is admittd to record. The Suit between John NORRIS & Samuel SHORT is dismist. 20 Aug. 1718 Samll. SHORT made Oath to his answr. in Chancery at the Suit of Wm. WOODFORD, Gent. agt. Henry OSSLEY &c. wherein he confessed Judgmt. to sd. Wm. for Eight pounds Sterl. & its decreed tht. sd. SHORT pay same to the sd. WOODFORD. On the Presentmt. of the Grd. Jury agt. Samll. SHORT for not frequenting his Parish Church according to Law, Its ordered that SHORT be fined Five shillings to the Poor of the Parish of St Maries & tht. he pay the same with costs. 17 Sep. 1718 The Suit in Chancery between Wm. WOODFORD gent. & Henry OSSLEY, James BOUGHAN & Saml. SHORT is dismist. The action of Debt between James INGO & Samuel SHORT is continued. RICHMOND COUNTY, VA 5 Nov. 1718 will of John ARMSTRONG of Hanover Parish proved [note dated], named son Joseph, daughter Phebe, son John, daughter Elizabeth and four other children [not named]. Wife [not named] executrix. Wit.: Richard PEARLE, John ARMSTRONG, Jr. ESSEX COUNTY, VA 18 Nov. 1718 Samll. SHORT of the Parish of St. Marys being presented by the Grand Jury for not frequenting his Parish Church according to Law, Its therefore ordered sd. SHORT be fined according to Law unless he appear at next Court & shew cause to the contrary he having first having had lawfull notice. 19 Nov. 1718 James INGO failing to prosecute his action of Debt agt. Samll. SHORT, sd. action is therefore dismist. 19 Dec. 1718 The Order of last November Court to summon Samll. SHORT to appear & answer the Presenmt. of the Grand Jury is continued on his motion. 19 Feb. 1718 [1719] Saml. SHORT being summoned to answer Presentmt. of the Grand Jury for not frequenting his Parish Church according to Law & no appearing sd. Samll. SHORT is hereby fined Five Shills. according to Law & ordered to pay the same to the Church Wardens of St. Marys Parish for use of the Poor of sd. Parish with costs. The suit brought by Samll. SHORT agt. John ROY is dismist. Samuel SHORT failing to prosecute his action of Trespass on the Case agt. John JAMES & John FOX is nonsuited & ordered to pay Defts. Five Shills. with an Attorneys fee and costs. 18 Aug. 1719 In action of Debt brought by John HALL agt. Samll. SHORT, oyer is granted Deft. of the Bill in the Decl. mentioned. In the action of Debt brought by Patrick GILBREATH of Glasgow, Mercht. vs. Saml. SHORT and Sarah his Wife, late Sarah ARMSTRONG, Admx. &c. of John ARMSTRONG, late of Richmond County, deced. the Deft. prays an imparlance to next Court & it is granted him. 3-4 Sep. 1719 Robert TALIAFERRO, planter to Samuel SHORT, planter, lease and release for £14 sterling, 25 acres, part of 730 acres formerly granted 17 Mar. 1672/3 to Robert TALIAFERRO, dec., father of within named Robert witnesse by Tho. CATLETT and Edward EVANS. 15 Sep. 1719 Samll SHORT failing to appear & answer the Suit of John HALL in Debt, order is confirm'd to sd. HALL agt. the sd. SHORT for three pounds and five pence lawfull money of Great Britain with one attorneys fee and costs as in case of Nihil Dicit Definitive. Judgment is granted to Patrick GILBREATH of Glasgow, Mercht. aft the Est. of John ARMSTRONG, late of Richmond County deced, in the hands of Samll. SHORT and Sarah his Wife, last Sarah ARMSTRONG, for One pounds and ten pence, the Ball. and costs. 18 Nov. 1719 Robt. TALIAFERRO not prosecuting his action of Dt. sur. Statute aft. Samll. SHORT is nonsuited & ordered to pay Deft. Five Shillings with an attorneys fee and costs. RICHMOND COUNTY, VA 3 Mar. 1719/20 In an action of Debt between Samuell SHORT, Plt. and George NIX, Deft., for 400 pounds of tobacco due by bill, Deft did not appear. Judgment granted against the Deft. and Charles CALE his security unless the Deft. appears at next court. In an action of Cae between Joseph AMMON, Plt. and Samuell SHORT, Deft. for 2 pounds due by account, the Deft. did not appear. Judgment granted against the Deft. and James KEY his security unlees the Deft. appears at next court. 6 Apr. 1720 Samuel SHORT agt. George NIX, Deft., continued Joseph AMON, Plt. against Samuell SHORT, Deft., continued 4 May 1720 Samuel SHORT agt. George NIX, Deft., continued Joseph AMON, Plt. against Samuell SHORT, Deft., continued 1 June 1720 Samuel SHORT agt. George NIX, Deft., on motion of Deft. it is ordered the suit be dismist and the Plt. pay costs and one Attorney's fee unto the Deft. Judgment is granted Joseph AMON, Plt. against Samuell SHORT, Deft., for 2 pounds Sterling, which is ordered to be paid with costs. ESSEX COUNTY, VA 21 Sep. 1720 In action on Case brought by Thomas MONTEITH agt. Saml. SHORT, the Deft. prays oyer of the Account in Declaration mentioned & it is granted him. 21 Feb. 1720 [1721] Robert TALIAFERRO acknowledged his Deeds of Lease & Release of land & bond for performance of Covenants to Samll. SHORT which on the sd. SHORTs mocon. are admitted to record. Ordered that Jno. FOX be summoned to appear at next Court & answr. the petition of Saml. SHORT. 22 Feb. 1720 [1721] Samuel SHORT failing to appear & answer the Suit of Thomas MONTEITH upon the Case, order is granted agt. sd. SHORT for One hundred pounds Sterl. as in case of Nihil Dicit returnable to next Court for Judgment. 23 Feb. 1720 [1721] Thomas MONTEITH not prosecuting his accon. of Trespass agt. Sam. SHORT is nonsuitd & ordered to pay the sd. Deft. Five Shillings with an attorneys fee & costs. In the accon. upon the Case brought by Saml. SHORT agt. Thos. MONTEITH the Deft. prays an implarlance to next Court & it is granted him. 21 Mar. 1720 [1721] In the petition preferr'd by Samuel SHORT agt. John FOX, it is ordered tht. Robert THOMAS, Robert SELATER & Richard LONG or any two of them view the Road from said SHORTs plantation by sd. FOX's Plantation & make their report to next Court. 22 Mar. 1720 [1721] In the accon. on the Case brot. by Thomas MONTEITH agt. Saml. SHORT the Deft. filed his plea and the Plt. joyned issue the tryal whereof is referr'd till next Court. 23 Mar. 1720 [1721] Thomas MONTEITH failing to apear & answer the Suit of Saml. SHORT upon his Case, order is granted agt said Thomas for fifty pounds Sterl. as in case of Nihil Dicit returnable to next Court for Judgment. Thos. MONTEITH being arrested at the Suit of Samuel SHORT on his Case for slander & not appearing, order is granted agt. sd. Thomas and John GRIFIN his Security for what shall appear due at next Court unless Deft. then appears & answers sd. accon. RICHMOND COUNTY, VA 6 Apr. 1721 In an action of Debt between William SKRINE, assignee of Samuel SHORT, Plt. and John FOXWORTHY, Deft. for 500 pounds tobacco due by bill, the Deft. did not appear. Judgment granted against the Deft. and Robert DONIPHAN, his security unless the Deft. appears at next court. ESSEX COUNTY, VA 10 May 1721 The petition of Saml. SHORT to keep a ferry over Rappa: River at his House is rejected. On the petition of Saml. SHORT, License is granted him to keep an Ordry. at his house in this County according to Law. Saml. SHORT with Thomas AYRES acknowld. their bond for Samuel's keeping Ordry. according to Law & is ordered to be recorded. 17 May 1721 The petition preferr'd by Saml. SHORT agt. John FOX is dismist. Judgment is granted to Thomas MONTEITH agt. Saml. SHORT on his case for Twenty eight pounds and nine pence Sterl. the ballance with an attorneys fee & costs. Ordered that Thomas MONTEITH pay John DINWIDDIE and Edward PRICE each for two days as an Evidence vs. Saml. SHORT according to Law with costs. 20 June 1721 The Suit brot. by Saml. SHORT agt. Thomas MONTEITH is dismist. The Suit brot. by Thomas MONTEITH, Assee of Saml. SHORT, agt. Loenrd. HELMES is dismist. 21 June 1721 Leonard HELMES being arrested and failing to appear & answer the Suit of Thos. MONTEITH, Assignee of Saml. SHORT, in Debt & no security being filed, order is granted agt. said HELMES and Lawrence TALIAFERRO, Gent. Sherif for wt. shall appear due at next Court unless Deft. then appears & answers the said action. RICHMOND COUNTY, VA 6 July 1721 In an action of Debt between William SKRINE, Asignee of Samuel SHORT, Plt. and John FOXWORTHY, Deft. for 500 pounds tobacco, and the Deft. not appearing, Judgment of April Court is confirmed against the Deft. and his security Robert DONIPHAN for 500 pounds tobacco. ESSEX COUNTY, VA 10 July 1721 Samuel SHORT, planter to Thomas FREEMAN, merchant, lease for 21 years of 100 acres, 50 acres of cleared land and 50 acres of pocoson or sunken ground, part of land formerly purchased of Robert TALIAFERRO by said SHORT in St. Mary's Parish by the side of Rappahannock River. Right of renewal for £30 sterling signed by Samuel SHORT and Tho. FREEMAN and witnessed by Edwd. SEARLE Wm. PARKER, Benja. ROBINSON. 18 July 1721 Samuel SHORT acknowledged his Lease of Land and bond for performance of Covenants to Thomas FREEMAN which on the motion of Wm. ROBINSON on behalf of the said FREEMAN are admitted to record. It is ordered that a Rolling House at Richard JOHNSONs be put down & that one be built at Saml. SHORT's Landing according to Law. In the accon. on the Case p Slandr. brot. by Saml. SHORT agt. Thomas MONTEITH, Deft. filed his plea Plt. joyning issue the tryal whereof is referred till next Court. In action of Debt brot. by Thomas MONTEITH, Assigne of Saml. SHORT, agt. Leonard HELMES, the Deft. prays oyer of the Note in Declaration menconed & it is granted him. 19 Sep. 1721 Saml. SHORT on a jury It is ordered that Thomas MONTEITH pay Wm. HOWARD for Four days attendance as an Evidence at the Suit of Samuel SHORT & for four times comeing & going twenty five miles with ferriages over LONGs Ferry according to Law & Costs. (Memo: that there is but two days of this ordr. to be allow'd in the Bill of costs vs. Saml. SHORT). It is ordered that Thomas MONTEITH pay James GILLISON for four days attendance as an Evidence at the Suit of Samuel SHORT according to Law and Costs. (Memo: that there is but two days of this Ordr. to be allow'd in the Bill if costs agt. Saml. SHORT). 20 Sep. 1721 In the accon. of Debt brought by Thomas MONTEITH, Asignee of Saml. SHORT, agt. Leonard HELMES on the Defts. motion liberty is granted him to plead various matters & then the Deft. filed his plea which Plt. hath time to consider. KING GEORGE COUNTY, VA 6 Oct. 1721 In the action brought by John FOXWORTHY, Plt. against Samuel SHORT Defent. for 1000 pounds of tobacco damage for not paying 500 pounds of tobacco due by assumpsit, the Defendant being arrested and failing to appear. Therefore order is grantd against th Defendant and Robert DONIPHAN his Security unless the said Defend. appear at the next Court and answer the said accon. The suit brought by Samuel SHORT against Francis SPALDIN is dismist, the Plt. failing to prosecute the same. 3 Nov. 1721 In the action brought by John FOXWORTHY against Samuel SHORT, Robert DONIPHAN came into Court and assumed to pay all costs in the said suit and on attorneys fee. The Attachment obtained by Robert DONIPHAN against the Estate of Samuel SHORT is dismist with cost by reason of the Plts. non appearance to prosecute the same. ESSEX COUNTY, VA 20 Mar. 1721 [1722] In the action of Debt brot. by Thos. MONTEITH, Assignee of Saml. SHORT, agt. Leonard HELMES the Plt. this day filed his demurr which Deft. joyned the argumts. 21 Mar. 1721 [1722] The Suit brot by Jno. OWEN agt. Saml. SHORT is dismt. 15 May 1722 Presentment of Grand Jury against Saml. SHORT of St. Marys Parish for not frequenting his Parish Church according to Law. 19 June 1722 The action of Debt brot. by Thomas MONTEITH, Assigne of Saml. SHORT, agt. Leonard HELMES is continued. 21 June 1722 Samuel SHORT of Parish of St. Marys being presented by Grand Jury for not frequenting his Parish Church according to Law & being summoned & not appearing, the sd. Samuel is therefore fined Five Shillings to use of poor of sd. Parish wth costs. KING GEORGE COUNTY, VA 6 July 1722 William SKRINE against John SHORT for for 5 pounds, 11 pence. Deft. failed to appear. Judgment to Plt. against Thomas STRIBLING, security returned for his appearance. ESSEX COUNTY, VA 21 Aug. 1722 In action of Debt brot. by Thomas MONTEITH, Assignee of Saml. SHORT, agt. Leonard HELMES, the Demurr joyned in March Court last being argued is overruled the Court being of opinion that th plea ought to be reced, Thereupon the Suit is dismist & the Plt. ordered to pay the Deft. an attorneys fee & costs. 19 Sep. 1722 The Suit brot. by James ROBERTSON agt. Saml. SHORT is dismist. 20 Nov. 1722 Presentment of Grand Jury against Saml. SHORT of St. Marys Parish for not frequenting his Parish Church. KING GEORGE COUNTY, VA 5 Jan. 1722/3 Robert DONIPHAN ack. deeds to Edward PRICE John CATLET against John SHORT for 600 pounds tobacco. ESSEX COUNTY, VA 16 Jan. 1722 [1723] Samuel SHORT of the Parish of St. Mary being presented by Grand Jury for not frequenting his Psh. Church according to Law & being summoned & not appearing is fined five Shillings to use of the poor of sd. Parish with costs. 17 Jan. 1722 [1723] In Scire facias brot. by John JAMES & John FOX agt. Samuel SHORT to renew a Judgmt. of this Court dated 19th day of February 1718, granted to sd. Plts. aft. sd. Deft. for Five Shillings with one attorneys fee & costs & sd. scire facias being executed the Deft. not appearing the sd. Judgmt. is renewed for Five Shillings with an attorneys fee & Twenty four pounds of Tobo costs of suit, & also ordered to pay sd. Plt. the costs of this present Suit with another attorneys fee. 20 Mar. 1722 [1723] The Suit brot by Francis PAGET agt. Saml. SHORT, the Deft. not being arrested an alias capias is ordered to issue. 20 Sep. 1723 In the Action on the Case brot. by Wm. BEVERLEY Exr. &c. of Robert BEVERLEY deced. agt. Samuel SHORT the Plt. having proved his Accot., Judgment is granted him agt. the said Defendt. for four pounds Curr. money with one Attorneys fee & costs; And the Sherif having made the following return on the Attachmt. issued in this Cause Vizt. April the 8 1723 The within Attachmt. served on one pair of Spoon moles two Pewter Tankards Its therefore ordered that the Sherif get the same goods appraised & deliver the same to the Plt. in part of his Judgment aforesaid. Saml. SHORT being arrested at the Suit of Francis PAGET on the Case & not appearing nor any Security being filed, Judgmt. is granted the sd. Francis agt. the said Samuel & Robert BROOKE, gent. Sherif for what shall appear due at next Court unless the Deft. then appearing & answers the sd. Action. Saml. SHORT being arrsted at the Suit of Wm. BEVERLY Exr. of Robt. BEVERLEY deced. in Debt & not appearing nor any security being filed, Judgmt. is granted the said Plt. agt. the said Deft. & Robert BROOKES gent Sherif for what shall appear due at next Court unless the Deft. then appears & answers the said action. 17 Oct. 1723 Sam. SHORT failing to appear & answr. the Suit of Wm. BEVERLY Exr. of Robt. BEVERLEY Deced. in Debt the Order of last Septembr. Court is confirmed to the sd. Plt. agt. the said Defendt. & Robert BROOKE gent Sherif for Nine hundred pounds of Sweet scented tobacco & cask convent. with one attorneys fee & costs. Whereas Judgmt. hath this day been granted to Wm. BEVERLY Exr. of Robt. BEVERLEY deced. agt. Saml. SHORT & Rob. BROOKE Gent Sherif for Nine hundred pounds of sweet scented Tobo. & cask convent. with one attorneys fee & costs therefore on the motion of the sd. Robt. BROOKE an Attachment is granted him against the Estate of sd. Samuel for the like sum of Tobo. & Cask convenient with an attorneys fee & costs returnable to the next Court for Judgemt. In the Action of the Case brot by Francis PAGET agt. Saml. SHORT, Nicholas DAVIS enters himself Special Bail for the Defent. & Judgmt. is granted the Plt. agt. the sd. Defendt. for two hundred & twenty nine pounds & an half pound of tobo the ballance of Amots. with an attorneys fee & costs. 21 Jan. 1723 [1724] The Attachmt. obtained by Robert BROOKE gent. Sheriff aft. the Estate of Saml. SHORT being served on a tight hhd. of Tobo., is continued for the sd. hhd. of Tobo. to be weighed. 18 Mar. 1723 [1724] In the action of Debt brot by James KAY asignee of Jno. STEWARD agt. Saml. SHORT the Sherif having return'd a Copy left & the sd. Deft. not appearing, An Attachmt. is granted the sd. Plt. agt. the Estate of the sd. Defendt. for two thousand pounds of tobo. & costs returnable to next Court for judgment. The Attachmt. obtain'd by Robt. BROOKE Gent. Sherif agt. the Estate of Saml. SHORT is continued. 19 Mar. 1723 [1724] The suit brot by Mungo ROY against Saml. SHORT is dismist. 21 Apr. 1724 The suit brot. by James KAY agt Saml. SHORT is postponed. The suit brot. by James KAY agt. Saml. SHORT is dismt. 16 Sep. 1724 The action of Debt brot. by Robert TALIAFERRO, Richd. TALIAFERRO, surviving Exrs of John TALIAFERRO deced. agt Saml. SHORT, Wm. WOODFORD & Charles TALIAFERRO is continued on the Plts. motion. 9 Oct. 1724 Samuel SHORT and wife Francis to Edward EVANS part of tract formerly granted to Robert TALIAFERRO, Decd. 20 Oct. 1724 Saml. SHORT by Moseley BATTALEY his Attorney acknowledged his Deeds of Lease & Release to Land to Edward EVANS wch. on his motion are admittd to record. Samuel SHORTs Power of Attorney to Edward EVANS was proved by the Oaths of Moseley BATTALEY & John SULLENGER & admitted to record. Frances SHORTs Power of Attorney to Moses BATTALEY was proved by the oaths of John SULLENGER, Bryand CHADWELL & Saml. EVANS & admittd to record. Frances SHORT by Moseley BATTALEY her Attorney relinquished her right of Dower in the land conveyed by two sets of Deeds to Edwd. EVANS & this day acknowledged to him wch. is admitted to record. KING GEORGE COUNTY, VA 7 Nov. 1724 The suit brought by George PROCTOR against Samuel SHORT is ordered to be dismist. ESSEX COUNTY, VA 17 Nov. 1724 The suit brot. By Robert TALIAFERRO &c. agt Saml. SHORT &c. is dismist. KING GEORGE COUNTY, VA 6 Apr. 1725 The suit brought by John DINWIDDIE Gent. agst. Samuel SHORT the Deft. pleads he owes nothing and the Plt. joines the issue. 7 May 1725 In the suit brought by John DINWIDDIE, Gent. agst. Samuel SHORT a jury returned verdict for the Deft. Suit is ordered dismist with one attorney fee and costs. 8 May 1725 John GLENDENING being summoned an evidence for Saml. SHORT agt. John DINWIDDIE, it is ordered that he pay him for the same at 30 pounds of tobo: for one day. SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VA 1 June 1725 In the action of the case brougt p. LARKIN CHEW Plt. agt. Samuell SHORT Defendt., the Plt. faling to file his Declaration ordered that the suit be dismist. On the Attachment obtaind by Larkin CHEW against the Estate of Samuell SHORT, the Sherife having made returne, Vizt, Attached in the hands of Nicholas HAWKINS all the Estate of Samuel SHORT, Therefore att th Plantifes motion Orderd that the said HAWKINGS be summon to give an Accot. of what he have in his hands of the said SHORTs Estate when sd. Attachment was served in his hands. 7 Sep. 1725 On the Attachment brought by Larkin CHEW against the Estate of Samuell SHORT for five pounds twelve shillings and five pence current money, the Plantif produced his Accot. & on oath made appear that four pounds seven shillings and five pence was due to him on ballance. Therefore Judgment is granted him for the same with costs, and the Attachment being by the Sheriffe returned of sevearll goods attached in the hands of Nicholas HAWKINGS as he according to summonds declared on oath as p. list p. him given in and sighnd Vizt. one brass kettle, one Rugg, one Quilt, one Spitt, one horse crupper, one Gun, one Bedstid, one bolster tick, two pillow ticks. It is therefore oredered that John SNELL, Samuel MOORE, Edward FRANKLYN & William WARREN or any three of them do appraise the said goods and make returne. In the action of Detinue brought by Samuell SHORT Plt against Nicholas HAWKINGS alis Thomas WOOD Defendt. att the Defendts. motion an imparlance granted. 6 Oct. 1725 On the Attachment obtained p. Larkin CHEW against the Estate of Samuell SHORT, the Plantife haveing proved his Accot. on Oath last Court that fourd pounds seven shillings and five pence was due to him on ballance and the Sheriffe returning the Appraisement of goods that was attached in the hands of Nicholas HAWKINS which amountd to one pound eighteen shillings and three pence, on the Plantifes motion Ordered that the Sheriffe do deliver the same and Judgment granted him for the balance with costs. It is therefore ordered that th sd. SHORT do pay unto the said CHEW the said sume of two pounds nine shillings & two pence (being the balance) with costs alias Exo. SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VA 1 Feb. 1725 [1726] In the action of Detinue brought by Samuell SHORT against Nicholas HAWKINS Defendt. the Plantife failing to appear & prosecute his Suit, Ordered that the same b dismist. ESSEX COUNTY, VA 19 Oct. 1726 In the action of Debt brought by George MASON, Assignee of Samuel SHORT, agt. James NOELL & Elizabeth his Wife, Exrs. &c. of Edward EVANS deced., the sd. Defts. pray oyer of the Note in the Declaration mentioned which is granted them. 21 June 1727 In the action of Debt brought by George MASON Assignee of Saml. SHORT against James NOELL & Elizabeth his Wife, Exrs &c. of Edward EVANS deced. by the consent of both parties it is ordered that Thos. CATLET, Francis THORNTON & John BATTALIE or any two of them audit & settle all accounts & difference between the said parties & make their report to next Court & also order'd that the sd. Auditors have liberty to examine witnesses on Oath. 19 July 1727 In the action of Debt brot. by George MASON, Assignee of Saml. SHORT agt. James NOEL & Eliza. his wife Exrs. &c. of Edward EVANS deced. the Deft. filed their plea wch. the Plt. hath time to consider. 16 Aug. 1727 The action on the Case brot by George MASON, Assignee of Samuel SHORT, agt. James NOELL & Eliza his Wife Exrs &c. of Edwd. EVANS deced. is dismist. 16 May 1733 Samuel SHORT against James NOELL and Elizabeth his wife, executors of the will of Edward EVANS, deceased, and Robert TALIAFERRO being sworn a witness for the said Samuel declared that the sd. Samuel lived at his house in the County of Caroline as his overseer And thereupon all and singular the premises aforesaid being duely considered It is the opinion of the Court & accordingly by the Court ordered that the sd. Samuel do forth with give the said James & Elizabeth sufficient security to pay them their costs if he should be cast on the trial of this suit, (because the sd. Samuel formerly ran away from this County for forgery & keeps running away from one County to another over time) and the said Samuel failing to give such security It is by the Court here ordered that the suit be dismist and that the sd. James & Elizabeth recover agst the sd Samuel their Costs... Samuel SHORT orderd to pay unto Robert Taliaferro of Caroline County 246 pounds of tobacco for coming and returning 42 miles and for 2 attending days as a witness against James NOELL. GOOCHLAND COUNTY, VA 12 Oct. 1733 Martin DUNKIN/DONKIN [DUNCAN] and wife Mary to James HOPPER of Caroline County, 100 acres on Deep Creek witnessed by William (W) LANE, Silvester (S) PROOFITT, Samuel SHORT Note: The deed was to HOPPER of Caroline County, where Samuel SHORT was living. ESSEX COUNTY 18 Feb. 1734 [1735] Action of debt brought by Samuel SHORT agst. James NOEL and Elizabeth his wife Executors of the will of Edward EVANS, deceased. Jury finds that said Edward in his lifetime paid the said James and Elizabeth as they alledged. Said Samuel to take nothing for his false clamour and James and Elizabeth to recover their costs. James NOELL to pay Thomas CATLETT of Caroline Co. for attending 1 day as a witness against Samuel Short, to pay Mr. Mosely BATTALEY of Spotsylvania Co. for 4 days, and to pay John HOLLOWAY of Caroline Co. for 6 days. CAROLINE COUNTY, VA 14 May 1736 Petition. Kemp TALIAFERRO assignee of Jno. BROOCKS agt. Saml. SHORT. Dismissed. 13 Aug. 1736 In the petition brought in behalf of Kemp TALIAFERRO an infant by Benja. ROBINSON his next friend agt. Samuel SHORT, judgment is granted the plt. for 350 pounds of tobacco and 5 shillings cash. GOOCHLAND COUNTY [later ALBEMARLE], VA 19 Apr. 1742 Samuel SHORT vs. Edward KERSY on debt dismissed. ALBEBARLE COUNTY, VA 23 Jan. 1745/6 Arthur HOPKINS against Samuel SHORT for a debt of 20 pounds 24 Jan. 1745/6 Moses SHORT paid for a wolf's head. Note: Others paid from the same district place him in the vicinity of the LADD family. 28 Mar. 1746 James Meredith, Samuel Short's attorney joined the defendantís claim on a case of Nil Debet in the case of Arthur HOPKINS vs. Samuel SHORT 17 Oct. 1746 Samuel SHORT survey for 394 acres on "Bremore" [Bremo] Creek [became Fluvanna County in 1777] adj. Robert WALTON. Note: This tract was patented on 16 August 1756 by Abraham Childres [CHILDERS/CHILDRESS]. It is unknown when between 1746 and 1756 SHORT transferred his rights in the survey to CHILDRES. On 20 November 1750 George Wilson had 300 acres surveyed next to the tract [as Samuel Short]. Robert Walton sold his rights to what was probably a land entry, for on 18 December 1751 Thomas Couthorn had 350 acres surveyed on the west branches of Bremore Creek adjacent to Samuel Short, Joseph Goode, Joseph Walton, and John Payne. The common boundary with Samuel Short showed that Couthorn owned the land that was previously Robert Walton's when Samuel Short had his survey. John PAYNE had a patent on 20 June 1749 that was adjacent to both WILSON's tract above, and to Noble LADD. The Samuel SHORT survey continued to be listed as adjacent to land owners as late as 1775, even though the tract was granted to CHILDRES in 1756. The deeds were reciting the bounds of previous deeds, without updating for modern owners. CUMBERLAND COUNTY, VA [undated] 1751 account of Robert WALTON [will written 1746 Goochland Co. probated 1750 Cumberland] contained a payment to Moses SHORT for 11 hogshead of tobacco. Note: This is the Robert WALTON who owned land adjacent to the 1746 survey of Samuel SHORT in Albemarle Co. Other payments included other neighbors of SHORT and WALTON on Bremo Creek. ROWAN [now GUILFORD] COUNTY, NC 21 June 1751 Moses SHORT a chain carrier for John NICKS [his father-in-law] See SHORT family for more information on the descendants of Moses and his brother Aaron.

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