Thomas Jefferson Short was born 1807 in Tennessee, United States and died 1870 in Clinton County, Illinois, United States of unspecified causes. He married Martha Maddux (c1808-) in Clinton County, Illinois, United States.

Short served on the Union side in the Civil War. He was a trustee of Puncheon Camp Methodist Church.


Offspring of Thomas Jefferson Short and Martha Maddux (c1808-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Alfred Short (c1827-) 1827 Illinois, United States Nancy E. (c1830-?)
Ann Browning (?-?)

Sarah Short (c1828-)
Joshua Short (c1830-)
Priscilla Short (c1835-)
Nancy Short (c1837-)
Lydia M. Short (c1841-)
Martha E. Short (c1843-)
William A. Short (c1846-)
Thomas Bennett Short (c1850-)
James W. Short (c1853-)

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • Facts and Folks: History of Jefferson County, Illinois Mount Vernon, IL: Jefferson County Historical Society, 1978.
  • US Census, 1870, T2SR3E, Jefferson Co, IL