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Mary Ann

Name
Mary Ann
Given names
Mary Ann
Married name
Mary Ann Short
Also known as
Mary
Note: Some records refer to her as Mary but a divorce record of 1831 in MS names her as Mary Ann Short.
Birth of a son
#1
Simeon SHORT
about 1790
Birth of a daughter
#2
Naomi SHORT
1797
Note: According to 1850 census of Simspn Co MS, Naomi SHORT Magee Miles was born in (approximately) 1797 in Ga.
Marriage of a childEvan J MAGEENaomi SHORTView this family
November 26, 1815
Note: St Tammany LA Parish Marriage bonds: Evin Magee, 20 Nov 1815, to Naomi Short, daughter of Jonas Short.
Marriage of a childSimeon SHORTElizabeth MAGEEView this family
December 27, 1815
Marriage of a childJohn Robert “Robert” POWELLMartha Louisa SHORTView this family
May 13, 1818
Note: From CousinConnect web site:
DivorceJonas SHORTView this family
1831
Note: The marriage of Jonas Short and Mary Ann Short was dissolved by an act of the Mississippi Legislature in 1831.

Death of a husbandJonas SHORT
1831
Note: Jonas Short appeared in several tax lists from 1823 through 1825 but had disappeared from the tax ro…
Death of a husbandJonas SHORT
1840
Note: In 1840 a Jonas Short appeared in Texas with Simeon Short and Elbern Short where Jonas was granted 320 acres by a land commission in Jasper Co. This might have been old Jonas Short with his son and grandson. Or it might have been young (15 years old) Jonas, son of Simeon. No age was given in the land record.
Conditional Certificate Recipients in Jasper Co Tx, 1841

Note: Charles Irby and his Short in-laws were in Jasper Co Tx obtaining land in 1841. Evidently they did not stay but returned to Rankin Co MS by 1850.

Death of a sonSimeon SHORT
about 1845
Death of a daughterNaomi SHORT
August 17, 1859
Note: Miles Family Genealogy Forum:
Family with Jonas SHORT - View this family
ex-husband
herself
Divorce: 1831Mississippi
-33 years
daughter
-6 years
son
daughter

Divorce

The marriage of Jonas Short and Mary Ann Short was dissolved by an act of the Mississippi Legislature in 1831.

Name

Some records refer to her as Mary but a divorce record of 1831 in MS names her as Mary Ann Short.

Note

It is probable that Davis Short of Copiah and Jefferson Co MS was also a son of Jonas and Mary Short. He was born in GA about 1792. He served in the 13th LA militia along with Simeon Short; he married Unity Barksdale in Marion Co MS close to Washington Co LA and he lived in Copiah Co MS in the 1820s, as did Jonas. He appeared in the 1850 census of Jefferson Co MS along with his (apparent) mother Mary Ann, the same name as Jonas' wife. So there is circumstantial evidence but no actual document stating a relationship with Jonas Short.

DivorceLegislative Record of Jonas and Mary Ann Short DivorceLegislative Record of Jonas and Mary Ann Short Divorce
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DivorceNatchez Paper in 1831 Announcing Jonas Short DivorceNatchez Paper in 1831 Announcing Jonas Short Divorce
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