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From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Joseph Short, who resided at Baileysville in Wyoming County, West Virginia:

Was born Feb. 24, 1848, in Tazewell county, Va., and when a lad of 15 enlisted in the Confederate States army, serving a short time, when he was severely wounded in the face. On Nov. 9, 1865, he was united in marriage with Evaline Hill, who was born April 5, 1848, in Ashe county, N.C., the marriage being solemnized in Wyoming county, W.Va. The record of Mr. and Mrs. Short’s children is as follows: Mazy I., born Oct. 17, 1866, and died March 27, 1889, married; Sarah, born June 10, 1867, and died Sept. 27, 1888, married; Noah, born March 29, 1869; Edward, born June 2, 1871; Rebecca, born Aug. 1, 1873; John A., born Dec. 1, 1875; Martha, born Jan. 1, 1878; Powell S., born Feb. 2, 1880; Elizabeth, born July 23, 1882; Minnie R., born Oct. 2, 1884; and Charles, born April 18, 1887. Mr. Short was elected road commissioner in Wyoming county in 1888, by a very large majority, which office he is still ably filling. He is a farmer and merchant, residing near Baileysville, W.Va., which is his address.

Source: Dr. R.A. Brock, Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888 (Richmond, VA: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, 1888), p. 839-840.

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