1925 Biography - Barbara Short

Mrs. Barbara Short was born in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, 1819. Her maiden name was Leach. She came to Johnson County. 1835. She first married Eli Hooker and had one daughter, Mrs. C. C. Oliver, who lived near Simpson. After Mr. Hookers death she married Davis Wright and had James (2) who married Alpa Woelfle and they had Guy (3), Herman (3), James (3) and Beatta (3). This family resides in Kansas with the exception of Herman who resides in Decatur, Ill. Charles (2) married Crynthia Carlton and resides at Creal Springs. Mr. Wright was a Civil War Soldier who died in 1862. She then married Samuel Short who had been a Mexican soldier. Aunt Barbara, as she was known was a tailoress and in the early days of this county was a most useful citizen. She was a Baptist in belief and rather an excentric character of much native ability. She lived to a very old age.

Extracted 08 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, pages 428-429.

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