The History of Otsego County, New York


D. Hamilton Hurd

Published by Everts & Fariss, Philadelphia


SHORT, Cyrus - Hartwick

Cyrus SHORT was born in Hartwick, Nov. 22 1824, being the 
youngest of a family of fifteen children. Amasa, his father, was a 
native of Connecticut, born July 7, 1772, and emigrated to this 
town in 1794, and was married in 1799. His wife, Elizabeth, was 
born in Greenbush, Albany Co., Feb. 29, 1782. His father was a 
soldier in the Revolutionary war and sacrificed his life to establish 
the independence of his country. He died Dec. 9, 1844; his wife 
survived him but a few years, she passing away Aug. 15, 1851. 
Cyrus passed his early life on his father's farm, and has pursued 
that business ever since, being located on the same farm at the 
present time which his father cleared and settled when he first 
came to this town. He was married Oct. 13, 1845, to Mary M., 
daughter of George and Polly MURDOCK, old settlers of the town 
of Hartwick, where she was born Aug. 24, 1827. Their family 
consists of nine children, seven of whom are living. Adaline A., 
born April 2, 1847, died Aug. 31, 1848; George M., born Sept. 15, 
1848; died Oct. 31, 1851; William, born Oct. 25, 1850; Annie M., 
April 16, 1853; John H., Nov. 15, 1855; Charles D., June 19, 1859; 
Ella M. April 3, 1863; Fred L., April 8, 1868; Gilbert C., July 31, 
1872. All natives of the town of Hartwick.
For over twenty-five years Mr. Short and wife have been active 
members of the First Presbyterian church of Milford, and his 
children, William, John, Annie, and Ella, also are members of the 
same church. Politically, he belongs to the Republican party.

Excerpt from History of Otsego Co., NY, opposite page 167


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