Showing posts with label Moses Short. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Moses Short. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Seking Collectors/Dealers of Joseph Short Furniture Makers of Newburyport Massachusetts

Looking for collectors of Short furniture made in Newbury MA and North Shore area. Signed or labeled furniture made by the Short family of cabinetmakers from Newbury Massachusetts and Newburyport Massachusetts is being sought for a research article by independent scholar Gary R. Sullivan and historian Melissa Berry, working in association with Short Family descendent Laurie Short Jarvis.
Newburyport, Massachusetts cabinetmaker, Joseph Short (1771-1819) is the best-known member of this 18th- and early 19th-century family of woodworkers. A large body of work is associated with him, including several signed and labeled pieces of furniture. A large number of cabriole-leg candle stands with a unique foot, lolling chairs with set-back arm supports and games tables with diamond inlay are also attributed to Joseph Short based on their similarity to the labeled examples.
Any individual or institution in possession of a labeled or documented piece of Short Family furniture is encouraged to contact Melissa Berry at 603-793-5984 or

This complex dressing box with fitted interior is dated 1694 and was made as an acknowledgment of the wedding of Henry and Anne Short of Newbury, Massachusetts. Interesting features include a looking glass, secret drawer locks and a hidden drawer.

Possibly Joseph Short (1771-1819), Newburyport, Massachusetts, 1810-1820
In two parts: the upper with rectangular top surmounted by a broken swan's-neck pediment centering a fluted plinth flanked by four fluted plinths above a conforming case with glazed doors with gothic arched mullions, opening to reveal a shelved interior; the lower conforming case with hinged writing flap over three graduated long drawers, on ring-turned and tapering lotus carved feet, appears to retain its original brasses

David C. Garcelon Seeking any information on Short family connection with Instrument Makers. 

More Short Info click links
DAR New England Chapters & Descendants of Moses Short Newbury MA Members
Short Family
Carolyn Heard Peatfield-Short Newbury MA
George "Jonah" Granville Short of Newburyport
  • Short, Charles, cabinetmaker, 1792 - , Newburyport, MA.
  • Short, Joseph, carpenter, cabinetmaker, 1771 - 1819, Newburyport, MA.
  • Isaac Short furniture
  • Moses Short nautical instruments
  • Sewall Short cabinets
  • George Short furniture
  • Cornelius Short 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Descendants of Moses Short Newbury MA and DAR Old Newbury Chapter

From the Archives Several DAR Members in New England In Memory for Moses Short of Newbury and his descendant Laurie Jarvis Short. Her relatives Abbey Short and Ruth Short of the DAR Old Newbury Chapter For copies of PDF ARTICLES email me A DAR Outing

Moses Short, a Revolutionary patriot and carrier of the Newburyport Herald for nearly half a century, was one of the attendees at the 50th anniversary celebration of our Independence in Newburyport. Moses raised his glass and spoke these words: "The Tree of Liberty watered by the blood of the Revolution may our children suffer no canker worms to injure its sacred leaves."
Old Newbury Chapter Newburyport Massachusetts One of the most attractive outings ever taken by the chapter was the Field Day at Fatherland farm South Byfield October 15 1900 This house long the seat of the Parsons family was built by Jacob Parsons the Boston merchant Its present owner is Mrs Alexander Forbes a descendant of Jacob Parsons and a member of Old Newbury Chapter. Ruth I Short attended. Moses Short, son of James Short 1713-1795 and Ruth Jaques 1717-1779 (aunt of Anna Jaques)
He had at least 9 siblings. He married Lydia Emery (155-1826) July 24, 1781 and they had 6 children. He married Abigail Illsley Oct 26 1826 They had 2 daughters Abigail Styles Short 1830-1903 and Ruth Illsley Short 1829-1907 BOOK: MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS & SAILORS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
"SHORT, MOSES, Newbury. Private, Capt. Silas Adam's co., Col. Titcomb's regt.; service 2 mos., travel also allowed to and from place of rendevous, roll endorsed 'for 2 Months Service at R Island;' also, Capt. Oliver Titcomb's co., Col. Cogswell's regt.; entered service Oct. 5, 1778; service 2 months 29 days; company detached to guard and fortify post in and about Boston." Picture below Short House Newbury MA Photo From Boston Public Library


From DAR Lineage Book Ruth Isley Short and Abigail Short Born in Newbury, Massachusetts. Descendant of Moses Short, of Massachusetts. Daughter of Moses Short and Abigail Ilsley, his wife. Moses Short, (1760-1841), served as a private and received a pension. He was born in Newbury, where he died.

Newburyport Daily News Tuesday September 1, 1903 page 3 Abby Short Dead The death of Miss Abby Short occurred at Newbury this morning at the age of 72 years. For many years Miss Short was a teacher in the Kelly School of this city and her former pupils number many of the leading business men of the city today, who remember her with the kindliest of feelings for the important part she played in the shaping of their education. She had been a “great” sufferer for years and her death comes as a welcome relief. Full of years and of honors she is sincerely mourned and throughout the city today many a tear will drop in memory of Miss Short. Gravestone located in First Parish Cemetery, High Road, Newbury,Massachusetts 1760 Moses Short 1841Soldier of the American Revolution
His Wife 1786 Abigail Ilsley 1875 their daughters
1829 Ruth I Short 1927 Photo below 1830 Abigail Short 1903

Newburyport Daily News Thursday March 17, 1927 page 4 At Rest in Native Town The funeral of Miss Ruth Ilsley Short for many years a resident of Oldtown was held at the home of Mrs. Ruth Bradstreet in Rowley, where Miss Short had made her home for the past few years. Her death occurred Sunday evening March 13, aged 97 years, 8 months and 23 days. She was the daughter of Moses and Abigail Short of Newbury, he being a Revolutionary Soldier. Miss Short was one of the very few remaining real Daughters of the Revolution. Her home was in one of the oldest houses in Newbury, at the corner of High Street and Rolfe’s Lane and she was the oldest in point of membership of the Oldtown Church, having united with it 73 years ago. At one time in her life Miss Short was a teacher in the old school house that stood upon the Upper Green.
The funeral service was conducted by the pastor of the First Church in Newbury, Rev. Charles Sumner Holton, and was attended by many of her former neighbors and friends, also officers and members of the church. There were many beautiful floral tokens, including gifts from the Home Missionary Society of which the deceased had been a member for many years, also from the local Chapter of the D.A.R. and from other friends. The funeral was in the Cemetery of the First Church, Newbury. Gravestone located in First Parish Cemetery, High Road, Newbury, MA Transcription: 1760 Moses Short 1841
Soldier of the American Revolution His Wife 1786 Abigail Ilsley 1875 their daughters 1829 Ruth I Short 1927 1830 Abigail Short 1903

Nathaniel Tracy Chapter of Newburyport 1896 and DAR Magazine Vol 17 1900 mentions the Chapter and Nathaniel Tracy and Dalton House. Newburyport sent out many privateers during the Revolutionary war Nathaniel Tracy fitted out a great fleet consisting of 24 cruisers with 340 guns and 2800 men He also contributed $160,000 to the cause of liberty His fine old mansion is now the public library and museum The old Dalton house now the home of the Dalton club retains its fire places with their exquisite carvings and Corinthian pillars reaching to the ceiling In a frame upon the wall is a sample of wall paper similar to that seen in the Quincy house On the label it is stated that it had been used to adorn the room in which Mary Dalton was married to Leonard White

From this article Mrs. Elizabeth Brown Thomas Morse, Ruth Short, Mary Augusta Danforth, Sarah Judd, Helen Stone Rogers 

From this Article

See Mary Rebecca Brodhead Pike (1815-1922) — New Hampshire DAR member — achieved age 106