George E. Short

GEORGE E. SHORT, farmer and native of Giles County, Tenn., was born about three miles from Pulaski, Tenn., July 11, 1829. His parents, J. T. and Elizabeth (Abernathy) Short, were born in Brunswick Co., Va., in 1793 and 1803, respectively. They moved to Giles County, Tenn., in 1828, and settled about three miles southwest of Pulaski. The father was a planter, and followed that calling until his death, which took place in Giles County, in 1875. The mother died three years earlier. Of their ten children, our subject was the fifth. He was educated at the old field schools and at the schools of Pulaski. In the fall of 1862, he enlisted in the Third Tennessee Infantry, Capt. Ray's Company, Confederate States Army, and after nearly one year's service he was released on account of physical disability, and after peace was established he again resumed farming. He owns 480 acres of land, the greater part of which is in a fine state of cultivation. He resides in Pulaski. In 1858 he was married to Virginia M. Boisseau, who, died February 23, 1881. In 1882, his marriage with Virginia C. Reynolds was consumated. They have one child: George Edward. Mr. Short is a Democrat, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and are well-respected citizens of the county.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County