Major Peyton Short

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Major Peyton Short

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. William Short and Elizabeth Short
Husband of Jane Short and Maria Symmes
Father of Elizabeth Skipwith Webber
Brother of William Short

Managed by: Marsha Gail Veazey
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About Major Peyton Short

Peyton Short (December 17, 1761 – September 1, 1825) was a land speculator and politician in Kentucky. He was a member of the first Kentucky Senate. He was the brother of William Short; he married the daughter of John Cleves Symmes, and was a brother-in-law of future President William Henry Harrison.

Peyton Short attended the College of William and Mary.


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Major Peyton Short's Timeline

December 17, 1761
Age 42
September 1, 1825
Age 63