Husband: Moses Mallory
Born: 10 Mar 1724 at: Stratford, Connecticut Married: 9 Aug 1744 at: Ripton Parish, Connecticut Died: 7 Dec 1793 at: Milford, Connecticut Father: Mother: Other Spouses:
Wife: Frances Oviatt
Born: 1 Jan 1725 at: Milford, New Haven, Connecticutt Died: Apr 1812 at: Father:Samuel or Thomas Oviatt Mother:Rebecca Pritchard Other Spouses:
NOTES: Credit for these notes goes to Mallory Smith and Sharon Metcalf.Capt Moses Mallory married Frances Oviatt, daughter of Samuel Oviatt b 24 Nov 1672 d 1749/50 and Rebecca Pritchard.Moses and his four sons, Benajah, Nathan, Amos (Moses Jr) and David. (DAR 37571) David and Amos fought in Capt Charles Pond's Company, crossing the Delaware with Gen Washington Christmas 1777. Later David became a privateer as did Capt Pond...presumably together. David's descendants became the Mallorys of Mystic (Mallory Shipping lines, and Duracell Batteries). Two of Capt Pond's brothers fought in Capt Moses Mallory's company.I believe Moses and Frances also had a son Joseph who doesn't show up on the current records. Joseph married Capt Pond's sister, Susannah bp 18 Sep 1757.Here's a cute story about Moses...and I have several others about his descendants>“Moses Mallory, the Revolutionary soldier and the father of Mrs. Peter Short, was distinctly remembered by the older children of her family. He sat in a corner by the huge fireplace in the old Milford, Conn., home and delighted his grandchildren with stories of the Revolution, and often of events of which he was an eye-witness.At one period of this service in the army he was ill and was given a furlough. He had to make his way home far north and leading through a tract of country occupied by the British. He found it extremely difficult to obtain food and often suffered the pangs of hunger. One day, when almost famished, he approached a modest home near the edge of the woods in which he was hiding, and entered into conversation with the woman of the house. He did not ask for food, but presently inquired if she ever made stone soup. At her amazed negative, he assured her that she missed much in not knowing how to make a very delicious dish. But the stones must be of a particular kind having parculiar qualities. If he could find some of these rare stones whould she like to have him show her how the soup was prepared?She surely would. He went to the brook, gathered three or four large pebbles, and bringing them back to the house deposited them in a kettle of water, and set it over the fire. After it had boiled a few mintues, he called for salt, and presently for some cornmeal to thicken the soup. The result was a nourishing porridge of which he partook ravenously, and which the woman shared with him without once suspecting the trick.” 1827 Starkweather(4) Capt Moses Mallory 10 Mar 1724 Stratford d 7 Dec 1793 Milford Milford Cem. (Graves of Revolutionary Patriots) = 9 Aug 1744 Ripton Parish, Ct by Rev Jedidiah Mills of Preston Ct at Milford Ct Frances Oviatt 1 Jan 1725 Milford, Ct d Apr 1812 (Samuel Oviatt 24 Nov 1672 d 1749/50 = Rebecca Pritchard bp 24 Oct 1697 First Church Milford) Moses Mallory Capt in Peck’s Company Rev. War served with his four sons, Amos (Moses), David, Benajah, and Nathan. (DAR 37571) Capt Peck Company as a private, Capt Josiah Buckingham’s (Milford) 7th Company 4th Reg as Corp 8 Sep – 9 Dec., Campaign of 1759 Major David Baldwin’s 3rd Company, Col Nathan Whiting’s Reg 3Mar – 3 Dec. 1762 served 15 Mar to 4 Dec. Sgt Zachariah Pond, and Phineas Pond served with Moses. They were brothers of Susannah Pond who married Joseph Mallory. Amos and David served in Capt Charles Pond’s Company 1777 and later in Bradley’s Company after Capt Charles Pond resigned his commission to take over as Capt of the New Defense.Here's a little about Moses and Frances Oviatt's daughter Francis and here husband and their children:(5) Frances Mallory 29 Sep 1748 Milford Ct = 19 Feb 1795 second church Milford Peter Short 17 Jul 1773 of Derby) (Joseph Short 14 Aug 1748 d 30 aug 1807 = Abigail Johnson 20 may 1751) (MC2) (Charles Short 6 Dec 1711= Johanna Talman) (Thomas Short = Elizabeth) (NOTE: Dr Johnson Short 11 Nov 1786, brother of Peter, married Francis’ second cousin Esther Mallory 11 Jan 1809 MC2) (Mary Woodruff Abbott list Frances Mallory as wife of Peter Short, and Esther Mallory as wife of Dr. J Short 11 Nov 1786; ie. Johnson Short called Dr because he was the seventh son) (Johnson Short c 1813 Ct 67 blacksmith widower was living in the household of Horace Baldwin 57 Ct 1880 census Woodbury, Litchfield Ct)children of Mehitable (Francis?) Mallory and Peter Short“Mr. and Mrs. Peter Short stood on the sand beach at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River one early summer day in 1827. They had just been landed by small boats from a vessel, for the river was too shallow for large craft to enter. Their young children stood with thme, and piled about were the household goods brought all the way from Derby, Conn. The family came the whole journey by water. First, a little schooner took them down the Housatonic River and Long Island Sound to New York City. Another boat conveyed them up the Hudson River to Albany. A canal-boat carried them to Buffalo and finally they were brought on Lake Erie to Cleveland.With so many changes it would not have been surprising if some of their belongings hadd spilled out or been lost overboard on the way. So Mrs. Short had good reason to exclaim:
“Thank goodness! Here were are at last, and everything belonging to us, save the warming pan!”
But wintry nights and cold sheets were months ahead, and the articles yet at hand were more necessary or comforting just then than the bed-warmer. The family found temporary shelter in a log-house on Lake Street, probably one built and occupied years previously by the Thorpes. 1827 was a year of great sickness and many deaths in the village, and the Shorts took refuge on Woodland Hills. Four years later, Mr. Short bought a farm on Woodland Avenue., corner of Case, and extending back to the ravine.
The log house on it was occupied for a time, but soon a new frame one took its palce and, for 70 years was the family homestead.
Peter Short, born in 1773, was the son of Joseph and Abigail Short,…”
(6) Almira Short =1824 Derby Co Starr B Riggs
“Almira Short and Mr. Riggs were married in 1824 in Derby, Conn. They came to Cleveland in 1828, and remaind in or near this place for about 10 years, then removed to Indiana. Mr. Riggs was a founder of the Congregationalist Church in Boonville, Ind. His children, nine in number, settled in Indiana and in Iowa. Mr. Riggs survived his wife by 18 years.” 1827 Starkweather
(6) Minerva Short = Thomas Davis
(6) Lewis Short 1811 = Helen Woodman
(7) Caroline Short = __Kidney
(7) Henry L Short = Mrs. Cowles res Colorado
(7) George W Short = Adalaide Munhall
“George W Short was a well known business and club man of the city. He was senior partner of the firm of Short and Foreman, publishers. His wife and two pretty daughters were prominent in Cleveland society until after the death of Mr. Short. They live or spend most of the year in New York City.”
(7) Frank Short = ___res in Lakewood
(7) Frederick Short res Syracuse NY = ____
(6) Lucy Short 1813 = Zachariah Eddy
‘Lucy Short was but 16 years of age when she married Mrs. Eddy and in 1879 they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary as a house warming in the third and last home of the Short Family on Woodland Avenue. This house was built in front of the old homestead which had also taken the place of an old log cabin. Mr. Eddy was a builder of rowboats and the back of his house he had a large shop in which he worked on them. “
(6) Maryette Short 1815 d unmarried dsp
“Maryette Short possessed a particular strength of mind and character. Through the years of her youth, the pioneer years, when her mother was always an invalid, it was Maryette who bore the burden of homemaking. She helped in the evenings after the day’s work in the house was over. (It was a long day’s work of baking and cooking and churning and caring for the needs of farm and family.); she would go out into the fields and help her father and brother build the fires under the many stumps to clear the fields for new crops. In the middle life she was still the strong rock of support upon which her immediate household and very large circle of relatives, in their many vicissitudes and emergencies, leaned heavily.
Although without family of her own, she say playing about her three generations of little children whom she loved most tenderly and cared for with great and unselfish service. She was a woman sometimes to be feared, always to be loved and trusted, and leaned upon. The years of her life were many, and when she was alast alone, the only one of a large household left in the empty house, she met this with the same unflinching courage, and the ;’same keen intelligence that had ever dominated her.
On her 80th birthday, she sent to all the family a dainty missive which read:
“On Thursday afternoon at four,
Miss Short will meet you at her door,
For on that day and at that hour,
She doth you all invite
To come and stay to tea,
At early candlelight.” “756 Woodland Ave.”
(6) David Short 18181 unmarried
“David Short also remained single, and the brother and sister lived together and carried on the farm. Near the close of his life, he engaged in the oil business under the firm name of Short, Judd & Co. He was a member of the Cleveland Grays. His death occurred in 1894, when 76 years of age.
All descendants of the Cleveland pioneer Peter Short and of his children have reason to be proud of their forebearers. Honesty, piety, simplicity, and industry were some of the many vitures of the Peter Short families. No one was ever made poorer to increase their gains. Every dollar brought into their household was honestly earned at the shoemaker’s bench or in the fields. They were just and considerate in their dealings, held out helping hands to their neighbors, and were sympathetic to all who were in sorrow or in financial distress.
When, in research, we chance across some record of an early Cleveland man that reveals how wealth was sometimes acquired within the limits of the law, but far short of its spirit, the lives of Peter Short and his children shine brightly in contrast, and prove how nearly one may follow in the footsteps of the Master.”
(6) Maria Short = (1) Edwards (2) Harvey
(7) Sarah L Edwards = Dr. Henry Slosson “After her father died she was adopted by maryette and David Short.”
“Mr. Edwards, the first husband of Maria Short, was drowned on the Great Lakes shortly after the birth of their first child, Sarah L. Edwards. She received her education in Cleveland and was married on the old homestead to Dr Henry Slosson, son of Dr Franklin Slosson, and for many years a leading dentist. Maria short Edwards married a second time to Mr. Harvey, and lived in Toledo, Ohio, where she died.”
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