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Samuel Sewall Short Sr was born to Henry Short Sr and Mary Jane Dana Harris in Newburyport 14 June 1822. He was a seafarer, fisherman and clammer.

His brother Moses Edward Short was killed in the Civil War in Fair Oaks, VA June 25, 1862. He named his next born son, born the same year, after his fallen brother.

His son Sam Jr also served in the Civil War on the USS Sebago in the Carolinas and returned safely from the war. He was also a seafarer.
in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachussetts USA

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