Rick, Just finished your posting on the William Short's.Personally I think you are on the right track. I have Lynch's book and have studied it and find only a minor reference to who I think is my William Short, which is on the bottom of page 72, where it says that William removed to Mecklenburg in 1801 with record of heirs.The dates that one sees for the William Shorts has never matched for me. My William Short died in 1821, so I guess he was born around 1765.He is listed in the 1820 Granville NC census.Looking through our family I see that the tradition was to always name the first born son William. And I am fully aware that they were many William Shorts around, but my William for sure came out of Mecklenburg. I am S-26 on the chart, by the way.