Hello Connie, My records indicate that Robert G. Shortridge, born October 1888 in Buchanan Co. VA who married Malissa Jane Looney and then Ita Reed, was the son of John W. Shortridge (Murphy) and Lydia ??(possibly Looney).
John W. Shortridge (Murphy) was the son of Edmond Murphy and Polly Shortridge.
Children for Robert & Melissa are: Theodore Roosevelt Earl Hanley Teddy Marshall Kermit
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