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James Short was born in Kentucky, July 17, 1822. He arrived in California in 1850. He was a farmer in Galt, Sacramento County.
He served as Deputy County Assessor, Justice of the Peace, and School Trustee. He married his first wife, Maria Wade, in 1863.
He was married a second time to Mrs. Augusta R. Sawyer.