I looked through the notes we took of visiting the DE archives this past summer. This is what I found:
I have found listed on what I think is Reuben Short's Order of Division of 1/2 his Real Estate (15 Sept 1880). There is mention of the land being divided into 7 equal parts. One of people under this list of land recievers is Reuben's nephew, Uriah T. Short (d. 17 Feb 1880). It says his father's name was John.
Also further on I think my mother has written (she took the notes), "And the freeholders are further ordered to subdivide the share which may be assigned to the issue of Uriah T. Short deceased equally among (said 7 names)." Anyway, my mother made notes to the side that said "John died + his son, Uriah died --> widow= Maria Short and 7 children. These are the names listed for the children:
Feronia E (I can only guess this is Fermona)
Orlando W (Maybe this is William)
Thomas A (and this might be T. Albert)
George B Short
Also, we have John Short, Uriah T.'s father, as b: abt 1790, d: 6 June 1841.
Okay, now that I've looked at those matching names...I have that Reuben and John were the sons of Uriah Short and Sarah Vinson/Vincent.
In other words, your "T Uriah Short" was cousins with my GGGGrandmother--so we're in the same line if this is the same "T Uriah". let me know if it is--you can email me here and we can exchange info: email@example.com