North Carolina, USA
James Story was born about 1770 in North Carolina, the son of John and Winnifred (Thrift) Story. This was a second marriage for Winnifred, and her only other known child with John Story was Margaret who was born in 1773 died in 1859.
James married Hannah Mary Self by 1794, probably in North Carolina. They were parents of at least nine children: Vincent, married five times; Parrish, husband of Mary "Polly" Duncan McManus; John, who married Sarah "Sally" Whitlock; Margaret, who first married George William Rousey and after he died Eusuriah "Ezra" Poland; James, husband of Elizabeth R. Cameron; William, who married Harriet Hettick; Nancy, wife of Thomas Whitlock; Elizabeth, married to Isaac Hull; and Porter, husband of Nancy Jane Gunn. Supposedly, there were two more children: Benjamin, born about 1796, and Mary Emily, born about 1804, but no further records have been found for them.
The family was living in Alabama by 1811 and then Tennessee by 1817. Their final move to Illinois came about 1830. Four of their sons: Vincent, Parrish, William and Porter, and three daughters: Margaret, Nancy and Elizabeth, moved to Illinois with their parents. Sons John and James remained in what is now Montgomery County, Tennessee, where they each died.
There is no existing record of James Story's death, but his wife Hannah is listed as head of the household by the time the 1835 Illinois State Census was taken, and there is no male his age in the family's Census records after 1830.
Hannah Mary Self Story (1775 - 1850)*
Vincent Story (1794 - 1870)*
Parish Garner Story (1799 - 1863)*
John Story (1801 - 1877)*
Margaret Story Rousey Poland (1805 - 1883)*
James Campbell Story (1808 - 1881)*
William Story (1811 - 1866)*
Nancy Story Whitlock (1813 - 1858)*
Elizabeth Story Hull (1815 - 1880)*
Porter Story (1817 - 1890)*
Mount Zion West Cemetery
Created by: Sarah Martin Neely
Record added: Jul 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39876526