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Storie/Story Family of Wilkes and Watauga County

A History of Watauga County, North Carolina states that Jesse Storie came from Pennsylvania, moved to Western North Carolina and settled on King's Creek and married Frances Bradley. Jesse Storie, born in Virginia about 1768 is found in the 1850 Kings Creek, Caldwell, County, NC census record. By 1815 their sons Joshua and John Storie were living at what was known as the old Thomas Lenoir place.

First Generation

Children of James (Jesse) Storie and Frances Bradley (did he move to TN?)
Joshua Storie (abt. 1793-aft. 1860) m. Dice/Disa Greene (abt. 1798-aft. 1860) (m. 1818, Wilkes County, NC)
John Storie (abt. 1797-aft. 1850) m. Susanna Greene (abt. 1798-aft. 1850) (m. 1821, Wilkes County, NC)
Thomas Storie (abt. 1798) m. Phoebe Cox (abt. 1801-aft.1880) (moved to MO) (m. 1824, Wilkes Co., NC
Eli Storie (1803-aft. 1850) m. Mary (Polly) Carlton (1808-aft. 1880), d/o Carlton Esquire and Elizabeth Barlow (moved to MO)

In or about 1825, Joshua and John Storie,along with their wives' families moved to Ashe County, North Carolina, one settling at the William Gragg place and the other near Blowing Rock. The Storie's eventually settled at what is now known as Bailey's Creek, where Thomas H. Storie, son of Joshua was born.

Second Generation

Children Joshua Storie and Dice/Disa Greene
Elivira Storie (abt. 1819-aft. 1850)
William Storie (abt. 1821-aft. 1860) m. Elizabth (abt. 1829-aft. 1860) (served in Federal Army during Civil War)
Thomas H. Storie (1824-1875) m. Elizabeth Hayes (1831-1870)
Isaac W. Storie (abt. 1824-aft. 1870) m. Matilda Brown (?-aft. 1870) (was in Home Guard)
Lucy/Lucinda Storie (abt. 1826-aft. 1860)
Rufus Storie (abt. 1828-aft. 1860) m. Nancy (abt. 1825-aft. 1860) (conscripted into the Southern Army)
Amos Storie (abt. 1830-aft. 1850) (conscripted into the Southern Army)
Chany/Channie Storie (abt. 1832-aft. 1860)
Jesse Storie (abt. 1834-aft. 1850) (conscripted into the Southern Army)
Noah Storie (abt. 1838-aft. 1860) (served in Federal Army during Civil War)
Martha Storie (abt. 1840-aft. 1850)


Children of John Storie and Susannah Greene
Rachel Storie (abt. 1824-aft. 1850)
Senea Storie (abt. 1827-aft. 1850)
Walter Storie (abt. 1827-aft. 1850) m. Miss Powell (conscripted into the Southern Army, and died during the war)
Mary Storie (abt. 1829-aft. 1850)
Jonathan/John Storie (abt.1832-aft. 1850) (conscripted into the Southern Army)
Anna Storie (abt. 1834-aft. 1850)
Jesse Storie (abt. 1836-aft. 1920) m. Mary (abt. 1840-aft. 1920) (served in Federal Army during Civil War)
Elizabeth/Bettie Storie (abt. 1839-aft. 1850)

Some family members tried to enlist in the Federal Army, but could not get through the lines. The homes of the Stories were open to the Federal soldiers and sympathizers, and the women of the families often waded the streams to carry food to outlyers, Bettie and Lucy once taking a wounded Yankee to Coffey's Gap in the night on an old horse, while on another occasion they hunted and found the body of a man named Hines, who had been killed by the Home Guard, and buried it decently.


Children of Eli Storie and Mary (Polly) Carlton
Selena Storie (abt.1829-aft. 1880) m. Joshua D. Coffey (abt.1835-bef. 1880), s/o Austin Coffey and Sarah Hawkins, (moved to MO)
Caroline Storie (abt.1831-aft. 1880) m. Eli Coffey, s/o James Coffey and Deliah Ferguson
Nimrod Storie (1833-aft. 1880) m. Sarah Louisa Coffey (abt. 1828-aft. 1880), d/o Austin Coffey and Sarah Hawkins
Lucinda A. Storie (abt.1835-1861) m. James Milton Sherrill (c1836), s/o John Durham Sherrill and Mary Ann Oxford
Eliza Storie (abt.1837-aft. 1850)
Alfred Storie (abt.1839-aft. 1850)
Sarah Storie (abt.1841-aft. 1850)
John Storie (abt.1843-aft. 1850)
Jesse Storie (abt.1845-aft. 1850)
Mary R. Storie (1847-aft. 1850) m. Richard Wilson Walker (abt.1844-?), s/o Isaac Walker and Sarah Roberts
Joshua Storie (abt.1851)
William Storie (abt.1853)

A History of Watauga County, North Carolina
1850 US Federal Census, Watauga County, NC
1860 US Federal Census, Watauga County, NC
1870 US Federal Census, Watauga County, NC
1880 US Federal Census, Russell, Camden County, MO
1900 US Federal Census, Watauga County, NC
1920 US Federal Census, Watauga County, NC

Updated August 23, 2006

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