William Avery STORY
William Avery STORY
- Born: 22 November 1822, Akron, Summit Co., Ohio 2 3 4 5
- Marriage: Heiress Jane ENO on 6 November 1843 in Sterling Township, Cayuga Co., New York 1
- Died: 16 October 1908, Carleton, Thayer Co., Nebraska at age 85 6 7 8
- Buried: 18 October 1908, Indianola, Warren Co., Iowa, IOOF Cemetery 9
Cause of his death was Dropsy - Carcinoma of Bowels.10
Another name for William was "Avery" STORY.
Comments on birthplace: Although censuses and other sources generally are consistant with Ohio as the place of birth, we should point out that Akron was not founded until 1825, and Summit County did not exist prior to March 3, 1840. We assume references to Akron refer to that general part of Ohio as it existed in 1822.
1850 Federal Census, Sterling, Cayuga Co., New York, Page 194:
Avery Storey 27m Farmer Ohio
Jane Storey 26f New York
Albert Storey 3m New York
Information shown in above census fits for William Avery, Heiress Jane, and their first child Albert.
From an undated letter postmarked September 5, 1968 from Bert L. Story to Roxie L. (Story) Whitney.
Moved to Warren County Iowa, Father of three sons and two daughters.
Albert moved to Oregon - One son.
Imly moved to Nebraska, Colorado, California - One daughter.
Ida moved to Nebraska.
Minnie remained in Iowa.
Henry moved from Iowa to Nebraska in 1882 - Eight children.
William's father was a coal miner in England.
From a letter dated Ocober 28, 1998 to Ronald and Roxie Whitney from Hallie Sweeting, Town of Sterling (NY) Historian:
"The Sterling town clerk has given me your letter to answer re: William Avery Story. There are no vital record(s) in upstate NY for the year 1843.
However the surname Story/Storie does appear in the early town records. The names are as follows-
Story/Story, Alanson listed in school district 7 in 1842
school district 9 in 1845
1845 Twn of Sterling census lists 1 male 3 females
Alanson's name is on a 1845 juror list and on a 1849 chattel mortgage.
Storie, Avery 1845 Twn of Sterling census 1 male 1 female
Story, Solomon School district 8 in 1835
Story, William School district 10 in 1852 and on the chattel mortgage w/ Alanson [copy enclosed]"
(note on above information: The above chattel mortgage in the name of Alanson and William A. Story for the amount of $68.49 was payable to Robert Hume. The chattel, consisting of twelve sheep, one two-horse sleigh, a two-horse wagon, five acres of rye, one sorrel mare and two yearlings were in the possession of William Story on the premises of Andrew Gailey. The chattel that was in the possession of Alanson Story consisted of three cows, two stacks of hay, and two cribs of corn in the ear, perhaps 200 bushel of ears. A key item on this chattel was the signature used by William A. Story. He signed as Avery Story. This is consistent with the Avery and Jane in the 1850 federal census, and indicates that the 1845 town census is probably also William and Heiress. Alanson Story signed the chattel mortgage as A. W. Story. (RWW)
The Sterling Town Historian, Ms. Sweeting, also suggested (correctly) that perhaps Jane Eno was the daughter of Imle, listed his children from the 1849 school census. She also sent an 1853 map highlighting the properties of I. Eno, R. Hume, and A. Gailey.
Caroll and Leeola Story sent us a verbatim transcription of a little booklet that someone gave to Henry Bradley Story and his wife when they were in their 80s and had been married for 57 years, (about1937) probably for some sort of an anniversary or birthday gift. I am using the spelling, etc. exactly as it was written. The 'facts' do not quite coincide with the things I can prove about their locations in the 1840's, but here it is.
IN THE DAYS OF FORTY-NINE
You have read about the gold rush of eighteen-forty-nine
When away to California many went to stake a mine.
Well, in Ackron, Ohio excitement was running high;
A caravan was fitted out marked "California or die".
Among their hopeful party went two daughters and a son
of the little Story family but there was left another one.
Though Billy was the youngest, yet most daring of them all
Would not leave his widowed mother for all the gold that
they could haul.
Billy took his little mother up to Fair Haiven in New York
Near a point along the lake front, just a fisherman's resort;
Hear he met Miss Heiress Eno teaching school to make end
Told the story how the children had just fish and milk to eat.
Now Miss Heiress Eno's father spent his youth as a shipmate
with father, Captain Eno who owned a vessel on the lake.
When Bill and Heiress married they moved out to Illinois
When the war broke out and drafted all three of the Eno boys
Again in the early sixties as the settlers pushed on west
William Story took his family on to Iowa with the rest.
Among them was little "Pinky", christened name was Henry B.
And there he grew to manhood as presently we shall see.
Buried: Indianola IOOF cemetery, Warren Co., Iowa
Dr. E. A. Medlar, Carleton, Nebraska
Noted events in his life were:
• Residence, 1850, Sterling, Cayuga Co., New York. 11
• Residence, 1860, White Breast Twp., Warren Co., Iowa. 12
• Residence, 1870, Liberty Twsp., Warren Co., Iowa. 13
William married Heiress Jane ENO, daughter of Imle ENO and Maria Marcia WINCHELL, on 6 November 1843 in Sterling Township, Cayuga Co., New York.1 (Heiress Jane ENO was born on 16 August 1823 in , , New York 14 15 16 and died on 5 August 1883 in Liberty Twsp., Warren Co., Iowa 6 17.) The cause of her death was Hardening of Arteries.10
Per Family Group Sheet from Carroll Story:
Met husband while living in Fair Haven, N. Y., a fisherman's resort where her father was a shipmate on the lake.
Letter, To Ronald Whitney from Deb (Story) Ward, e-mail dated September 17, 1998. firstname.lastname@example.org - "I looked through all my census and reference pages from the Latter Day Saints IGI's and found your William Avery Story married Heiress Jane Eno 11-6-1843 in Sterling Twp. in Cayuga, N Y..."
Ibid, From Dr. Bert L. Story, Postmarked September 5, 1968 to Mrs. Roxie Whitney. William Avery Story Born near Ackron(sic), Ohio, Nov. 14, 1822 Moved to Warren County Iowa Father of three sons and two daughters Albert - Imly - Henry - Ida and Minnie.
Cemetery - Indianola, Iowa (Repository: Oddfellows Cemetery, Indianola, Warren Co., Iowa). Tombstone shows birthdate as November 22, 1822.
Federal Census - 1850, Sterling Township, Cayuga Co., New York, August 19, 1850, Page 194. 286/296 Avery Storey, 27, m, Farmer, born Ohio.
Federal Census - 1900, Carleton Twsp., Thayer Co., Nebraska Digital Microfilm CD T623\941t1\139B. He is shown as Landlord age 77 living with family of his daughter Ida and her husband James Graves and their family.
Family Group Record via the Internet - January 23, 1998 & August 17, 1999, Genealogy Records - Laurane Nash.
Genealogy Records - Carroll Story. Family group sheets and ancestor charts sent to Ronald Whitney on October 24, 1998. From Carroll Story, 2511 S. 60th Street, Lincoln, NE 68506
Certificate of Death, Register 33, #7865, October 1908, Nebraska, Thayer Co., Carleton Twsp.
Cemetery Records (Information recorded at the time of burial and maintained by the cemetery or other authority.)
Federal Census - 1850, Page 194 Sterling, Cayuga Co., New York. 286/296 Avery Storey27mFarmerOhio
Jane Storey26fNew York
Albert Storey 3mNew York.
Federal Census - 1860, Page 916, White Breast Township, Warren County, Iowa, ID# IA231161939. 1790 - 1870 Iowa Census Index, Ancestry.com on Internet.
Federal Census - 1870, Page 362, Liberty Township, Warren County, Iowa, ID# 018357278. 1790 - 1870 Iowa Census Index, Ancestry.com on Internet.
Cemetery - Indianola, Iowa (Repository: Oddfellows Cemetery, Indianola, Warren Co., Iowa). Tombstone shows age at death as 59 years on August 5, 1883.
Douglas Richardson, The Eno and Enos Family in America (Originally published 1973, Revised and Republished 1985 ,), 207. Photocopies of pertinent pages furnished by Newbold LeRoy in letter to Ronald Whitney dated October 24, 1998.
Federal Census - 1850, Sterling Township, Cayuga Co., New York, August 19, 1850, Page 194. 286/296, Jane Storey, 26, f, born New York.
Cemetery - Indianola, Iowa (Repository: Oddfellows Cemetery, Indianola, Warren Co., Iowa).