A Story Family Web Site

Coat of Arms | Norwich, England | Essex, MA 

This branch of the Story family can be traced back to William Story who was born in Old Norwich, Norfolk City, England in 1614.  

William, who was a carpenter, came to America in 1637 and settled in Ipswich/Essex, Massachusetts.  In 1640, William married Sarah Foster.  By various accounts they had five to nine children.

Our line:

William Story b 1614 m 1640 to Sarah Foster

 Seth (Deacon) Story b 1646 m 1682 to Elizabeth Cross
  Zechariah Story b 1683/84 m 1714 to Rachel Andrews
   Jesse Story b1729/30 m 17.. Ruhamah Burnham

From the Vital Records of Ipswich, Massachusetts 1630-1849; Jesse Story, baptized 15 Aug 1756, son of Jesse and Ruhamah, Chebacco Parish; The Essex Institute, Topfield, 1910; Vol II - Marriages and Deaths, page 688 (Jesse Story, Jr., "killed in Bunker Hill fight", 17 Jun 1775)

   Ephraim Story b 1773 m 1804 Hannah Burnham Goldsmith

    Hermon Story b 1818 m 18.. Susan Story Crafts

Massachusetts State Census for Essex; 1865; Compiled by Ann S. Lainhart, Boston, 1987; page 47 (Herman Story, M, 46, m'd, shipwright. Susan S., F, 43

      Herman Horatio Story b 1855 m 1879 Margaret Williams

Herman Horatio Story and Family

Herman Horatio & Margaret (Williams) Story & Family
(Everett Williams Story - back row 2nd from right)

Mass. State Archives, Boston; page 166 (Hermon H. Story, of Essex, 24, 1st m., farmer, b. Essex, son of Hermon and Susan, and Margaret A. Williams, of Essex, 27

  Everett Williams Story b 1888 m 1914 Helen Marguerite Brackett

Everett and Helen Brackett Story

Everett Williams and Helen (Brackett) Story

Children of Everett and Helen Story were:
John E. Story, Pauline Story, Lois Story Walker ,
Robert Story, Donald Story, Lawrence E. Story,
Elizabeth Story Rand

John Everett Story b 1916 d 1998 m 1941 Helen Mary Laverdiere

Children of John and Helen are:

Jack Story
Janet Story
Susan Story

(Thanks to Janet and Susan who did virtually all 
of the research that went into this web site.)

Story Coat of Arms

(This is one rendering of a Story Coat of Arms)
(Source unknown)