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Storeys in White County - please help
Posted by: Lisa Storey Thompson Date: March 18, 2001 at 10:13:14
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I'm working on my White County Storey line as listed below, and have been at a dead end with James (W.) Storey for quite a while.

My James W. Storey married Louisa Robinson in White County in 1855. Louisa's parents were likely Nicholas and Levica/Lovisy (Mears) Robinson, married in 1833 in White County. James lived in Mill Shoals at the time of the marriage, in Enfield for the 1860 census, and in Carmi for the 1870 census. Known children were Sarah (abt 1863), William (abt 1864), George (1872) and Joseph Campbell (1877).

I can't find James W. Storey before his 1855 marriage, and I can't find the family again after 1870, although they must have remained in IL through 1877, as Joseph Campbell was born in IL. On the 1850 census for White County, I have a William J. Storey (16 yrs old. same age as James W.), living with a Sarah C. Storey, near John and Elizabeth.

George Storey (bn. 1872) married Annie Vaughn, daughter of Cornelius Vaughn and Emma Newman in 1893 (in White County). George is listed as being from Mill Shoals at the time of the marriage. Children include: Raleigh (went by Raul), Leroy R. (went by Lee), Samuel C., Mary L., Thomas George bn. about 1905, records vary (also listed as George Thomas), Robert L., and Edna. Annie died a couple of years after Edna's birth and George remarried, but I don't know for certain whom (my aunt thought her name was Lizzie Lawes).

Note on Annie Vaughn - marriage records show Cornelius and Emma as parents of Annie. My grandmother's notes have John Vaughn and Mary Newman as parents.

Thomas George/George Thomas went by "Tom". He married Ruby Ray (bn. 1907) in Enfield and had the following children: Audra (Audrey Elder, Carmi), James Ray (went by Thomas), Jimmie George (goes by George, Monticello IL), and William (Bill, died in the late 1960's in a car crash around Carmi). All were born and grew up in Enfield in the 1930's - late 1950's. Tom ran the pool hall (now the Senior Citizen Center, I think) in Enfield for years, plus had a construction company, owned a farm, and ran a restaurant for awhile (I think it burned down - it was by the jewelry store).

Joseph Campbell Storey (bn. 1877) married Winnie Rosetta Null - date unknown, but Winnie was born in 1880. Joseph and Winnie's children were all raised in Springerton IL (White County). Children include: George Nathaniel (bn. 1900), Joseph Earl (bn. 1903), Phillip Herb (bn. 1905), Ralph Leslie (bn. 1907), twins Roy and Ray, died at 2yrs, Robert Willard (bn. 1912), Virgil, died as infant, and Violet May (bn. 1918). At some point, Joseph Cambell Storey and Winnie moved with their children to IN, around Mt. Vernon.

Probable brother of James W. Storey is Phillip Storey, no date of birth.

Undocumented family lore - My Storey line is of Indian and Scotch-Irish descent, possibly coming through Canada. Either two or three brothers arrived from Ireland. One went "West", possibly to CA. One or two came to KY, and then on to Southern IL.

If anyone has information on this Storey line, or could possibly further check local records, I would greatly, greatly appreciate it. I've been checking the obvious resources including census, probate, land, etc, but have come up with nothing.

Thank you,
Lisa Thompson


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