HENRY STOREY

Henry Storey was born June 21, 1757, in Newberry District, South Carolina and was the son of George Storey and Nancy Cantor.

About June or July 1776, a fortification for protection against the Indians was built on his father’s place, called Storey’s fort, and was in what was afterwards called Spartanburg District, South Carolina. In that year, he enlisted in the American Revolutionary War militia and served one year as a private in Captain Robert Faris’ South Carolina Company.

In the spring of 1778 he enlisted and served two months and ten days as sergeant in Captain Matthew Patton’s company in Colonel John Thomas’ South Carolina Regiment. In the spring of 1779 he served two months as wagoner under Colonel Thomas Brandon. In the summer of 1779, he served about five weeks as orderly sergeant in Captain Blossengem’s South Carolina Company. He enlisted in November or December, 1779, as a Private in Captain John Thompson’s company in a South Carolina Regiment under Lieutenant Colonel James Steene.

He was appointed Quartermaster by Nicholas Curry who was then issuing commissary and served in that capacity for two months and ten days. He enlisted about the first of May, 1780, and served until the end of the Revolutionary War as Sergeant in Captain Matthew Patton’s company in Colonel Thomas Brandon’s South Carolina Regiment and was in the battles of Musgroves Mill, Kings Mountain, Blackstocks and Cowpens.

Henry Storey married Elizabeth Cunningham (b-1764) in Fairforest (Spartanburg), South Carolina in about 1787 and they had four children; Arthur Cunningham Storey, Henry McCrary Storey, William Williamson Storey and James Storey.

They lived in South Carolina until December 1817, when he started to Alabama and arrived at a place on Canoe creek, a branch of the Coosa River, Alabama, about January 23, 1818. He remained there and made two crops and in October 1820, moved to Greene County, Alabama. Henry Storey was awarded a Revolutionary War pension based on his application executed in the Greene County, Alabama, Probate Court on September 20, 1832.

His pension, certificate # 13351, File # S 32537, Alabama Agency, from the Revolutionary War Claims Act of Congress dated June 7, 1832, was for the sum of $ 240 in arrears and $ 60 semiannually thereafter. Records show that the last payment of pension, covering the period September 4, 1836 to March 4, 1837, was made to the Pension Agency in Mobile, Alabama, to Champ C. Marble, as attorney for the pensioner.

Henry Storey remained in Greene County, Alabama, as a farmer and was on of the founders in 1824 an Elder in the New Hope Presbyterian Church. Henry died March 19, 1837 and Elizabeth died on December 29, 1849. Both are believed to have been buried in the New Hope Presbyterian Church cemetery.

SOURCES: 1. Revolutionary War Record, National Archives, Washington, DC. 2. Alabama Records, Volume 28 and 69, Greene County, AL., by Pauline Jones Gandrud.

Prepared by: Harold E. Wright, 104 Huron Cove, Madison, AL. 35758 (Gr-Gr-Gr Grandson of Henry Storey) HWRIGHT@knology.net