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Amanda Story b. 1831 Crawford County, PA?

Amanda Story b. 1831 Crawford County, PA?

Candy Wolf (View posts)
Posted: 1027468068000
Classification: Query
Surnames: STORY, FORREST, DALRYMPLE
Looking for the family of Amanda Story born circa 1831 in PA, possibly Crawford County. She is listed in the 1860 Crawford County, PA census with a Maria Story, possibly her mother but not sure, and her husband, Jonathon Forrest. Amanda died in Conneaut, Ohio in 1905. Amanda and Jonathon had two children: Marietta Teresa Forrest and Emma Jane Forrest. Emma Jane never married and died at the age of 46. "Etta" married Frank Dalrymple and they had nine children. Unfortunately, Etta died at the young age of 49.
Trying to find Grandma Etta's ancestors before Amanda but I'm not having any luck. Wondering if she's a descendant of Robert Story, who settled in Shenango Twp., Crawford County, PA in 1798.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.

Re: Amanda Story b. 1831 Crawford County, PA (continued)

Candy Ashley (View posts)
Posted: 1102912814000
Classification: Query
Upon visiting Crawford County, PA historical society I have found the following information regarding Amanda Story Forrest and other Story family members from same county.

1800 PA Census Records for Shenango Township, Crawford County

Story, Robert - 1 male age 16 thru 25
1 male age 45 and over
1 female age 45 and over

1810 PA Census Records for Shenango Township, Crawford County

Storey, Robert - 2 males under 10 years of age
1 male 26 thru 44
1 male 45 and over
1 female under age 10
1 female 26 thru 44
1 female 45 and over

1830 PA Census Records for South Shenango Township, Crawford County

Story, Robert - 2 males of five and under ten
1 male of 10 and under 15
2 males of 15 and under 20
1 male of 20 and under 30
1 male of 60 and under 70
1 male of 90 and under 100
1 female under 5
1 female of 5 and under 10
1 female of 10 and under 15
1 female of 15 and under 20
1 female of 20 and under 30
1 female of 40 and under 50
1 female of 80 and under 90

1840 PA Census Records for South Shenango Township, Crawford County

Story, Robert - 1 male of 10 and under 15
1 male of 15 and under 20
1 male of 20 and under 30
1 male of 60 and under 70
1 female of 10 and under 15
3 females of 20 and under 30
1 female of 50 and under 60
Story, David - 1 male of 30 and under 40
1 female unfer 5
1 female of 5 and under 10
1 female of 30 and under 40

1850 PA Census Records for South Shenango Township, Crawford County

Story, James - age 26 farmer born in PA
living with
Margaret Story- age 43 born in PA
Ann Story - age 38 born in PA
Mary Story - age 36 born in PA
Joseph Cowan - age 16 farm hand born in PA
Amanda Story - age 22 born in PA

Story, Robert R. - age 35 born in IRE
Ann Jane - age 36 born in OH
Mary A. - age 8 born in PA
Margaretta I. - age 6 born in PA
Terzah - age 2/12 born in PA

Story, David - age 40 born in PA farmer
Sarah - age 39 born in PA
Ann R. - age 11 born in PA
Margaret - age 9 born in PA
Robert - age 8 born in PA
William I. - age 6 born in PA
Alexander M. - age 4 born in PA
Sarah M. - age 2 born in PA
David E. - age 2 born in PA
Daniel M. L. - age 1/12 born in PA
(Robert R. and David Story lived next door to each other, with James Story only two houses over in this census.)

On different page continues 1850 PA census for same township and county with another Story family.

Story, Mary - age 39 born in PA (listed as head of family)
Jane - age 11 born in PA
John A. - age 8 born in PA

1860 PA Census Records for South Shenango Township, Crawford County

Forest, Jonathon - farmer age 23 born in PA
Amanda - age 24 born in PA
Margrette - age 5/12 born in PA
has Maria Story, age 40 - born in PA, living with family

Story, Anne J. - age 39 farmer born in Ohio
Mary Ann - age 17 born in PA
Margrette - age 15 born in PA
Trina (?) - age 10 born in PA
William - age 8 born in PA

Story, Anna - age 48 farmer born in PA

Story, James - age 82 farm laborer born in PA

(All four of these households are next door to each other.)

1870 PA Census Records for South Shenango Township, Crawford County

Forest, Jonathan - age 34 farmer born in PA
Amanda - age 37 keeps house born in PA
Margatta - age 10 born in Ohio
Emma Jane - age 8 born in PA
Has Maria Story, age 56 born in PA, living with them.

Story, Anne - age 58 born in PA

These two households are next door neighbors.

1880 PA Census Records for Pine Township, Crawford County

Forrest, Jonathan - age 44, farm laborer, born in PA, father born in PA, mother born in IRE
Amanda - age 47, wife, keeps house, born in PA, father born in IRE, mother born in PA
Etta - age 20, daughter, at home, born in Ohio, parents born in PA
Emma - age 19, daughter, at home, born in PA, parents born in PA
Henderson - age 9, son, at home, born in PA, parents born in PA
Story, Maria - age 64, cousin, keeps house, born in PA, father born in IRE, mother born in PA



South Shenango Township Cemetery Records - Crawford County, PA

Row XII

Robert Murray Story b. 1816 d. 1853
Ann Jane, wife of Robert, b. 1817 d. 1908
Margretta J. b. 1844 d. 1906
William Russell b. 1847 d. 1849

Margaret, wife of Robert Story, died 2/5/1836 age 96 years
Robert Story who died 6/28/1835, age 95 years, 10 months

Jean, daughter of Robert and Ann Storey, who departed this life May 24, 1838 age 19 years

John Reed Story, died 9/25/1841 age 36 years

Robert Storey d. 2/1/1846 age 72 years
Anne, wife of Robert Storey d. 12/9/1848 age 67 years

Story, Margaret b.1807 d. 1851
Story, Mary b. 1814 d. 1884
Story, Anne b. 1812 d.1902

Row V

James Story 1823-1916
Sarah Maria Story 1866-1866
Sarah Snodgrass Story b.1834 d.1866


Notice from Meadville Courier dated February 24, 1835
DIED - "At the residence of his son in South Shenango on the 28th of January, Mr. Robert Story, in the 96th year of his age, one of the first settlers of that township."


Copy of will for Robert Story of South Shenango Township, Crawford County, PA lists the following...

Wife - Ann
Eldest son - John Reed (deceased) - John's children listed as John and Jane
Other sons - David, Robert Murray, Alexander, and James
Daughters - Margaret, Ann, and Mary
Amanda also listed in this will; however, there is no mention as to her relation to the deceased.
Executors - son, James, and Robert Martin
Witnesses - Robert and Margaret McConahey
Dated 22 December 1843

Hope this information is helpful.

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