GENERATION 9

GENERATION 8

ZACHARIAH STORY
born:06-27-1706Boston, MA
marr:03-10-1729St. Andrews, SC    
died:07-07-1732James Island, SC
father:ROWLAND STORY
mother:ANNE BELCHER
 
MARY ELLIS
born:about-1710James Island, SC
marr:03-10-1729St. Andrews, SC    
died:06-13-1781 
father:THOMAS ELLIS
mother:ELIZABETH AYER



Biography

ZACHARIAH STORY was born in Boston, Suffolk, MA, and was only about three years old when his father died. Then, after his mother died, about 1718, guardianship of ZACHARIAH and his younger brother, Benjamin, was given to their older brother Rowland Jr. Rowland Jr. was a mariner of Berkeley County, SC, at the time, and brought his young brothers south to live with him and his family.

The STORY family attended church at what is now known as the Old St. Andrews Parish Church on Ashley River Road in Charleston. The church dates back to 1706.

ZACHARIAH owned an island, near what is now Ocean Creek Golf Club on Fripp Island. The island is visible from the 6th and 7th holes of the golf course. When ZACHARIAH died at the young age of 26, that land was given to his nephew, Ellicott Story, son of Rowland Story, Jr.

After ZACHARIAH died, MARY married a man named Thomas Sisson on Oct. 3, 1733, with whom she had a son. Thomas Sisson was from Louisiana. They moved to New York state with their son Thomas, and her daughter, ELIZABETH. Her son, Zachariah, joined them later.

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Saint Andrews Parish (1706)

On November 30, 1706, by an act of the Assembly, the Church of England was established in the Province. Ten parishes were laid out. A church was to be built in each, at public expense. The first to be built was that of St. Andrews, which was completed about 1708 (measuring 40 feet long and 25 feet wide), and enlarged in 1733. It burned in 1764, but was rebuilt probably the same year inside its existing walls.

With passage of the Church Act in 1706 by the Colonial South Carolina Assembly, this church became one of the administrative centers of colonial government, serving as a place where proclamations and public notices were read and posted, vital statistics were recorded, poor relief was dispensed, and destitute orphans were apprenticed

Old Saint Andrews Church history


Children

  born marr died
children of ZACHARIAH STORY and MARY ELLIS
ELIZABETH STORY
  husband EPHRAIM MOSHER
03-31-1730     
09-21-1726     
                 
 
         -1783
05-28-1823
Zachariah
  wife Mary Shaw
02-14-1732     
         -1736/37
 
 
04-30-1811
07-27-1812
child of Thomas Sisson and MARY ELLIS
Thomas 08-29-1736         


 

Will of Zachariah Story
Charlestown, South Carolina


Zachariah Story Last Will and Testament

In the Name of God Amen & in the year of our Lord God one thousand Seven Hundred thirty & two I Zachariah Story being Sick of Body yett Perfect of memory Blessed be god for itt do hereby make & Ordain this my Last Will & Testamt Hoping after my Death to receive free forgivenesses of my Sins through Jesus Christ.
First I Commit my soul to God who gave itt me & my body to be Entered in a decent manner according to the Discression of my Exrs Heare after mentioned.
Item I leave & Bequeath unto my Son Zachariah Story all yt [that] tract of Land on Jame's Island wch [which] formerly was my Grandfather & now in my Possesion forty & four acres be it more or Less wth [with] all Right's & Properys therewith Belonging Lying on Perotown Creek as is spaify by a lot of the Same.
Item I leave & Bequeath to my daughter Elisabeth Story all that tract of land yt [that] is run or to be run out for me in granvill County Containing 372 wth [with] all the Rights & Propertys thereunto belonging.
Item I leave to my beloved wife Mary one third Part of all my Personal Estate after all my debts & rents & funeral Charges are Paid & the other two thirds to be Equally Divided between my Son & Daughter above named & the benefitts arising from my Slaves & Substance is to be Imployed for the maintainance of my Wife & Children scooling & Clothing of them during my Wives widowhood & at her marriage the Same to Divided as above Mentioned in Three Equal Shares Viz: to my Wife one third to my Son one third & to my Daughter one third of all my Personal Estate.
Lastly I do hereby Ordain Benn Stylls Sebulon Guy and my beloved Wife Mary & Jeremiah Story to be my Exrs to manage all & ever thing for the Life of my Wife & Children & I do hereby make & ordain this my Last Will & Testamt revoking all other Wills & Testamts As Witness my Hand & Seal this the 14th of Febuary 1732.

Signed Sealed in Present of
Will Allin   Mary Barling   Archd Hamilton
Zachariah Story (Seal)
Robt Johnson
Recorded in Original Will
Book 1732-1737 on Page 32
Recorded April 30th, 1732

[source: Charleston Public Library, Main Branch, 2nd Floor]


Land Deed of Thomas Sisson
Charlestown, South Carolina

Book S, p. 71
7 & 8 July 1735    

THOMAS SISSON (SOISSON), joiner, & MARY his wife of St. Andrews Parish, Berkeley Co.,
to BENJAMIN STILES, ZEBULON GUY & JEREMIAH STORY, planters, of James Island,
for 600 currency, 2 adjoining & united tracts of land, 24 a. & 20a., total 44., on James Island; the 24 a. bounding S on Newton Creek; E on JOHN STARLING; N & W on WILLIAM WILKINS; which 24 a. was purchased from the Lords Proprs. by JOSEPH NEWS on 11 May 1699, the boundings given in the grant being, lying on N side Newton's Creek & marsh, N on land formerly of ROBERT GIBBS, W on land granted JAMES DEGUE, which said NEWS & DOROTHY his wife sold to ZACHARIAH ARES; the 20 a. sold by CAPT. DAVID DAVIS to ZACHARIAH ARES., DAVIS & ARES agreeing to have the land run out according to plat signed & certified by ARTHUR MIDDLETON, Dep. Sur., 12 Dec. 1704.

Whereas ARES left only 1 daughter & sole heiress, ELIZABETH, who married THOMAS ELLIS, died, & left 2 daughters, ELIZABETH & MARY, co-heiresses; & whereas ELIZABETH died, under age & unmarried; & MARY who had married ZACHARIAH STORY, carpenter, of James Island, & after his death married THOMAS SOISSIONS, party hereto, became sole heiress to the 2 tracts; now MARY & THOMAS SISSONS agree with STILES, GUY & STORY as follows:

That whereas ZACHARIAH STORY willed to his son ZACHARIAH STORY the 2 tracts although the right of inheritance lay only in his then wife MARY (now MARY SISSON), & whereas STILES, GUY & STORY were appointed executors of the will, the remaining money after discharging all debts being 600; the executors agree to let the SISSONS have the use of the land until ZACHARIAH STORY (son) reaches 14 yrs. of age in consideration of bringing up & furnishing ZACHARIAH & ELIZABETH, his sister, with clothing, "meat, drink, washing, & lodging, wholesome & sufficient, answering at least to such interest money might arise from the same with schooling reasonably deemed", then at proper time, the SISSONS shall pay the executors 600.


Witnesses: WILLIAM ALLIN, NICHOLAS SMITH.
Before HENRY GIBBS, J.P.
ROBERT AUSTIN, Register.

[source: South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1719-1722, Vol 1, Clara A. Langley]
Charleston Public Library, Main Branch, 2nd Floor


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