His birth date has been listed as Oct 31, 1821, but his obituary has it as Oct 31, 1820. I am going with that one for now.
Came to Canada in 1825 (Not as part of the Peter Robinson settlers) from Cork according to Darlingford book. Came to Ottawa (known as Bytown then), which consisted of 3 shanties at the time. This contradicts his obituary, which states he came from Ireland at age 20 (so around 1840).
1851 census shows him as a farmer born in Leitrim, Ireland (which makes more sense since his brothers and sisters were as well), and his wife Hester as from Cork (which is correct). Their son Thomas was in this census as well (age 1).
In 1881 Manitoba census, shown as being born in 1821, at age 60. Spelling was already Storey by this time. District Marquette, Sub District South Dufferin. Listed as a farmer born in Ireland.
His obituary from the Manitou Mercury newspaper on March 24, 1898:
“Again we have been visited by that grim master, death. This time we lose one of the early settlers in this part in the person of William Story, Esq. who died at his home on 24,3,8, March 15th 1898. Deceased was born in the county of Leitram, Ireland, on October 31, 1820, and at the age of 20 he came to America and settled in the county of Carleton, Ont., in which county he taught school for a number of years, filled the office of assessor and collector and for twenty years was a justice of the peace. In 1848 he married Miss Esther Boyle and started farming which he carried successfully until the spring of 1878, when he moved to this country with his family and settled in the vicinity of Manitou where he has lived up to his demise. Deceased was respected by every one who knew him and his death is a great shock to all. He leaves to mourn his his loss his wife and family, consisting of five sons and two daughters. The Mercury joins with the whole community in extending its heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved wife and family.”