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This website is dedicated
to the family and descendants of my 3rd great-grandfather, Isaac
Storms. Isaac's parents were David Storms & Anatie 'Anna' Hunt.
David & Anna married in the Sleepy Hollow Church, Westchester County,
New York in 1762, both lived in Philipsburg at the time of their
marriage. Their children were baptized in the same church. this
area of New York was heavily populated by the Dutch and was also a key
area of some major battles during the Revolutionary War. I
am currently doing more research on David & Anna Storms and will add
more information as I verify it. My direct line goes
through Isaac's daughter Sabrina who married James Smith.
I am still working on getting all the records & documents I have
gathered on this family in order, please be sure to stop by often to
see what I have added. I am currently transcribing the State census
records & plan to add more pages as I go along. I look forward to hearing from other
researchers who may have information that will help in my quest for
Isaac and his family. Please put "Storms Family" in the subject line
if you contact me, I donít want to overlook any correspondence. I have
tried to be very diligent in using factual information in my research,
and have listed my sources at the bottom of each page. I may have
missed a few, if you see a detail that does not have a source feel
free to contact me, Iím sure I can dig it up in my files.
Isaac Storms married Martha Hilton about 1800. Martha is the
daughter of Richard Hilton & Anna Stormes who married in 1777. Richard
Hilton comes from Saratoga, New York, the very same stomping grounds
of the Storms lines. How Richardís wife Anna Stormes ties in with
Isaac Storms isnít known yet.
Isaac Storms first shows up in the 1810 Oneida
County, New York census living near Peter Hilton his brother-in-law,
the family remains in Oneida County in 1820 and then moves to Redfield Township, Oswego County, New York
in the 1830 census. This goes
along with biographies for 2 of his descendants stating that they were
born in Redfield, New York. Around the year 1835-36, Isaac, his family
and many neighbors migrated 300 miles to Madison Township, Sandusky
Sandusky County was part of what was then known as the "Great Black
Swamp", a tract of land approximately 45 miles wide and 120 miles
long. Flat, wet and unhealthy, this enormous area was covered with
giant oak, elm, sycamore, cottonwood, ash & maple trees. Infested with
mosquitoes, gnats, snakes, water rats, wolves & wildcats. Many of the
pioneers who migrated to this dreaded area came mainly due to the fact
that the land was so cheap. This in itself is a testimony to the hardy
stock of men and women who claimed this land as their home; even the
Indians avoided the area and only came to hunt.
Here Isaac purchased an 80-acre tract of land, which he farmed. The
hardships of carving out a farm took itís toll on Isaac a few years
after he came to Ohio and he died sometime before the 1840 census was
taken, his widow Martha appears to have moved in with her son Richard.
No death records or grave for Isaac have yet been found.
It is recorded in the William L. Wolcott biography (see
"Biographies") that Martha died in Hardin, Iowa. As of yet no evidence
has been found supporting this however it seems there is a missing
child of Isaac & Martha, the name and sex of the child is not known
but perhaps Martha moved west with this unknown son or daughter, On-going research is being done to locate her.
Four of Isaac & Marthaís children, Sarah, wife of William Wolcott;
Sabrina, wife of James Smith; Deborah, wife of Martin Yates and David
left the State of Ohio for Michigan before the year 1850. Permelia & husband
Chauncey Wolcott remained in Ohio moving to Fremont County. The story
of these children can be found in individual links.
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interesting in each and every person who is researching any of the
surnames you will see in these pages. I would appreciate it if you
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for others to see. If you would like to contact me directly, there is
a link to my address to the left in the Table of Contents.