I want to follow up on my comment that we know less about our present day Story relatives. Here is a little more information about other descendants of Robert Story of Shawhead (see Family History V).
Joan Robson nee Story has written:
"There are still Story families in Bewcastle today, namely at Noblestown, Heather House, and Kinkry Hill. The late Bob Story (Grandma's brother) of Slealands has descendants at Slealands, Jacksons Rigg and Black Rigg."
Joan also wrote:
"Thomas's (our great grandfather) brother, Christopher, who married Mary Thompson, had a family of four sons and three daughters, the last surviving being Willie of Kinkry Hill Park. His late brother, Robert James, was father of the Noblestown Storys and his late brother, Kit, farmed at Heather House. "
Gordon Phillips, in an article about the breeders of Galloways, wrote:
"...and the Story brothers, Robert who farmed at Noblestown, Christopher who farmed at Heather House, and Willie of Kinkry Hill Park, who died at the ripe old age of 94 in January 2002. A man with a remarkable memory, at one time Willie could remember the breeding of most of the Galloways between Bewcastle and Castle Douglas, and for many years had some of the best of the breed in the area."