Hi, Not sure if you are still researching or not but figured it was worth a try. I too am researching the Story family from NC to GA. 2 different branches actually. The one you mentioned (David W., Joseph C. & Enoch ...) and John M. married to Mary Roper & they seemed to have had about 9 kids.
I would be very interested in sharing information.
1st question: is John M Story, 1802-1855 related to David W. Story, 1798 - 1831?