George Story (1738-1818)
George Story was born in Harthill, Yorkshire, the son of a wheelwright. He worked in a bookseller's shop and a printer's office before joining the itinerancy in 1762. His circuit ministry of twenty-nine years was exercised in England, Scotland and Ireland. He was a successful preacher despite having a speech impediment.
For twelve years from 1793 [the Conference minutes state 1792] he edited the Arminian Magazine and also had responsibility for the Conference Printing Office.
Story was an intelligent man, well-versed in literature, shorthand, astronomy and trigonometry.
Source: Minutes of Conference 1818 and Dictionary of Evangelical Biography edited by Donald Lewis (1995)