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From: mjbiondo <>
Subject: Re: Lucy & Gabriel Choat/Choate
Date: Thu, 3 Aug 00 15:50:42 -0400


Thanks for answering. I'm a little rusty on this family and it was
your GenForum query that rekindled my interest. I know you're looking
for the same thing I am. Good luck to both of us.

My Juda (Choat) Cole is one of the daughters Gabriel didn't name in
his Will. He mentioned four daughters, but only named two, Nancy and
Martha Jane. The reason I think Juda is a daughter is because Lucy
Choat, age 76, born in Virginia was in the household of James and Judy
Cole on the Robertson Co., TN 1860 census. On the Robertson Co., TN 1850
census, Lucy Choat, age 65, (here she says she was born in N. C.), was in
the household with Silas and Martha (Choat) Tucker, her daughter and

I copied several records for the Choats in Virginia, but don't have
the line back to the immigrant.

I also descend from Samuel Webb of Franklin Co., Va. and his son,
William Smith Webb, who married Nancy Clower. William Smith and Nancy
(Clower) Webb came to Sumner and Robertson counties, TN around 1818.

I wrote to Irene Choate Williams, who wrote the "Choates of the South"
to buy her books, but she only gave a P. O. Box number and my letter was
returned, if my memory serves me correctly. Do you know her address?

TTYL, Janet (Long) Biondo


>Subject: Re: Lucy & Gabriel Choat/Choate
>Sent: 7/30/20 3:55 AM
>Received: 8/3/0 2:46 PM
>Hello Cousin Janet,
>I too descend from Lucy & Gabriel, through their son Powhatan. I have
>information on their children from a cousin that doesn't show your
>ancestor???? I am pasting in my genforum query below, which shows the
>matched up with our Choates, particularly Edward who I presume is Gabriel's
>father. Have you figured out Gabriel's ancestors back to Christopher the
>immigrant?? I know his father was Edward, probably son of Edward and
>Elizabeth HAWKINS??? ANybody help?? And they were mixed up with some of the
>Valentine Choates as well.
> I have done some looking for Lucy's father because there were a whole bunch
>of Webbs in Franklin/Henry/Stokes, etc. I haven't had any luck amongst the
>researchers of these Webb folks but it has been a while.
>I also got some information on Charles Beasley's father, who was from Henry
>Co VA too I think, but it didn't lead to any Choates or Webbs or Birds for
>that matter. FYI, my daughter of Powhatan, Lucinda Choate married Henry P.
> the James Bird at the wedding is also of great interest since
>Henry's father, John (m Nancy COUTS) is also a mystery.
>I look forward to hearing from you.
>Janet (Baugh) Hunter...Here is what I put together on genforum (no responses)
>At #5484
> Lucy Webb/Gabriel Choate 1804 Stokes NC
>Posted by: Janet Hunter Date: April 26, 2000 at 16:01:12
> of 6334
>Fellow Webb Researchers:
>I am now looking for my 4 g grandmother LEUSY/LUCY WEBB who married Gabriel
>CHOATE in January 6, 1804 in Stokes Co NC. Bondsmen: James Byrd, EDWARD
>Noah Sealy. Witness: Chas. Beasley.
>There are numerous Webb/Choate/Bird connections from Southern VA into
>Northern NC over to Eastern TN and on to Middle Tn. Lucy and Gabriel
>to Robertson Co TN by 1806 or so.
>Here are the Choate/Webb connections (same time, same place) I have found.
>Any thoughts are much appreciated.
>Gabriel and Leusy/Lucy are known to have these children (not in any order):
>Nancy (md. BREWER); Martha Jane (md. TUCKER); Josiah/Jonah; Powhatan (md.
>HALEY/HAILEY); Valentine; Gabriel Jr. (md. BREWER); Stepto/Stephen
>(md.Rhoda); and Cathy (md. SIMMONS). Gabriel died Aug. 4, 1845, in Robertson
>Co NC.
>Choate is variously spelled Choat, Chotte, Shoot, Shoat, Shoate, Shotte, etc.
>Note: Some Choates and Byrds travelled together across SW VA ending up in
>Robertson Co TN and eventually in Dade Co MO, where my Byrd/Choate gg
>grandparents married. Choates were all originally from Anne Arundel Co MD.
>The Byrd's remain a total mystery before 1750, and relationships even after
>I believe Lucy/Leusy may be from one of the Webb families in Henry,
>Pittsylvania and Franklin Cos that moved to NC. Here is what I have to tie
>Choate's and Webbs together in the area. I see Lucy and Gabriel meeting
>when their parents get together in VA, and marrying in Stokes NC because
>Lucy's relatives had moved there. I have looked through various online
>sources with the large families in Stokes area, but haven't been able to find
>this Lucy. The Choate men moved around alot, bought land speculatively in SW
>VA, NW NC and East TN and paid taxes in more than one place (county) at a
>I am hoping some of you out there have access to more information than I do.
>FYI, Gabriel Choate was the son of Edward Choate Jr. (in the records below)
>and either Mary unk. or Elizabeth CHOWNING. His father, Edward Sr's wife is
>said to be Elizabeth HAWKINS.
>The Choate's were located primarily north of Stokes 1750s-early 1800s in
>Pittsylvania, Franklin, Halifax and Henry Cos VA. Edward Jr. moved to
>Robertson Co TN, sometime between 1805-1810 it is estimated. My ancestor,
>Powhatan Choate, son of Gabriel and Lucy, was born 1807 in Robertson Co TN it
>is thought.
>In the VA and TN counties, they associated with these Webb families:
>Franklin Co VA -- 1794 Edward Choat Sr. & Smith Webb, Sr. sold land to
>Richard WHITE. 220 acres on Doe Creek, adj. SMITH WEBB, Talbot & Woody.
>Franklin Co VA -- 1801, Edward Choate, wife Elizabeth, Pattersons had moved
>to Montgomery Co VA, sold land to JOSEPH WEBB of Franklin Co VA on Doe Creek.
>Franklin Co VA--1788 in Commonwealth vs. Lucy Webb, Commonwealth vs. William
>Rentfro. Edward and Austin Choate are on a jury with JOSEPH WEBB
>Franklin Co VA --1802 Edward Choate and SAMUEL WEBB are securities for
>Franklin Co. VA 1803- Edward Choate, Wm Bozwell, JOSEPH WEBB to view road
>Franklin Co VA Marriages -- Austin Choate (son of Edward Sr and uncle to
>Gabriel) to THEODOCIA WEBB 1787 (I have a footnote, that this marriage is
>sometimes wrongly recorded as being in 1794). Austin and Theodocia are said
>to have moved to Montgomery Co., VA and then on to Robertson Co TN, stopping
>in between in Washington/Greene/Hawkins, etc....
>Washington Co, TN - 1777 Taxpayers: Richard, Austin and Edward Choate appear
>near each other, with a JONATHAN WEBB close by.
>Washington Co, TN-- 1779 Taxpayers, Austin Choate is on tax list near a
>Finally, signing the Knox Co, TN petition to form Knox Co from Greene And
>Hawkins Cos in 1799 we find: Six Choates (Thomas, Austin Sr. & Jr., Moses,
>John & Christopher) and these Webbs: WILLIAM WEBB, THOMAS WEBB, MERRY WEBB,
>The source for these citations is Irene Choate Williams' book -- Choates of
>the South, Vol 2
>Does anyone recognize these Webbs, one of whom hopefully has an unaccounted
>Lucy/Leusy daughter, niece, cousin, sister, coming of age in the early
>1800s??? There are some Webbs in Robertson Co, TN but I thought this was
>enough for starters.
>Thanks in advance. FYI, by way of reference my parents' ancestors were all
>in Lawrence or Dade Co Missouri by 1855, with the exception of some Greene Co
>TN stragglers in 1880s, who followed their Fortner cousins by 30 years (a
>pattern that continued in my parents' 1950s move to So. California following
>Fortner cousins by 20 years.)
>Janet (Baugh)

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