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From: Berlene Jacques <>
Subject: Re: [CHOATE] Benjamin & Zora Choate
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 23:37:57 -0800 (PST)
Thanks for the information and I think that quite possibly you have given me something that I can pursue.
My ancestor, Sanders Choate, is believed to be the son of Moses Choate. Moses is the brother of Christopher Choate III. So Benjamin Choate who married Zora (--?--) could very well be connected to my line somehow. Many of Sanders descendants moved into Texas during the 1850s also. His son, Benjamin who married Mary Suggs, died in May 1894 at Austin, Travis County, Texas. Benjamin and Mary were in Carroll County, Arkansas in 1840 but starting in 1850 they are located in Austin, Benjamin was born in 1814 also in Tennessee.
Thanks again and "on with the search"
Mary Nell Franks <> wrote:
I'm also a Choate descendant, (Sarah Choate who married James Hollis, from
VA to Lawrence/Wayne Co., TN)
I've collected this info and it might be of help to you all..... but haven't
tried to check it's accuracy.
Christopher III Choate, born 1/1/1750 Va and died after 1837 McNairy Co.,
TN? He was married to Sally. They had children:
1.) Derius Choate, born about 1775 VA and died after 1850 Marion Co., Ark.?
He married Elizabeth Dabbs.
2.) Nicholas Choate, born about 1776 and died 1841 ? He married Mary.
3.) John R. Choate Sr., born 1776 Georgia and died before 1850 Shelby Co.,
TX. He married Mary.
4.) Thomas Choate, born 1778 Georgia and died 1877 Alcorn Co., MS, Corinth.
He married Naomi Choate, 3/12/1816 Maury Co., TN**** (my adjoining county)
5.) David Choate, born 1780 TN and died 1882 Limestone Co., TX. He married
6.) Sarah H. Choate, born 1780-1800 TN and died after 1875 Tishomingo Co.,
MS. She married Jonathan Jobe Sr, 3/14/1816 Maury Co., TN***
7.) William Moses Livingston Choate, born 1794 TN and died before 1822 TN.
He married Prudence Dora "Prudy" Choate, about 1820 Maury or Lawrence Co.,
TN? She died 1883 Karnes Co., TX. (She was the daughter of Thomas Kyle
Choate and his wife Elizabeth Renfro of Lawrence Co., TN)* Thomas Kyle
Choate and Sarah Choate Hollis were sister and brother and the children of
Thomas and Elizabeth Keith Choate of VA. This Thomas was killed by the
"Tories" 1778.... he was a brother to Christopher Choate III......
8.) Elizabeth Choate, born 1/5/1807 TN and died 1/30/1857 Houston Co., TX.
She married John English, 2/24/1824 Maury or Lawrence Co., TN? He was born
1/5/1793 TN and died 12/3/1868 Houston Co., TX.
Hope this will help you.
Mary Nell Hollis Franks, of Lawrence Co., TN
----- Original Message -----
From: "Berlene Jacques"
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 6:59 PM
Subject: Re: [CHOATE] Benjamin & Zora Choate
> Hi Shawn,
> Thanks for the information but I have my doubts if this is the correct
> The reason is that the one I am looking for was born about 1860 in
Arkansas and the census records you enclosed were for Tennessee. The census
records tha I have found also state that Benjamin's father was born in
Georgia...and as much as I have tracked Choate families, I have not found
ONE in Georgia who migrated into Arkansas (probably through Tennessee). I
am wondering if this Choate is somehow connected to Silas and Sanders (my
ancestor) Choate. Silas Choate WAS in Georgia and married Isabelle Brown of
the Cherokee Nation East. It is believe that Silas and Sanders had two
other brothers, Edward and James, but I have not been able to "prove" this
but always keep them in the back of my mind when I search for my family
> Sanders moved into Arkansas and Silas moved into Indian Territory (now
Oklahoma).....so the search continues but if anyone runs into someone who
looks "promising" please let me know.
> Thanks again for taking the time to respond to my query. It is very much
> Berlene Jacques
> Shawn Martin wrote:
> This is not my line of Choate's, but I have this Benjamin in my data
> Benjamin Choate, b. Abt. 1855 in Fentress Co., TN, d. Aft. 1891. I don't
> have a name of a wife, but I do have the following in my notes:
> 1871 - Fentress County Deed Book L, page 46
> 1 September 1871 - Thomas C. Choate & Mary (his wife) to Archibald
> Massengal. Land in Fentress County, District #3. 75 acres for $100.00.
> Spring running with Edly's Franklin Spring Brance to Catpen (?) Gap, with
> bluff to rock castle bluff
> Witnesses: Headly Franklin & Benjamin Choate Thomas (X) Choate
> Registered 10 September 1871 Mary (X) Choate
> 1872 - Fentress County Deed Book L, page 55-56
> 12 September 1872 - Thomas Choate & Mary (his wife) to A. M. Garrett, 75
> acres for $125.00 paid to Margatt Mathey's. Land in Fentress County,
> Tennessee, 3rd District. Beg at road leading to Jamestown to Catpen (?)
> Gap, opposite Archibald Massengill's house and field, down said Hollow
> to bluff of Rockcastle Cliff Cave, to include Jack Franklin Farm. Thomas
> Witnesses: A. J. Franklin & Benjamin Choate Mary (X) Choate
> 1891 -- Fentress Co, TN Voters List, Dist. 1, Page 27
> This Benjamin was the son of Thomas C. Choate b. Abt. 1808 in NC and died
> after 9/1/1871 in Fentress Co., TN and Mary "Polly" Prickett or Beatty, b.
> about 1814 TN and d. Aft. 1880 in Fentress co., TN. Thomas was the son of
> Christopher and Nancy Pyburn Choat.
> 1850 -- Fentress Co., TN Census, Dist. 6, Page 395B & 396A, HH# 256, Enum.
> Thos Choat 39 M farmer 1,000 NC
> Polly Choat 36 F TN
> Hamilton Choat 20 M farmer TN
> Tilda Choat 18 F TN
> John Choat 15 M farmer TN
> Ant Choat 13 M TN
> Ned Choat 10 M TN
> Carline Choat 8 F TN
> Louisa Choat 6 F TN
> Zeb Choat 4 M TN
> Geo Choat 2 M TN
> Armanda Choat 1 F TN
> 1870 - Fentress Co., TN Census, Jamestown, P. 1, #2-2
> Thomas Choat 63 M TN
> Mary 60 F TN
> John 36 M TN
> Benjamin 16 M TN
> 1880 - Fentress Co., TN Census, Dist 4, p. 16 #133
> Mary Choate 70 F Mother TN NC NC
> John 46 M Son TN TN TN
> George 30 M Son TN TN TN
> Benjamin 25 M Son TN TN TN
> Matilda Franklin 49 F Dau TN TN TN
> Mary B. 20 F G-dau TN TN TN
> John 18 M G-son TN TN TN
> Nancy 16 F G-dau TN TN TN
> Margaret 14 M G-dau TN TN TN
> Sabe 11 M G-son TN TN TN
> Joab 8 M G-son TN TN TN
> Hesekiah 4 M G-son TN TN TN
> As you can see this Benjamin also had a brother named George. I hope this
> gives you a hint and is helpful in your hunt.
> Shawn Martin
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Berlene Jacques"
> Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 6:40 PM
> Subject: [CHOATE] Benjamin & Zora Choate
> > Hi List,
> > I was wondering if anyone can connect with this Choate line?
> > 1900 U. S. Federal Census - All Townships, Choctaw Nation, Indian
> > Shoat, Benjamin b. May 1860 age: 40 b. Arkansas fa: Georgia mo:
> occ: Enginer
> > Shoat, Zora b. ??? 1873 age: 27 b. Missouri fa: Georgia mo: Tennessee
> > Shoat, Lester b. Sept. 1891 age: 8 b. Indian Territory fa: Arkansas mo:
> > Shoat, George W. b. Feb. 1895 age: 5 b. Indian Territory fa: Arkansas
> > Shoat, James A. b. Apr. 1896 age: 4 b. Indian Territory fa: Arkansas mo:
> > Shoat, William L. b. Mar. 1900 age: 2/12 b. Indian Territory fa:
> mo: Missouri
> > I believe that Benjamin and Zora died before the 1910 census period as I
> can no longer find anything on them and the family story is thar George
> Washington Choate became an orphan at an early age: Also, given the age
> difference between Benjamin and Zora, I think this may be a second
> for Benjamin.
> > I did find a Georg Shote living with James and Hatty Stanford in 1910 in
> Quinton-District 241, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma.
> > George married Ethel Mae Mitchell in Oklahoma and they both died in
> Modesto, Stanislaus County, California.
> > I would really like to find information about what lines Benjamin and
> belong. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
> > Thanks for you time,
> > Berlene Jacques
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