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1.0___WEB OBJECTIVES plus___
1.0___WEB OBJECTIVES plus___
Short description of objectives, Building your post-1865 Branch, Site Nomenclature, Parent Certainty Assessment, XTAL Broken Twigs and Leaves, the Real Credit for hard found facts, Narrative Histories, Submissions... 
 
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1.1 Origin of the CHOATE Name
1.1 Origin of the CHOATE Name
Whether the Choate name and its many spelling variations is Norman, Saxon, Dutch, French or... its origin is unknown. This document provides a sketch of two theories on the origination of the Choate. 
 
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1.2 Choate Conundrum - The pre-1865 Families
1.2 Choate Conundrum - The pre-1865 Families
The largest challenge in aligning ones Choate genealogy is the mixing of the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Generations of Christopher [b.1642] descendants. This document attempts to begin to sort these out... 
 
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1642 - Christopher Choate Narrative  v15
1642 - Christopher Choate Narrative v15
Narrative History provides the family story of Christopher [1642], the first in the line of the “Choates of the South”, with a limited amount of historical information. It includes referenced documents, maps, and other items. Narratives aid in understanding the individual and organizing their data.  
 
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1642 Choates His Chance
1642 Choates His Chance
The 1681 survey description of Christopher's eleven acres on the Magothy River. Speculation as to its location 
 
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1642 Christopher Arrival
1642 Christopher Arrival
Maryland Hall of Records document assigning headrights to the ship's Captain John Bobby for Christopher's [1642] transportation to the Province and the Captain assigning to John Welsh the right associated with Christopher [1642] and 15 other indentured servants  
 
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1642 Christopher's English Ancestors
1642 Christopher's English Ancestors
This document is the beginning of an attempt to identify our English ancestors but these result involve conjecture and the further back one goes pure guess work. Christopher Chotte  is documented to have immigrated from England as an indentured servant to the Province of Maryland in 1676. There is no information in the records of England or… 
 
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1642 Intestate Bond
1642 Intestate Bond
Court Assignment of Bond in 1693 for Christopher [1642} estate. 
 
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1642 Proceedings for Payment
1642 Proceedings for Payment
The Provincial General Assembly in 1681 lists Christopher [1642] as one of 421 individuals to be paid for "the public good". 
 
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1685 - Christopher Choate Narrative   v05
1685 - Christopher Choate Narrative v05
Narrative History provides the family story of Christopher [b.1685] the eldest son of the Christopher [b.1642] who immigrated in 1676 to Maryland. This narrative has a limited amount of historical information. It includes referenced documents, maps, and other items. Narratives aid in understanding the individual and organizing their data. 
 
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1685 Choates Fancy - sale
1685 Choates Fancy - sale
Choates Fancy 108 acres was Purchased from Richard Gist 18 August 1722. It was sold to Nathaniel Gist (son of Richard) on 20 May 1742 for fifty pounds sterling. Christopher’s [b.1685] wife Flora gives up her dowager rights. His eldest living son, Christopher [b.1720], also marked this deed. Why Christopher [b.1720] is on this indenture is not… 
 
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1685 Green Spring Traverse
1685 Green Spring Traverse
Christopher [1685] acquired "Choates Fancy" from Richard Gist in 1722. Choate's Fancy was land that was part of Green Spring Traverse and Street's Adventure. It was located near the "head fountain of Jones Falls". Near what in now Reisterstown MD.  
 
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1685 Halls Approach
1685 Halls Approach
This is the property that Christopher [1685] acquired in 1742 after selling Choate's Fancy. He sold this property in 1745 and moved with his three surviving sons the the Southside of Virginia. 
 
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1685 Illegitimate Child
1685 Illegitimate Child
Three 1711 Court proceedings: 1- declaring Elizabeth Budd as having a base-child (illegitimate), 2- fine of 600 lbs of tobacco (secured by Dutton Lane), and 3- naming Christopher [1685] Shote as the father. 
 
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1685 Orphan Record
1685 Orphan Record
A 1705 Court record showing Edward Parish as the guardian of "one of Ch Choats" orphans. 
 
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1685 Streets Adventure
1685 Streets Adventure
Christopher [1685] acquired "Choates Fancy" from Richard Gist in 1722. Choate's Fancy was land that was part of Green Spring Traverse and Street's Adventure. It was located near the "head fountain of Jones Falls". Near what in now Reisterstown MD.  
 
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1685_Choates Fancy Indenture
1685_Choates Fancy Indenture
Choates Fancy’s is the first property sold to Christopher [b.1865]. The survey begins at the “beginning bound of a Land called Green Spring Traverse.” That point is the spring head of Jones Falls. The Jones Falls begins as a small stream in Baltimore County near Garrison approximately at the intersection of Caves and Garrison Road 
 
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1687 - Edward
1687 - Edward
Text on Edward [1687] from: J.C. Phillips, Choate Family of Baltimore County, 1970. The complete document is available under the Publications section of this web site. The J.C. Phillips document provides information on the descendants of Edward [1687] that remained in the Baltimore area. Additional information can be found in the Narrative History… 
 
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1716 Augustine 'Choats Contrivance'
1716 Augustine "Choats Contrivance"
Document describing the 100 acres named "Choats Contrivance" surveyed in July 1736 and purchased (Patented) by Augustine [b.1716] in July 1737 
 
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1720 Edward grant 485 acres Doe Creek VA
1720 Edward grant 485 acres Doe Creek VA
20 July 1780 Grant of 485 acres on Doe Creek in Henry County VA originally surveyed in 18 Mar 1773 when it laid in Pittsylvania County VA. (Document can be viewed using the Library of Virginia online Catalog) 
 
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1720 Edward Grant Pigg River VA
1720 Edward Grant Pigg River VA
20 July 1780 Grant of 295 acres on the south branch of Pigg River in Henry County VA originally surveyed in 20 Oct 1773 when it laid in Pittsylvania County VA. (Document can be viewed using the Library of Virginia online Catalog) 
 
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1730 - Sabret Choate Narrative v13
1730 - Sabret Choate Narrative v13
Narrative history provides the story of Sabret [b.1730] and his family. He is one of three brothers and a cousin who left Maryland in the 1740s traveling the Great Shenandoah Wagon Trail for the Southside of Virginia and eventually into North Carolina. 
 
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1730 Sabret - Pigg River 30 acre Land
1730 Sabret - Pigg River 30 acre Land
Survey document of 1769 and Grant document of 1781 to Sabret Choate [1730] for 30 acres on both sides of the Pigg River.  
 
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1730 Sabret 150 acres on Warriors Creek
1730 Sabret 150 acres on Warriors Creek
Sabret Sr. [b.1730] claims 150 acres on Warriors Creek that was placed in the Land Entry Book in May 1780. This document show the survey done in 1796 and the grant.  
 
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1730 Sabret Lenoir NC
1730 Sabret Lenoir NC
This newspaper article provide the death date for Sabret [1730] and describes where he lived, Shoat's Bridge", in Lenoir NC in 1822. 
 
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1742 Edward Doe Creek VA
1742 Edward Doe Creek VA
20 July 1780 Grant of 253 acres on the south fork Doe Creek in Henry County VA originally surveyed in 13 Oct 1772 when it laid in Pittsylvania County VA. (Document can be viewed using the Library of Virginia online Catalog) 
 
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1745 Christopher 1775 Watauga 132 acre survey
1745 Christopher 1775 Watauga 132 acre survey
132 Acres "laying on the waters of Wataugah on the north bounded …" it abuts Jesse Bean’s Corner. Note: Jesse Bean [b.abt 1756] was a son of William Bean [b.1721]  
 
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1745 Christopher 1784 Sinking Creek Grant#511
1745 Christopher 1784 Sinking Creek Grant#511
The NC grant of 150 acres on Sinking Creek in Washington County NC. The land is today in east of Bristol TN, the creek fed into the Holston River. This land abuts his brother Augustine's (Austin) property.

"The Sinking Creek in the early records that was a north branch of the Holston River was actually a branch of the SFHR. Today this Sinking… 
 
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1745 Christopher 1787 land 150 acres TN
1745 Christopher 1787 land 150 acres TN
This 150 acres abuts the property he is "now living" on and abuts his brother Augustine [b.1747] (Austin) property. 
 
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1750 Christopher Rev Declaration
1750 Christopher Rev Declaration
The declaration made by Christopher [b.1750] for his Revolutionary War pension.He was 83 when he made this declaration. It describes his movements from birth in Bedford Co VA to TN, to SC, to MS, to GA, Back to Sc and finally back to TN. 
 
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1751 Greenberry NC Revolutionary War Pay Voucher
1751 Greenberry NC Revolutionary War Pay Voucher
Three North Carolina Revolutionary War pay vouchers are in this database Greenberry [b.1751], Moses [b.1753], and Isaac [b.1759] 
 
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1753 Moses Revolutionary War Pay Voucher
1753 Moses Revolutionary War Pay Voucher
Three North Carolina Revolutionary War pay vouchers are in this database Greenberry [b.1751], Moses [b.1753], and Isaac [b.1759] 
 
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1755 Benjamin 100 Acres Kendrick Creek
1755 Benjamin 100 Acres Kendrick Creek
Benjamin [b.1755] grant of 100 acres adjacent to his father Richard's land. 
 
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1755 Edward 'Choate's Ford'
1755 Edward "Choate's Ford"
The Choate’s Ford across the Holston River in Bluff City, TN is an old Indian trail.. It is just west of the railroad bridge.This is a shallow and narrow section of the river that can be crossed on foot or horse. No ferry operated there. It is historically known as the place where the Overmountain Men crossed the river. The Overmountain Men were… 
 
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1759 Isaac Choate will
1759 Isaac Choate will
This will provides the name of Isaac's [b.1759] spouse and children. 
 
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1759 Isaac Revoluntionary War Pay Voucher
1759 Isaac Revoluntionary War Pay Voucher
Three North Carolina Revolutionary War pay vouchers are in this database Greenberry [b.1751], Moses [b.1753], and Isaac [b.1759] 
 
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1762 Sabret 100 acres on Warriors Creek
1762 Sabret 100 acres on Warriors Creek
8 July 1779 100 acre land claim with Benjamin Eldridge crossed out and Sabret Shoat written in.
 Sabret [b.1762] transfers the land to Charles German in 1797 
 
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1762 Sabret 150 acres Warriors Creek
1762 Sabret 150 acres Warriors Creek
Survey of 150 acres on Warriors Creek 
 
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1762 Sabret Choate Narrative
1762 Sabret Choate Narrative
Sabret [1762] is the great-grandson of Christopher [1642] who immigrated to the Province of Maryland in 1676 and is progenitor of all the Choates of the South. 
 
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1762 Sabret will
1762 Sabret will
The last will and testement of Sabret [b.1762] made out in 1821

Will Probate — Record of Wills, Volume A (1801-1857), P. 42, or County Court Minutes, Wills and Inventories 1806-1866, Page 307: 
 
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1765 Edward Choates String
1765 Edward Choates String
A 2.75 acre very narrow "string" of land patented by Edward [b.1765] 27 May 1797. 
 
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1766 William will
1766 William will
Will of William Choate [b.1766] listing his wife and children. Plus the sale of Cotton by the Administrator of the will. 
 
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1768 Flora Choate relationship proof
1768 Flora Choate relationship proof
This document from cousin Gerry_52 shows the a excellent level of research and the use of DNA data needed to prove a family relationship. 
 
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1769 John of Dickson Co Tn Final Will
1769 John of Dickson Co Tn Final Will
The will names his wife and three sons - Squire, Peter and John. It does not name daughters and two sons are also not named Joseph and James. Another son Thomas died as a child. 
 
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1773 Thomas Kyle - The Pike County, Arkansas Choates by Irene Choate Williams
1773 Thomas Kyle - The Pike County, Arkansas Choates by Irene Choate Williams
Details from Irene's work on the Thomas Kyle [1773] decendents 
 
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1775 Christopher TN Land Grant
1775 Christopher TN Land Grant
TN Land grant 50 acres in McNairy Co to Christopher and Moses 
 
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1786 Austin Descendents from Cherokee Claim
1786 Austin Descendents from Cherokee Claim
This 1907 Eastern Cherokee Claim by Mary Ann (nee. Choate) Quarles list her children, her brother and sisters, her parents (Edward [b.1817] and Elizabeth Cole [b.1830]), her fathers siblings, and grand parents (Austin[b.1786] and Oma Pyburn [b.1790]). 
 
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1788 Thomas - Bounty Land Claim
1788 Thomas - Bounty Land Claim
These documents are pension and Bounty Land claims for service in the War of 1812. They list his military unit, service dates, wife, and children. (Original source ?) 
 
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1790 Christopher Pocketbook
1790 Christopher Pocketbook
Christopher "Kit" Choate's leather pocket-book containing the birth dates for Wade Hampton and his sister Nancy. 
 
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1794 Valentine MS land purchase
1794 Valentine MS land purchase
Valentine [b.1794] land purchase on Chicksaw Indian land in MS 
 

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