William Thomas Choate

William Thomas Choate

Male 1863 - 1953  (89 years)

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  • Name William Thomas Choate 
    Born 9 Nov 1863  WTC homestead, Sparta, Alleghany Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Jul 1953  Sparta, Alleghany Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Crab Creek Primative Baptist Church Cemetery, Ennice, Alleghany Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I18  Christopher 1642
    Last Modified 27 Oct 2020 

    Father Capt William Thomas Choate,   b. 28 Jan 1832, Ashe Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1864, Cold Harbor, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Mother Martha Fender, (m.Choate/Willey),   b. 13 Feb 1836, Ashe Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1892, Alleghany Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1851 
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Amelia Edwards,   b. 19 Nov 1866,   d. 2 Apr 1901  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 25 Sep 1888  Alleghany Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Purr Lee Choate,   b. 12 Aug 1889, Hamburg, Fremont Co, IA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1956, Delaware (DE) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +2. Iva Millicent Choate (m.Catron),   b. 20 Mar 1891, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1979, Brooksville, Hernando Co, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +3. Isom Click Choate,   b. 10 Jul 1892, Baywood, Grayson Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1979, Sugar Grove, Smyth, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +4. J. Lott Choate,   b. 7 Sep 1894, Baywood, Grayson Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1990, Baywood, Grayson Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     5. Treva Lee Choate (m. Swanson Collins),   b. 2 Oct 1896, Prince Edward Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1990, Bakersfield, Kern, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     6. Myrtle Mattalyn Choate (m. Meek),   b. 9 Jan 1899,   d. 15 Apr 1968, Sugar Grove, Smyth, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Dell (Della) Rector,   b. 20 Mar 1879, Grayson Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1964, Galax, Grayson Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 21 Jan 1903  Grayson Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Capt. Reu Rector Choate,   b. 7 May 1904, Baywood, Grayson Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1960  (Age 56 years)
    +2. Seth Thomas Choate,   b. 12 Aug 1907, Baywood, Grayson Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1995  (Age 88 years)
    +3. Isaiah Z Choate,   b. 6 Sep 1910, Baywood, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1976  (Age 65 years)
     4. Daniel Jerome Choate,   b. 16 Oct 1916,   d. Jul 1974, Roanoke, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     5. William Thomas Choate, Jr,   b. 2 Mar 1919,   d. 28 Sep 1973, 320 Iron St, Marion, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Nov 1863 - WTC homestead, Sparta, Alleghany Co, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Sep 1888 - Alleghany Co, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Jan 1903 - Grayson Co, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jul 1953 - Sparta, Alleghany Co, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Crab Creek Primative Baptist Church Cemetery, Ennice, Alleghany Co, NC Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • William Thomas Jr probably never met his father since he was born seven months before his father was mortally wounded in the Battle of Cold Harbor, VA (May 31 - June 12, 1864). The 1870 US Census lists William Thomas as 7 and living in a household headed by his mother with all his siblings except for his 18 year old brother John. John had married Matilda Edwards two years earlier and they are living in their own dwelling with their 1 yr daughter Sarah.

      Martha, his mother, marries Levi Willey on 22 April 1875. Levi is 24 yrs older than Martha and lives four dwelling numbers away from the Choate family in the 1870 US US Census. William Thomas Jr is living with his mother and stepfather Levi Willey in the 1880 US US Census (see notes below).

      The 1885 Iowa State Census lists - Solomon Choat 29, Sarah 30, Laura C 10, Rosa J 8, Mattie O, Wm S 0 plus Wm T 21 yrs.

      William Thomas Jr. married Amelia Edwards, daughter of Isom C. Edwards & Linea "Linnie" Hackler on 25 Sept 1888 in Alleghany Co., NC. His brother Solomon Sabret was living in Fremont Co., IA in the 1880 US US Census. William Thomas moved to Hamburg, Fremont Co., IA sometime before Purr Lee was born. His wife, Amelia Edwards, was sickly and the family was advised to move back to VA for her health. They moved, when Purr Lee was 2-5 years old, near Independence, VA where they farmed and traded in horses and mules. Amelia Edwards died in April 2, 1900. William Thomas Choate Jr. remarried Mary Della Rector, daughter of Isaiah & Matilda Rector, 31 Jan 1903 in Grayson Co., VA.

      William Thomas whistled a lot. He sold off the old farm in Independence (it has a family plot on it) and retired to Galax.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Find a Grave {findagrave.com}, General Public, 89055118.
      headstone picture on findagrave.com

      *William Thomas CHOATE, Jr., son of William Thomas CHOATE, Sr., & Martha "Patsy" FENDER
      b. Nov. 9, 1863; d. July 26, 1953
      Married Amelia Edwards, b. Nov. 19, 1866, Alleghany Co., NC; d. Apr. 2, 1901, Alleghany Co., NC