Rev. Edward Choate

Rev. Edward Choate

Male 1765 - 1840  (75 years)

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  • Name Edward Choate 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 1765  MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Dec 1840 
    Person ID I331  Christopher 1642
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2017 

    Father Solomon Choate,   b. 1736, Choates Delight, Baltimore Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1791, Reisterstown, Baltimore Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Sarah [?],   b. 1740 
    Married 1757 
    Family ID F51  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Demmit,   b. 1770 
    Married 12 Dec 1789  Baltimore Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Solomon Choate,   b. Abt 1796,   d. 6 Mar 1861  (Age ~ 65 years)
     2. Rebecca Choate, (m.Beckley),   b. 11 Aug 1798,   d. 15 Aug 1867, Reisterstown, Baltimore Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Mary "Polly" Choate, (m.Beasman),   b. 1806
    +4. Richard Choate,   b. 14 Feb 1808, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1867  (Age 59 years)
     5. Maria Choate, (m.Odell),   b. 1809,   d. 8 Mar 1848  (Age 39 years)
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F281  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1765 - MD Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    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.

  • Notes 
    • --- NOTE: the text below is from: J.C. Phillips: Choate Family of Baltimore County, 1979. His entire genealogical work on Christopher's [b.1642] decedents who remained in Maryland is available above and in the Publication section of this website.

      "Edward Choate, second son of Solomon and Sarah, was born on his father's plantation near Reisterstown, Baltimore City in 1765. The family was one of the earliest to settle in that area and as the father acquired more and more land and slaves its prominence also increased. Edward was raised in modest affluence. Since there were no schools in those days he was taught by such tutors as were available from time to time although his parents, members of the very conservative Primitive Baptist Church, probably did not look with favor with much book learning.

      The parents were members of Harford Baptist Church neap Jarrettsville, founded in 1754 by a group who broke away from Sater's Baptist Church on Falls road, established in 1742 on land granted to Henry Sater by 5th Lord Baltimore to be used for church purposes "forever to the end of the world". After a number of years the Harford Church disbanded and the records were badly mutilated. In. order to re-establish the church, in 1803 new articles, of doctrine were drawn up and among the subscribers were the mother, Sarah, and her sons Richard and Edward Choate.

      Edward took his religion seriously. By 1808 the elders of Harford Baptist Church made him a preaching elder and he was licensed as a minister by the Baltimore Baptist Association. He proceeded to organize Patapsco Baptist Church on Liberty road some one hundred yards from the west end of the bridge over the present Liberty Reservoir. In 1828 he established the Old School Baptist Church on Falls road at Black Rock and became its first minister. (For more information about his ministry and a list of his marriages, see History Trails, Vol.7, #1, Autumn 1972, pub. by Balto. Cty. Bist. Soc.)

      Although he served four separate churches, known as independent "fellowships" or "associations", his ministry did not interfere with him becoming a very successful businessman and farmer. In fact he was often mentioned among the prominent local residents. In his will dated July 25, 1840 he left to his wife Elizabeth; negro woman Valettee, money due from her father?s estate, all specie in house including a note for two hundred dollars signed by Thomas D. Cockey and John Worthington, another note for one hundred fifty dollars signed by his son-in-law Philip Beckley, one third life interest in all real estate then to son Richard. To son Solomon: one hundred dollars. To his three daughters- Mary Basemen, Rebecca Beckley, Maria Odell - eight hundred dollars each. To son Richard: four negro men to be freed at times specified, real estate and residuary estate. The will was witnessed by Ellias Brown, William Chapman, and George E. Odell, my g.grandfather.

      Edward's wife, Elizabeth, was the daughter of William Dimmitt of an early Maryland family. They were married December 12, 1789 by Rev. West. (Balto. Mar. Rec. #28, Wilkins File, MHS)

      Both were buried in the church yard at Patapsco, now - 1979- converted to the residence of Miss Katherine Phillips"


      Elizabeth is listed in 1860 Census 1st District 1 Baltimore - living with Walter Odell

      "The Particular Assessment Lists of Baltimore and Carroll County", Maryland 1798, William Bend Books Westminster MD, page 26 - Choat (Choate) Edward (2 slaves): 200 acres part of Soldiers Delight; round log .dwelling house, 1 story, 16x12; round log poultry house, 1 story 20x16; round log smoke house, 1 story, 10x10; round log barn, 1 story, 30x16.

      "Choates String", patented 2 March 1807 - 2.75 acres, Lying on line of tract called "Clark's Park to tract, Soldier's Delight to tract, Goodwill to tract, Ford's Range. Surveyed 27 May, 1797. MD LW&P, 1801-1808, FHC Film 0013131, page 516

      Edwards Lot, patented 2 March 1807 - Land goes to Soldiers Delight to Clark's Lot, surveyed 15 June 1797.

      Edward Choate acre - Demmitt's Folly Patented to William Demmitt, 3 March 1807. Land lying to line of Benjamin's Lot.


      Edward Choate 7 acres Demmitt's Purchase assigned to William Demmitt. Land lying in line to Crosswell's Adventure then to Grazier?s Delight. Surveyed June 15, 1797. Assigned to William Demmitt, September 4, 1797.
      MDLW&P, 1801-1808, FHC Film 0013131, page 517, 518.
      MDLW&P, 1801-1808, FHC Film 0013131, page 517

      1830 Census District 7 Baltimore MD -
      1 Free white males 20<30
      1 Free white males 30<40
      1 Free white males 70<80
      1 Free white females 30<40
      1 Free white females 70<80
      Slaves 3m 24<36, 1m 36<55 and 1f 36<55

      1820 Census District 7 Baltimore MD -
      1 Free white males of 10 under 16
      1 Free white males of 16 under 26
      1 Free white males of 45 and upward
      1 Free white females under 10
      1 Free white females of 10 under 16
      4 Free white females of 26 under 45
      Free white females of 45 and upward
      All other free persons (except indians)
      Slaves

      1810 Census Edward Choate Home Soldiers Delight Hundred, Baltimore Maryland 1m<10,1m 10 to 16, 1m>45, 2f<10, 2f 10to 16, 1f<26, 1f>45 and 4 slaves