Richard "Dickie" S Choate

Richard "Dickie" S Choate

Male Est 1801 - 1850  (~ 49 years)

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  • Name Richard "Dickie" S Choate 
    Born Est 1801  Sabret Jr Warriors Creek Homesteads, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1850  NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I38  Christopher 1642
    Last Modified 27 Oct 2020 

    Father Sabret Choate,   b. Bef 1762, Sabret's Blackwater River, Halifax Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 31 Mar 1821, Ashe Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Mary Woodfork (Woodfort),   b. 1770, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1854, Rush Creek, Alleghany Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Edwards,   b. 13 Jan 1809, Ashe Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1897, Hamburg, Fremont Co, IA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 7 Oct 1826 
    Children 
    +1. Nancy Cornelia Choate, (m.Cox),   b. 26 Sep 1827, Ashe Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1879, Atchison Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +2. Pvt John W. Choate,   b. 19 Jan 1830, Sparta, Alleghany Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1862  (Age 32 years)
    +3. 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)
    +4. Joshua Sabret Choate,   b. 15 Apr 1833, Ashe Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1910, Grayson Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +5. Mary Jane Choate, (m.Edwards),   b. 3 Jul 1836, Vox Community, Ashe Co, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1899, Sparta, Alleghany Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     6. Charity Lucinda Choate,   b. 24 Jan 1839, Ashe Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1894  (Age 55 years)
     7. Sowell J (dsp) Choate,   b. 1842, Ashe Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1863, Gettysberg, Adams Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Est 1801 - Sabret Jr Warriors Creek Homesteads, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1850 - NE Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    1801 Richard Narrative History
    1801 Richard Narrative History
    Richard "Dickie" Choate was the seventh child of the ten of children of Sabret Choate & Mary Woodfork (or Woodfort). Married Sarah Edwards, Oct 7, 1826. Three sons John W. (Sept 10, 1862 typhoid Richmond VA), William Thomas (June 4, 1864 mortal wound Cold Harbor) and Sowell J. (July 2, 1863 Gettysburg PA, Company F, the “ Allegheny True Blues” in…

  • Notes 
    • Richard [20] Choate was the seventh child of the ten of Sabret [12].

      Richard [20] bought 340 acres on Little River from his Future father-in-law William "Billy" Edwards on 4 October 1826, three days before his wedding. Sarah's wedding dress was handmade and embroidered in Atlanta. They had a large wedding and Sarah's father gave her a negro slave maid to take to her new home as a wedding gift.

      Three sons John [26] (Sept 10, 1862), William Thomas [27] (June 4, 1864 Cold Harbor) and Sowell J. (July 2, 1863 Gettysburg) were lost in the Civil War and Joshua Sabret [28] was blinded by a bullet in one eye. Sowell J. [31] never married, John [26] was married and had a least one daughter (Nancy Cornelia??) and William Thomas [27] was married and left behind six children.

      Sarah lived in the home of her daughter Charity L. [30] Fender, until Charity's death in 13 Feb 1894. She then lived with her daughter Mary Jane [29] Edwards. At the time of her death she had outlived five of her seven children. A marker in her memory is located in the Center Edwards Cemetery, one mile north of Sparta, located on the Carlyle Higgins Farm. It has the inscription "Gracious Lady".

      What happened to Richard [20] Choate is a mystery and no record is available of his burial. "According to hearsay, Richard died in Nebraska (implied as roaming), and at the time, he was reported as being blind." (1.) from "Granville Cox (1822-1888) Ashe Co., NC to Atchison Co., Missouri" by Karl T. Jaeckel [cousin], ©1980; Farmer Labor Press, Council Bluffs, IA. now out of print. A Copy should be available in Hamburg, IA Library. [Entry by cousin, Kim "KC" Jefferies, June 12, 2014].


      Nancy Cornelia married Granville Henderson Cox
      John W. did not marry. Died in Civil War
      William Thomas married Martha "Patsy" Fender
      Joshua Sabret married Margaret "Peggy" Fender
      Mary Jane married Center (Senter) Joshua Edwards (2nd cousin)
      Charity Lucinda married Solomon Fender
      Sowell J. did not marry. Died at Gettysburg.


      1870 Census Gap Civil, Sparta, Alleghany NC, Martha Shote 34, Solomon 16, Sarah A 13, Richard 11, Andrew 9 William 7, Pricilla Bass 79, and Isaac Flipens 22 $2,500 property $990 Personnal. Note: next dwelling has John Shote 19 NC, Matilda 21 NC, Sarah 1 NC and Lewis Riley 8 NC -- $160 property $186 Personnal.

      1860 Census - Alleghany Co NC - Sarah 1810 NC and Sowell 1842 NC also her father and mother.

      1850 Census - Ashe NC - Richd Choat 1800 NC, Sarah 1808 NC, Wm 1832 NC, Sabrit 1835 NC, Jane 1837 NC, Charity 1839 NC, Sowell 1841 NC, and Nancy Bracins age 30 NC

      1850 Slave Census- owned 10 slave (35m, 27m, 26m, 24f, 16f, 10f, 7f, 5f, 3m, 4/12f)

      1830 Census Ashe NC
      1 under 5 (John)
      1 20 under 30 (Richard)
      1f under 5 (Nancy)
      1f 20 under 30 (Sarah)