James Monroe Choate

James Monroe Choate

Male 1822 - 1899  (77 years)

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  • Name James Monroe Choate 
    Nickname Sack 
    Born 28 Apr 1822  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Aug 1899 
    Buried Runge City Cemetery, Runge, Karnes Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I824  Christopher 1642
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2020 

    Father Pvt Moses Livingston Choate,   b. 1795, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1867  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Prudence Dora Choate, (m.Choate),   b. 1802, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1883, Karnes Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Family ID F47  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Minerva Elizabeth Atkinson,   b. 24 Apr 1820, MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1868, Karnes Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 2 Jun 1844  MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James T. Choate, dsp,   b. 20 Dec 1845, Tishomingo Co, MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1849, Leon Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)  [Birth]  [Foster]
    +2. John Henry Choate,   b. 29 Aug 1847, MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1876  (Age 29 years)
     3. Mary Elizabeth Choate (m.Robbins), (m.Robbins),   b. 5 Aug 1849, Leon Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1892  (Age 42 years)
     4. Danean Choate,   b. 1851, TX Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Duncan Covington Choate,   b. 17 Feb 1851, Leon Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1879  (Age 28 years)
     6. William Monroe Choate, dsp,   b. 14 May 1854, Leon Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1915, Beeville, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     7. Jefferson M. Choate,   b. 1 May 1856, Karnes Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870  (Age 13 years)
    +8. Kyle Bingham Choate,   b. 1 Feb 1858,   d. 6 Jul 1884, Dodge City, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    +9. F. Beauregard Choate,   b. 23 Jun 1861, Karnes Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1908  (Age 47 years)
     10. Sylvester P Choate,   b. 16 Oct 1865, Karnes Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1926, Kennedy, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     11. Eda E Choate,   b. 16 Jun 1868,   d. Oct 1871  (Age 3 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F257  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ellender Caroline Avent Borroum,   b. 4 Aug 1830, Georgia (GA) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1903  (Age 73 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Charles C. Choate,   b. 26 Dec 1869, Karnes Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1936, Hemet, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 27 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F694  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Apr 1822 - Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Jun 1844 - MS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Runge City Cemetery, Runge, Karnes Co, TX Link to Google Earth
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  • Publications
    The Champion of Karnes County, Texas
James Monroe Choate
    The Champion of Karnes County, Texas James Monroe Choate
    Article on James Monroe Choate is from the July 2002 issue of "The Kansas Cowboy," an old-West history newspaper.

  • Notes 
    • 1860 Census - Karnes TX - J M 1822 TN, Eliz 1820 TN, Jno H 1822 TX, Eliz 1849 TX, Danean 1851 TX, Wm 1853, Jefferson 1855 TX, and Bingham 1857

      1850 Census - Leon, Leon Co TX - James M. Choat 1823 TN, Elizabeth 1821 TN, John H 1848 TX, and Elizabeth 1850 TX Note: Hosea Robeauls 23 M LA living with them

      ICW Newsletter #2 -- "Historic Sketches of the Cattle Trade" by Joseph G. McCoy, 1874 Pg. 17 A picture portrait of J. M. Choate plus text --"But perhaps no more appropriate personal sketch of a genuine Texas ranchman could be presented than that of J.M. CHOATE, a Tennesseean by birth, but a Texan of twenty eight years residence, is perhaps as true a specimen, both in appearance and manner of life, of the patriarchial ranchman and drover combined as could be presented. His broad, high forehead, open frank countenance, full grown, untrimmed and unshaven beard, mark him as a genuine fronteirsman, one accustomed to untold privations and hardships; yet one to whom no phase of frontier life has either terror or trials that he would fear to face or shrink from enduring. He is a close observer of transpiring events. an unerring reader of human countenances and character. A man whose sincere aim is to do right with his fellow man. one who suffers in heart when the people of his state are outraged or are made to endure unjust impositions. Although upon the shady side of life yet he is well perserved; hale and robust and as fond of fun and jollity. a good joke or a laughable story. as are those many years his juniors.
      Such are briefly the characteristics of J.M. CHOATE, of Helena. Texas, who has spent the entire time that he has lived in Texas upon a farm and stock ranch. Since the war he has devoted his time and energies to the live stock business. He was a drover of '66. and one of those who wended their way into Iowa with their herds. but he did not admire northern driving. regarding it as too precarious-- too uncertain, not to say dangerous to life and limb. So in '67 and '68 he turned his herds toward New Orleans; but the following year a better report of the prospect north reached him and hither he has annually driven from one to eight thousand head of cattle, and generally sold them upon the prairie in preference to shipping. There he feels at
      home and knows just what he is doing.
      Mr. CHOATE owns a ranch of about fifteen hundred acres upon which, and adjoining outlying Government lands. he keeps about three thousand cattle and five hundred horses. To his live stock interest he looks for his money and when he can sell at home for satisfactory prices prefers to do so, but when the home buyer fails to come he does not hesitate to outfit one or more herds and drive them on his own account."

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] findagrave.com, 32871665.
      findagrave.com
      has headstone and person picture