Thomas "Squire" Choate

Thomas "Squire" Choate

Male Bef 1745 - 1778  (~ 33 years)

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  • Name Thomas "Squire" Choate 
    Born Bef 1745  North of Goose Creek, Lunenburg Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Nov 1778  Washington Co, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I92  Christopher 1642
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2020 

    Father Christopher Choate,   b. 12 Aug 1720, Choate's Fancy, Baltimore Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1810, Washington co, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Prudence Stately Cherokee,   b. c 1729 
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Ann Keith-Hollis,   b. 1750, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1785, Laurens SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Joseph Choate,   b. Est 1768, VA/TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, Shelby Co, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
    +2. Squire Choate,   b. 9 Sept 1770, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1852, Maury Co, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Sarah Choate,   b. 1772,   d. 1842, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +4. Thomas Kyle Choate,   b. 1773, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1837, Lawrence Co, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +5. John R Choate,   b. c 1769, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1834  (Age ~ 65 years)
    +6. Skelton Choate,   b. Abt 1785, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F39  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 1745 - North of Goose Creek, Lunenburg Co, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Nov 1778 - Washington Co, TN Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Publications
    CHOATES OF THE SOUTH -- NEWSLETTER #04 March 1990 by Irene Choate Williams
    CHOATES OF THE SOUTH -- NEWSLETTER #04 March 1990 by Irene Choate Williams
    #4 Content Focus: Thomas [1788],Christopher [1750 Rev Sol]; Squire Thomas [1747];...

  • Notes 
    • Squire appears to be a name that Christopher's [b.1720] son Thomas [b.~1747] assumes. Thomas shows up with his father in 1778 in Washington Co. TN. He appears to farmed 6-8 miles up the Holsten from Great Island.

      Thomas and Austin Choate (sons of Christopher i66 b. 12 Aug 1720 MD)??
      The militia records of 1768 show Thomas and Austin Choate as being on the militia rolls of Captain William Christian of Bedford County, Va.  In 1768 the company made a trek to the Big Island of The Holsten River in an encounter with the Cherokees.


      Squire Thomas was killed by the Torries/British sympathizers in South Carolina in 1778 at Ft Dinwiddle during the Revolutionary War.

      After Squire Thomas Choate was killed by Tories, his family continued to live at their home outside the "Settlement" in South Carolina. Indians were a source of danger and fear for the colonists at this time, especially to those who sought to live away from the "settlement" Warning of an Indian raid came one day while Elizabeth Choate was weaving cloth to make clothing for her children. Thet left hurriedly for the "settlement" leaving their home and belongings to the mercies of the Indians. When the danger was passed, she felt it her duty to return and investigate the results of the raid. She prepared food for her and one of her sons, who was armed with a shotgun, and returned to the cabin home which had luckily escaped destruction. While the son stood guard outside the house and watched for any sign of danger, she wove cloth, never stopping for two days and nights except to eat of the food they had brought. Upon completion of the web of cloth, she cut it from the loom and they hurriedly and safely returned to the settlement. After Thomas was killed she and her children moved in with Christopher and Prudence and lived with them until her death about 1828.

      S.C. Archives Vol 24, Pg 266 Recorded land plats, Laurens Co laid out plat for Elizabeth Choate, surveyed for her 16 Aug 1785, 96th District on branch of Riburns Creek 30 Mar 1789.