Joshua Sabret Choate
& Margaret "Peggy" Fender

Joshua Sabret Choate, son of Richard "Dickie" CHOATE & Sarah EDWARDS, was born Apr. 15, 1833, in Ashe Co., NC, and died Feb. 2, 1910, in Grayson Co., VA. He married Margaret "Peggy" Fender, daughter of John FENDER & Martha TOLIVER, Sept. 19, 1854, in Ashe Co., NC. She was born Apr. 15, 1837, in Ashe Co., NC, and died Jan. 31, 1898, in Grayson Co., VA.

Children of Joshua Sabret Choate & Margaret "Peggy" Fender:

  1. +Nancy Cornelia "Nellie" Choate, b. Nov. 13, 1855, Grayson Co., VA; d. Apr. 6, 1942; m. Henry R. RICHARDSON, son of Alexander RICHARDSON & Martha CHEEK, Sept. 19, 1871, Alleghany Co., NC (b. May 28, 1853; d. Feb. 16, 1920); bur. Crab Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Ennice, Alleghany Co., NC.
  2. William Jefferson Choate, b. Apr. 20, 1856, Grayson Co., VA; d. Mar. 19, 1947; m. Martha Jane RICHARDSON, daughter of Meredith RICHARDSON & Narcissa "Sessie" JOINES, Sept. 19, 1878, Alleghany Co., NC (b. Dec. 6, 1862; d. May 26, 1941); bur. Thomas Joines Cemetery, Rd. 1133, Alleghany Co., NC. Children: Columbus E. "Lonnie" Choate (1879), Greely S. Choate (1883), Cessie Choate (1889), John T. Choate (1893), Leonard L. Choate (1896), Oscar Choate (1898), Elsie Choate (1900), Joseph Monroe Choate (1903), Thelma Choate (1907).
  3. +John Thomas Choate, b. Apr. 13, 1858, Grayson Co., VA; d. Oct. 19, 1945; m. Candis CHEEK, daughter of Richard M. CHEEK & Frances CROUSE, Nov. 10, 1878, Alleghany Co., NC (b. Feb. 1857; d. Apr. 7, 1923); bur. Meredith Cheek Cemetery, Rd. 1412, Alleghany Co., NC.
  4. Martha Frances "Mattie" Choate, b. Feb. 5, 1862, Grayson Co., VA; d. Feb, 25, 1941, Alleghany Co., NC; m. Gideon B. GILLESPIE, son of Levi & Mary GILLESPIE, Oct. 15, 1899, Grayson Co., VA (b. Nov. 17, 1848; d. Oct. 25, 1925); bur. Crab Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Alleghany Co., NC.
  5. Richard Allen Choate, b. Oct. 1863, Grayson Co., VA; d. aft. 1930; m. Mary Ann EDWARDS, daughter of Richard Clifford EDWARDS, Jr., & Susan CROUSE, Sept. 20, 1885, Alleghany Co., NC (b. May 1869; d. aft. 1930). Listed in the census of Wheeler Co., TX, in 1910; Las Animas Co., CO, 1920-1930.
  6. Sarah Alice Choate, b. May 13, 1866 (gravestone) or May 30, 1866 (birth record), Grayson Co., VA; d. Apr. 18, 1959; m. Major F. JOHNSON, son of Aaron A. JOHNSON & Sarah JOINES, Sept. 28, 1889, Alleghany Co., NC (b. July 8, 1866; d. Jan. 8, 1953); bur. Crab Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Ennice, Alleghany Co., NC.
  7. Charity Ann Choate, b. Dec. 16, 1868, Grayson Co., VA; d. Mar. 25, 1910, Grayson Co., VA; m. Emmet H. HIGGINS, son of Andrew Jackson HIGGINS & Phoebe COLLINS, Feb. 20, 1907, Grayson Co., VA (b. July 21, 1871; d. Apr. 3, 1954); bur. Andy Higgins Cemetery, Baywood, Grayson Co., VA.
  8. David Crockett Choate, b. abt. 1871, Grayson Co., VA; d. aft. 1920, probably in Grayson Co., VA; m. (1) Gerzelda (Grizelda) RECTOR, daughter of Warren RECTOR & Nancy EDWARDS, Jan. 29, 1896, Alleghany Co., NC (b. Oct. 12, 1873; d. 1897); m. (2) Celia Margaret HIGGINS, daughter of Andrew Jackson HIGGINS & Phoebe COLLINS, Mar. 8, 1899, Grayson Co., VA (b. Jan. 9, 1874; d. Jan. 1972 in Galax, VA).
  9. Cora Lee Choate, b. June 1872, Grayson Co., VA.
  10. Unknown son, b. Jan. 7, 1874, Grayson Co., VA; d. bef. 1880.
  11. Powell R. Choate, b. Jan. 15, 1875, Grayson Co., VA; d. bef. 1880.
  12. Mallie McDora Choate, b. June 27, 1877, Grayson Co., VA; d. after 1930, Chester Co., PA; m. Romulus Z. Linney (R. Lynn) CHEEK, son of Richard "Dixie" CHEEK & Martha "Patty" JENNINGS, June 12, 1905, Alleghany Co., NC (b. Aug. 1879; d. aft. 1930).
  13. Joseph Choate, b. June 1884, Grayson Co., VA.

Notes

Sept. 19, 1854. Joshua S. CHOATE and Margaret FENDER posted a marriage bond in Ashe Co., NC.

1860 Census, Grayson Co., VA, Peach Bottom P.O., p.186 (HH#11):
JOSHUA CHOAT, 22, farmer, $1200, $400, NC
-- Margaret, 20, NC
-- Nancy, 4, NC
-- William, 2, NC
-- John, 1, NC

Civil War: Joshua S. CHOATE served in the Grayson Militia, Co. C, 63rd VA Infantry. Enlisted Apr. 6, 1862, at Moccasin Gap. Present through Aug. 1864. Name also spelled Shoat. On 1898 Grayson Co. CSA Vets. Roster. Applied for a pension in 1900, but was rejected, he was worth more than $1000 according to the Grayson Co. Pension Board. Pension approved by the Grayson County Pension Board on May 22, 1908. Died 1910 in Grayson Co., VA. (Source: "Grayson Countians in the Civil War" by Jeff Weaver.)

Joshua Sabret Choate

Joshua Sabret Choate

1870 Census, Grayson Co., VA, Elk Creek Dist. (HH#610):
JOSHUA CHOATE, 34, farmer, $1000, $345, NC
-- Peggy, 32, NC
-- Nancy [Nelly?], 15, VA
-- Wm., 12, VA
-- John, 9, VA
-- Martha, 8, VA
-- Richard, 6, VA
-- Sarah, 4, VA
-- Charity, 2, VA
1880 Census, Grayson Co., VA, Old Town Dist., p.444:
SOWELL CHOAT, 45, farmer, NC NC NC, farmer
-- Margaret, wife, 42, NC NC NC
-- Richard A., son, 16, VA NC NC
-- Frances, dau, 18, " " "
-- Sarrah, dau, 14, " " "
-- Charity, 12, " " "
-- D. Crocket, son, 9, " " "
-- Cara, dau, 6, " " "
-- Malla, dau, 3, " " "
1900 Census, Grayson Co., VA, Elk Creek Dist., p.51 (HH#164):
JOSHUA S. SHOAT, Apr. 1833, age 67, wd, NC NC NC
-- Charity A., dau, Dec. 1868, age 33, VA NC NC
-- Cora L., dau, June 1872, age 28, " " "
-- Millie F., dau, June 1877, age 22, " " "
-- Joseph I., son, June 1884, age 16, " " "

1902 Confederate Pension List, Grayson Co., VA: J.S. CHOATE

Grayson Co., VA, Birth Records, compiled by Billie White:
CHOATE, Sarah, b. May 30, 1866, daughter of Joshua S. & Marget CHOATE
CHOAT, unnamed, b. Jan. 7, 1874, son of Joshua & Margrett CHOAT
CHOAT, Powel R., b. Jan. 15, 1875, in Crab Creek, son of Joshua & Margarett CHOAT
CHOAT, Molly M., b. June 27, 1877, in Little River, daughter of Joshua S. & Margarett CHOAT

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