Chances of finding a relative are remote, but here's hoping some of you may know some of my people. My great grandfather's name, on his MS wedding license, was T. J. Choat. And on his children's death certificates, his name was given as Jeff Choate. I believe he was born in TN and that he died before 1910, in either TN or MS. He was married to Josephine Helen "Josie" Bridges and they had four children: Windom Choate, Lelar (Choate) Somerville, Agnes Gertrude (Choate) Ayers and Buford (Choate)
"Jean" Owen/Taylor/Parker. Buford "Jean" (Choate) Owen had a son, Ray Shelton Owen, b. 1912,and Agnes Gertrude Ayers had a daughter, Helen Ayers, b. 1910.