Here is the line that proudmommy is referring to. If anyone has information on John's or Martha's parents, please contact one of us. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
John Choate (Wa Tah Chee or Wa Ta Tsi) b 1844— we think his parents were on the Trail of Tears. My aunt said the Cherokee Reservation told her that he returned from the reservation in Choctaw OK. He had two brothers: William (Bill) and James (Jim).
William married Tillie Collins (no info on children) He lived to be 104 years old.
James married ? (no other info)
John Choate married Martha Martin. Accounts of Cherokee blood differ. They had six children: Hide/Ide/H C, James Walter/Walter James, Tilda/Tildy (Matilda?), Ike (Isaac?), Sissy, and Samuel (my great grandfather).
** Hide or Ide Choate married Ada Welch and had 7 children: Jake, Martha, Tilda, Betty, Lonnie, Samuel, and Milton.
I. Jake married Lillie Mayberry (2 ch) Jake died of accidental gunshot 10/13/1921
a. Mertie m James Phillips (3 ch)
1. Dorothy Sue
2. Mrs. Oak Scruggs
3. Mrs Leon Sneed
II. Martha married Boss Kirby and had 2 children
III. Tilda married Will Bradley and had 2 children
IV. Betty married Jape Bandy and had 2 children
V. Lonnie married Maudie Mae Jordan (3 ch)
a. Nannie Pearl
1. Karen Collins
VI. Samuel married Frances ?? and had 1 child
VII. Milton married Mary ?? and had 2 children
**James Walter Choate married Beulah Belle Merritt and had 7 children: Martha, Ada, Buddy, Homer Lee, Catherine (Cat), Gladys, and Deanie.
I. Martha married Ray Nelson (1 child)
II. Ada married ?? Nelson (no children)
III. Buddy married ?? (no children)
IV. Homer Lee died unmarried
V. Catherine married Bill Barnes (5 children)
VI. Gladys married Jack Horner (no children)
VII. Deanie married ?? (1 child)
VIII. Lilly May m Calvin Bonds (2 ch)
a. Billy Bonds m Helene Stone (2ch)
1. Aisha Anastasio-Williams
2. Jolie Anderson
**Tilda/Tildy Choate married Alonzo Redfern and had 5 children: John, Bob (Robert?), Sam (Samuel?), Ike, and Roxie.
I. John Redfern married Evie Merritt (6 children) Mika and her mom and aunt come in here
II. Bob Redfern married Fannie May Oggs (8 children)
III. Sam Redfern married ?? (no children)
IV. Ike Redfern married Tootsie ? (no children)
V. Roxie Redfern married Olly (Oliver?) Bush (1 child)
**Ike (Isaac?) Choate died unmarried.
** Sissy (given name?) Choate married Tom Crabtree (12 children)Don’t have any names here.
**Samuel Alexander Choate- b 1865/d 1950 married Catherine (Cassie) Silcox b 1869/d 1929. They had 8 children: Daisy, *John Thomas, Walter Leroy, William, Mike, Ike, Marie, and Christine.
I. * Daisy married Sanford Link and had 4 children: Samuel, Nellie, Patsy Katherine and Florence Estelle.
A. Samuel married Viola Gass and had 4 children.
B. Nellie married John Gass and had 5 children.
C. Patsy Katherine married Paul Baskerville and had no children.
D. Florence Estelle married J.W. Rogers and had no children.
II. * John Thomas Choate (b 4/8/1896 - d 7/3/1986) married Irene Davenport (b 8/28/1904 - d 8/20/1988) and had 9 children: Etta May, Herbert Willard, Sanford Lee, John Thomas Jr., James Walter, Horace Eugene, Margaret Elizabeth, Samuel Elijah Coleman, and Hazel Irene.
A. Etta May (Dickie; became hair dresser to Lady Bird Johnson) married Thomas Wheeler Lewis and had 2 children: Alfred John Robert and Joseph Conrad.
1. Alfred John Robert married Ann Douglas Scott (no children)
2. Joseph Conrad married Margarette Rose (2 children)
B. Herbert Willard married Ida Dell (Idell) Ragland and had 8 children: Herbert Willard Jr., Jackie Leon, Debra Jean, Carolyn Gail, Della, Donna Kay, Johnny, Michael Ray.
1. HW Jr. committed suicide 7/10/47--1/6/86 (no children)
2. Jackie Leon 11/18/50-5/81 married Ann Pendergast (3ch)
Tammy, Michelle, Kevin
3. Debra Jean b.11/7/51 married David Beatty (3ch)
Joe David, Ricky, Jennifer
4. Carolyn Gail b.9/27/52 married twice
1st-Butch Tuttle (no children)
2nd- ?? Barr (1ch)
5. Della b.12/15/55 married Rev. Crawford E. Slagle Jr. (2ch)
Emily, and Diana
6. Donna Kay b.8/7/57 married Allen Segman (1 child)
7. Johnny Len (Lynn?) b.12/10/59 (2ch)
Brian and Thomas
8. Michael Ray died in infancy
C. Sanford Lee (3rd child of John Thomas and Irene) died in infancy.
D. John Thomas Jr. died in infancy.
E. James Walter died in infancy.
F. Horace Eugene Choate (b 12/14/31 d 6/98) married Luana Clare Eller (b 10/11/36) and had 4 children: Cheryl Ann, Bonny Lynn, Tammy Sue, and John Leslie
1. * Cheryl Ann Choate (b 9/21/56) married Johnnie Ray Steward (b 5/31/54) and had 2 children: Jason Vee and Erin Ann
a. Jason (b 5/4/75;) has one child (Keira Rose) with Sarah Lemp
b. Erin (b 11/12/82) married Armando Ricardo and had 2 children:
Mychal Anthony (b 2001) and
Alexander Emilio (b 2003).
2. * Bonny Lynn Choate married Joseph Mark Warner and had 3 children: Shawna Lynn, Timothy Joseph, and Kristofer.
a. Shawna Lynn married Kevin Adams and had
b. Timothy Joseph married Lisa
c. Kristofer married Heather
3. * Tammy Sue Choate married Osama Subhi Abu Zahra and had 2 children
a. Bakiza (Kiza) married Ronald Lawrence (2ch)
b. Jamie married Norman (1 child)
married Jeff Adkins (2 children)
4. * John Leslie Choate married Melody (Mel) Axton and had two children:
a. John Leslie II unmarried as of 2011
b. Stephen Eric unmarried as of 2011
G. Margaret Elizabeth married Dean McElhiney and had 6 children: Darlene, John, Kathy, Jerry, James Dean (J.D.), and Donny.
1. Darlene married David Mullinicks [sp?] (1 child)
2. John married Sue ? (no current info)
3. Kathy (no current info)
4. Jerry (no current info)
5. James Dean (JD)(no current info)
6. Donny (no current info)
H. Samuel Elijah Coleman married twice:
1st –Wilma McKissicks (sp?) and had 2 children: Joey, and Penny. No current info on them either. My last records show that they both married and Joey had a child but I don’t have any names.
2nd –Betty Murphy and had 2 children: Wayne and John Leslie. I have no current info on them.
I. Hazel Irene married James Beatty and had 2 children: Kimberly Irene and Terri Denise. No current info on them. Hazel and I have written on occasion about our family line.
III. * Walter Lee Choate married four times……..
1st Leila Gouser deceased.
2nd Myrtle White and divorced
3rd Tiny Lee Yarbrough and divorced
4th Polly Comperry and had 5 children: Johnny, Walter Lee, Dolly, Cassie, and a son I don’t have a birth name for. I only know they called him Red Horse.
A. Johnny (Johnnymack) married Joanne ? (1 child)
B. Walter Lee died unmarried
C. Gloria (Blackdoll or Dolly) married Wallace Young (2 children)
D. Cassie married ? (2 children)
E. Curtis Eugene (Red Horse) died unmarried
F. Walter Lee Alexander (Mulel Train)
IV. * William Choate married Mary Lucas and had 6 children: Walter Louis, William Jr., Frank, Jackie, Thomas Lee and Donna (died in infancy).
William’s children were taken to Michigan when William died and no word has been heard from them since.
V. * Mike married twice…..
1st Gladys Scaggs and had 4 children: Clarence, Leonard, Larry and Irene
A. Clarence married ? (3 children)
B. Leonard was unmarried
C. Larry was unmarried
D. Irene married ? Horn (2 children)
2nd Myrtle White and had no children.
VI. * Ike married Martha (Shirley?) Skaggs and had 7 or 8 children: Dolly, Pete, Lawrence, Jabo, Shirley, Blackie, and Ed.
A. Dolly married Charles Belcher (5 children)
B. Pete married Charles Glover (4 children)
C. Lawrence married ? (5 children)
D. Herman Lee (Jabo) was unmarried
E. Shirley married Punch Summers (3 children)
F. Blackie married Charles Brinley (4 children)
G. Ed was unmarried
H. Robert ?
VI. * Marie married three times…..
1st Emmett Stansell and had 4 children: Emmett Jr, Melvin, Helen, and Lillie Pearl.
A. Emmett Jr. married ? (1 child)
B. Melvin married ? (1 child)
C. Helen married ? (7 children)
D. Lillie Pearl married ? Andrews (3 children)
2nd William Goodman and had 1 child: Billy Marie
A. Billy Marie married ? (5 children)
3rd Ray Rapier and had no children with him.
VII. * Cristabel (Teen) married twice…..
1st Lee Graham and had 2 children: Samuel and Pete.
A. Samuel is deceased
B. Pete married twice (names unknown) He had 2 children in each marriage.
2nd Robert Toombs and had no children.