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Dr John Choate

Dr John Choate

Birth
Tennessee, USA
Death 26 Apr 1900 (aged 61)
Fentress County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Fentress County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 76470073 · View Source
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was born on 27 December 1838 in Tennessee. He married ,Sarah Jane Stewart 17 September 1862 in White County, Tennessee. They had three or four children, three of which died very young. Sarah passed away 10 Mar 1868. He married , Clarinda Fatima Wells on 15 August 1872.

Obituary on 1 May 1900 states Subject: [TNFENTRE-L] Fentress Co. Newspaper saga
May 3, 1900: On last Thursday night, Dr. John Choate died of la grippe, heart trouble, and urema. He was 64 years old, a doctor for more than 25 years, married twice, last wife dying a few years ago. He leaves behind 4 boys, 2 girls. Oldest boy Caleb is married and lives in Monroe. (1900 census where Caleb is The girls will live with mother's sister, the wife of John Story near Chanute. Isaac and Silas are of age and will take care of themselves. The little boy (referring to Rufus Choate) will live with Caleb. Dr. John Choate died on 26 April 1900 and is buried in Franklin Cemetery, Fentress County, Tennessee.

*Notes about obituary - 4 boys are: Caleb, Isaac, Silas and Rufus; 2 girls are Lois and Anna. The obituary on 3 May 1900 states that Caleb was married and living in Monroe. The 1900 Census taken on 11 June 1900 shows Caleb living in Overton County with wife Lee Vernie Norrod. No mention of Rufus... Lois, Anna and Rufus were located in the 1900 Census for Monroe, Pickett County, Tennessee living with Clarinda Fatima Well's sister Irene and her husband John Story.
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For a very detailed account about the finding of John Choate please refer to www.choatesoftennessee.weebly.com The story that unfolds in finding out what happened to John Choate and his children is very enlightening as to how people had to do what they had to do, back in those times. (Odielion)


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  • Maintained by: JoAnn Stephens Graham
  • Originally Created by: Odielion
  • Added: 13 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 76470073
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr John Choate (27 Dec 1838–26 Apr 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 76470073, citing Franklin Cemetery, Fentress County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by JoAnn Stephens Graham (contributor 47263633) .