Choate Cemetery

Shelby County Texas

Transcribed by John Warner, Barbara Scates & Ray Jackson June 29, 2000

 

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The cemetery is located on private property off Highway 7 and County Road 1180.  The cemetery is surrounded by a chain link fence and is abandonded.  The cemetery contains about 40 unmarked  and/or rock markers graves.

Special Thanks to Barbara Scates for her assistance in locating this cemetery

Note:  David M. & Elizabeth Choate's markers  was not found in the cemetery, the information is from the book of J. B. Sanders.

A.B. Choate 05/08/1848 08/22/1900 -
R. E. Choate 02/04/1868 - Marker unreadable- destroyed - Husb of A. D. Choate
Redmon Choate 06/08/1799 02/13/1861 Husb of Sarah McKinzie Choate- Married 07/14/1825- Info. from Reba January.
Sarah McKinzie Choate 1810 1870 Wife of Redmon Choate - Married 07/14/1825 -               Info from Reba January.
Susan E. Choate 01/20/1843 01/29/1930 -
W. H. Choate 09/22/1872 08/04/1889 7 Yr. 5 Mo. 3 Da.
Jess Courtney 1871 1943 Husb of Sallie Courtney
Ovia L. Courtney 12/01/1901 02/12/1902 Dau of J.S. & M. Courtney
Sallie Courtney 1871 1948 Wife of Jess Courtney
Thomas Oswell Courtney 08/30/1907 01/15/1931 -
Infant Elliott 09/01/1924 09/01/1924 Dau of J. O. & Ann Lela Elliott
Clarence Pressie McKinzie 02/16/1901 11/08/1901 Son of D. L. & S. N. McKinzie
Lillie May McKinzie 03/26/1905 08/22/1905 Dau of T.A. & M. E. McKinzie
Margaret Choate McKinzie 03/20/1839 11/30/1882 -
Sarah Ann Choate McKinzie 07/25/1845 02/13/1931 Wife of Thomas C. McKinzie- Married 1865
Thomas C. McKinzie 08/19/1847 06/27/1926 Husb of Sarah Ann Choate McKinzie- Married 1865
Sgt. William A. McKinzie 04/17/1841 06/16/1926 Co. H, Texas Inf C.S.A.
Johnnie Moseley 03/17/1905 01/30/1936 -
Lola Mosely Noble 08/04/1904 05/26/1925  
Bernice Wilson 09/03/1916 03/21/1955 -
Ella Wilson 1875 1959 Wife of J. W. Wilson
J. W. Wilson 1875 1948 Husb of Ella Wilson
Josephine Wilson 08/29/1855 11/27/1944 -
2 Wilson Markers - - No other data.

About 1/2 mile from the Choate Cemetery overlooking a bluff is a burial site with two graves, the site is not accessable.  The information below is supplied by Reba James.

Elizabeth Taylor Choate 12/25/1839 04/13/1931 Wife of David McKinzie Choate
David McKinzie Choate 04/15/1833 04/13/1911 Husb of Elizabeth Taylor Choate

   David Choate was the son of Redmon Choate. His family was one of the early settlers in Shelby County.  He was a Confederate War Veteran.

 

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