The Meadow Choate you are referring to is the illegitimate son of Sally Choate, d of Austin & Oma Pyburn Choate. He had a son John, who from my research never married & died in Warren Co. KY. Meadow Choate first married Lucinda Laycock c1840 then after her death, m Susan Holman, first husband Thomas Ramsey. Meadow died in the Civil War c1862. Meadow's children by first marriage: Jacob, John, Nancy, Sarah, Curtis Hickman, Joseph, Nathan, Lucinda & William. He also had children by his second marriage.
John Choate who married Martha Martin 06/04/1865 in Monroe Co. TN (per Choates if the South by Irene Choate Williams)
The Choate's of Putnam Co. TN claimed Eastern Cherokee ancestry in the rolls of 1906 but all were turned down for lack of evidence.