Re: Choate Family of East Texas
I just received some information recently regarding this family...the Choate family in 1860 is also enumerated on the 1850 De Kalb census under John Chauts or Chants.
John died sometime before 1860 and Margaret who is listed as Mary in 1850 died November 1867.Her Will was probated in December 1867.She listed the following children and under the name Chote:
William of St. Clair Co., Alabama
Elizabeth "Betsy" Ross w/o Jesse E. Ross of Baine Co. (now Etowah Co.,)Alabama
Green T. of Gadsden, Baine Co., Alabama
Mary J. Sheffield w/o P. Archibald Sheffield of Choctaw Co, Mississippi
Chn of Adelia (Dee) A. Stowers dec'd w/o C. Bruser (Brewster?) Stowers of Saline Co., Arkansas ~ Charles G. and John Calvin Stowers
Chn. of Marion Louisa Dyches (Dykes) dec'd w/o Jacob Dykes of Dallas Co., Arkansas ~ William, Georgia A., Silas Sanders and Jacob P. Dykes
Chn of Narcissa Edwards dec'd w/o John Edwards of DeKalb Co. Alabama ~ Louisa Edwards, Margaret Edwards, William Edwards, and Mary Ann (Edwards) Reeves w/o E. B. Reeves of Hopkins Co., Texas
Ann Chote dec'd of Arkansas (no husband or children listed)
Henry Chote (died in Virginia - possibly in Civil War?)
Hope this gives you a clue...I notice your married name is Edwards...a coincidence?