Shelby County Texas
Transcribed by John Warner, Barbara Scates & Ray Jackson June 29, 2000
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.
|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.|
|Lola Mosely Noble||08/04/1904||05/26/1925|
|Ella Wilson||1875||1959||Wife of J. W. Wilson|
|J. W. Wilson||1875||1948||Husb of Ella Wilson|
|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.