Christopher Choate arrived in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, on the "Cecilius" in 1676. He died in Anne Arundel County in 1692. His son Christopher Sr., left Baltimore county, Maryland, and moved to Lunenburg Co., Virginia, with sons, Christopher, Jr., Richard, and Sabret Choate. Christopher Jr., had sons Christopher, and Thomas, who married Elizabeth Keith. Many of the Choate family moved westward into Tenneessee and these included Thomas' son, Thomas Kyle Choate and his brother, John.
Thomas Choate (son of Christopher Choate Jr) m Elizabeth Keith Children: 1. John Choate b.c. 1769 d. 1834 m. 1790s Eleanor (Nellie) Renfro b. 1770s d. 1860 or earlier 2. Thomas Kyle Choate b.c. 1770 Virginia d. 1837, Lawrence Co. Tennessee m. (11) . Elizabeth Renfro (Renfrew) b. Virginia d. after 1818 in Lawrence Co., Tennessee m (2) Sarah Dalton