Choate, Rufus Mortimer - Erie County

RUFUS MORTIMER CHOATE. The Choate family in America is descended from John Choate, who with his brother, William, came from Essex, England, to America, in 1643, and settled at Ipswich, Mass. From John Choate descended in direct line Thomas, Francis, Isaac, Joshua, Isaac W., and Rufus M. Choate. From Francis Choate, son of Thomas, descended also William, George and Joseph H. Choate of New York City, the last named of international fame as a lawyer, and late ambassador at the Court of St. James. William Choate, son of Francis Choate, was the ancestor of David and

Rufus Choate, the latter the celebrated lawyer of Boston. Isaac and William Choate, the sons of Francis, were officers in the Patriot army during the Revolutionary War. David and Eli Choate, other descendants of Francis Choate, served in the War of 1812, being stationed in Buffalo.

SOURCE: Memorial and Family History of Erie County New York; Volume I