I am interested in the Choate family that lived in Bates County during this time period of the Civil War. Nicholas Choate and Richard O. Choate lived there. Nicholas stayed or at least came back but no record of Richard O Choate. His Wife Isabella shows up in the 1870 census alone with her son Samuel (Richard Samuel Choate). I feel it is possible Richard may have been one of the casualties in the Bates County horror where men were shot, hung etc being dragged from their homes. Isabella wife of Richard O. Choate is buried in Fairview Cemeteriy in Lincoln county and a single headstone that reads her name, and Relic of Richard O. Choate. Any information on this would be greatly appreciated.