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Descendants of

William Chesnut

1st Wife:
Name Unknown
2nd Wife:
Catherine Callahan
3rd Wife:
Mary Sophia Wade

William Chesnut
son of
Alexander &Mary(O'Drain) Chesnut
b: Abt 1727 Antria, Ireland
d: 24 Feb 1783 Rockingham Co, VA
1st Wife:
Name Unknown

m: Bef 1742
2nd Wife:
Catherine Callahan,

m: on 28 Jul 1762,
in Augusta Co, VA,
daughter of
Daniel &Unknown Callahan
b: Ireland
d: Bef 1779
3rd Wife:
Mary Sophia Wade

m: Aft 1779
daughter of
John &Sophia(Howard) Wade
b: Abt 1755 MD
d: Aft 1810 Bath Co, VA

William's father was killed in a plowing accident
in 1749, in Frederick Co, VA (now Hampshire Co, WV).
William's siblings were
Alexander, David (b: Abt 1713),
John (b: Abt 1715), James (b: Abt 1717)

Source Info
Much of the initial lineage info for this page
was obtained from assorted files at
A tremendous source of
information for the surname Chesnut
(and all spelling variations thereof)
can be found at the
Chesnut Genealogical Home Page
by Don Chesnut
(Clicking on the link will open a separate browser window.)

William's & Unknown's
List of Descendants
(Scroll down page for William's/Catherine's & William's/Mary's Lists of Descendants.)
  • (1) John Chesnut
    b: Abt 1747
    d: 21 Mar 1805 Knox (now Laurel) Co, KY
    m: PATIENCE GUM, in Abt 1765, in Augusta Co, VA
    daughter of John & Alice(Fisher/Claypool) Gum
    b: Abt 1745 DE
    d: 1821 Lawrence Co, IN

  • (2) William Chesnut
    b: Abt 1750
    d: 08 Jun 1802 Augusta (now Highland) Co VA
    m: JEAN GOLD

    William's & Catherine's
    List of Descendants
    (Scroll down page for William's & Mary's List of Descendants.)
  • (1) Jennie Chesnut
    b: Abt 1765 Augusta Co, VA
    d: Bet 1810-1820 Augusta Co, VA
    b: Abt 1765

  • (2) Margaret Chesnut
    b: Abt 1763 Augusta (now part Rockingham) Co, VA
    m: WILLIAM BLAIN, on 23 Dec 1782, in Rockingham Co, VA
    son of John &Mary(LNU) Blain
    b: 1762

  • (3) Elizabeth Chesnut
    b: Abt 1766 Augusta (now part Rockingham) Co, VA
    m: THOMAS WOODWARD, on 02 Aug 1786, in Rockingham Co, VA

  • (4) Daniel Chesnut
    b: Abt 1767 Augusta (now part Rockingham) Co, VA
    d: 23 Apr 1851 Scioto Township, Ross Co, OH
    m: #1=FNU LNU
    m: #2=ISABELLA BLAIN, on 25 Aug 1790, in Rockingham Co, VA
    daughter of John &Mary(LNU) Blain
    d: 21 Aug 1840

  • (5) Charles Chesnut
    b: 05 Apr 1770 Augusta (now part Rockingham) Co, VA
    d: 19 Jan 1859 Logan Co, IL
    m: #1=ELIZABETH ROBERTSON, on 09 Jun 1795, in Rockingham Co, VA
    daughter of John &unknoan Robertson
    d: Bef 1820
    m: #2=ELIZABETH HUDDS, on abt 29 Nov 1828, in Ross Co, OH
    d: Abt 1839

    William's & Mary's
    List of Descendants
  • (1) Joseph Chesnut
    b: Abt 1775 VA
    d: 1842 Clark Co, OH
    m: #1=MARY CORBETT, in 1794, in Bath Co, VA
    daughter of Samuel &unknown Corbett
    m: #2=NANCY LNU
    b: Abt 1775

  • (2) Maria Chesnut

  • (3) Sarah Chesnut

  • (4) Sophia Chesnut

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