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Descendants of

William Gordon Chesnut

Sarah (Graham) Chesnut


William Gordon Chesnut
son of
John &Patience(Gum) Chesnut
grandson of
William &Unknown Chesnut
g-grandson of
Alexander &Mary(O'Drain) Chesnut
b: 1767 Augusta Co, VA
d: Abt 1802 Knox (now Laurel) Co, KY
Sarah "Sally" Graham,
on 01 Jan 1788, in Bardstown, Nelson Co, KY
daughter of
John &Mary A.orNancy(Watson) Graham
b: Abt 1769
d: 1842

Sally married her 2nd husband, Chapman Watkins,
on 11 Nov 1807, in Knox Co, KY. Chapman is the son of

John &Mary(Walters) Watkins.
Clickon John/Mary to find Sally's & Chapman's List of Descendants.

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 & Sally's
List of Descendants
  • (1) Samuel Chesnut
    b: 1788 Augusta Co, VA
    d: 23 Feb 1832 Clay Co, KY
    m: RACHEL GUM, on 09 Dec 1807
    daughter of William &Unknown Gum

  • (2) William Chesnut
    b: Abt 1789 Augusta Co, VA

  • (3) Sally "Ruth" Chesnut
    b: Abt 1793 Augusta Co, VA
    d: Abt 1865
    m: JESSE McFADDEN, on 10 Nov 1808, in Knox Co, KY
    son of William &Ann(Muse) McFadden
    b: 1782 Fairfield Co, SC
    d: 23 Mar 1854 Laurel Co, KY

  • (4) Benjamin "Ben" Chesnut, Sr.
    b: 1794 Augusta Co, VA
    d: 02 Jun 1879
    m: VINA "VINEY" BUNCH, in 1815
    b: 1794

  • (5) Anne F. "Annie" Chesnut
    b: 1797 Augusta Co, VA
    d: 1886 Birch Tree, Shannon Co, MO
    m: PETER ALEXANDER WEAVER, on 04 Nov 1819, in Knox Co, KY
    son of Samuel &Mary(Bollinger) Weaver
    b: 22 Feb 1798 TN
    d: 1883 Birch Tree, Shannon Co, MO
    buried: Warm Corner Cemetery, Shannon Co, MO

  • (6) Edmund Chesnut
    b: 19 Jul 1799 Nelson Co, KY
    d: 28 Mar 1871
    m: HANNAH FERGUSON, on 20 Aug 1819
    daughter of Thomas &Nancy(LNU) Ferguson

  • (7) Jacob Chesnut
    b: 09 Oct 1800 Washington Co, KY
    d: 17 Oct 1877 Laurel Co, KY
    m: DORCAS LANGLEY, on 23 Nov 1823, in Knox Co, KY
    b: 06 Mar 1806 Johnson Co, NC
    d: 02 Mar 1879 Laurel Co, KY

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