He worked from circa 1820 to 1850 as a silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker in New York City NY
Listed in Longworth's city directory at 215 1/2 Hudson Street. 18
He appeared on the 1850 census taken at New York City NY, listed as a watchmaker.
A notice ran in the New York Tribune (New York City NY), 26 Jul 1862,
A HARD CASE To the Editor of The N. Y. Tribune.
Allow me to state briefly the case of an old friend and fellow citizen, Mr. Samuel Piggot, who kept a jeweler's store in Hudson street, this city, for over 20 years. Some 10 years he gathered his little all together and emigrated to Virginia, where he purchased a farm. When the rebellion broke out, Mr. Piggot was too loyal to live among Rebels who drove off his cattle, threatened his life, and burned all his buildings. He came back to this city, and by the aid of friends began business at No. 643 Eighth avenue, and it is to be hoped the loyal people of New York will give him a lift by leaving their watches and jewelry with him for repairs. He needs help.