Farmer by occupation.
Fought in the 10th Reg. Kentucky Mounted Militia during the War of 1812.
Moved to Caldwell Co., Kentucky by 1825, returned to Todd Co. Samuel
was born at Chester Co., South Carolina
, on 17 June 1783. He was the son of Alexander Chesnut
and Sarah Meek
. He married Martha "Patsy" B. Wimms
at Christian Co., Kentucky
, on 17 December 1818. Samuel was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at Todd Co., Kentucky
. Samuel died on 5 October 1866 at Todd Co., Kentucky
, at age 83. His body was interred in October 1866 at Todd Co., Kentucky
, at Old Seceder Cemetery.