was born at Knox Co., Kentucky
, on 9 October 1800. He was the son of William Gordon Chesnut
and Sarah "Sallie" Graham
. He married Dorcas Langley
at Rockcastle Co., Kentucky
, on 23 November 1823. Once source has Jacob and Dorcas getting married in Knox Co., Kentucky.
Married by Willialm Hopper.. Jacob was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at Laurel Co., Kentucky
. Jacob died on 17 October 1877 at Laurel Co., Kentucky
, at age 77. His body was interred in October 1877 at Laurel Co., Kentucky
, at Rough Creek Cemetery. Buried in the Watkins - Chesnut section next to his mother..