When and where was James Knott born? (ca 1721)

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I believe James Knott was born about 1721 (-1728) in Nansemond County, VA, but I need documentation to prove that. He died in Granville County, NC about 1781.

He had a son, David Knott, who was married to Mary Catharine Downey and lived in Granville Co, NC.


in Genealogy Help by L.j. Bishop G2G Crew (340 points)

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A couple of things to investigate, or at least rule out:

James Knott, born 1726 in Northumberland County, VA.


James Knott Jr, born 1721 in Isle of Wight, VA, with son David married to Catherine Downey.


This one is likely to be your ancestor. Still not a lot of actual documentation, but it's a starting place.


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