The McKnight family came from Chester PA down the great wagon road The were in rowan, Mecklenburg Cos of NC and Spartanburg Co of SC . Charles McKnight was b: ca 1740 PA d: 1805 Spartanburg co SC . He m: Janet UNK. Their children were Mary b: 1760 m: John Graves McClure ca 1764. & William McKnight. I do not have info on this William. Hopefully this will help[ you.