Hi, Donaldson Knight Smiley,
I think Paul Marshall Knight and Althea Knight Smiley were brother and sister. Are you related to Brad Smiley?
Always happy to find a new cousin. . Have you read about Austin Knight ,aka Osson, aka Orstin Knight in Lenora Sweeney's book about Amherst County and the revolution? It appears he was William Knight's father. A lot of the Revolutionary War records show inconsistency in his name but records show William to be his son . I imagine it was due to a strong Southern accent in army field notes. .
We apparently share 3 Revolutionary War patriots, Austin/Osson Knight, Joseph Roberts, Susanna's father , and Stephen Ham, the father of Elizabeth Ham, William's mother.
I live in Texas now.