There is much confusion about the wives of Richard Knowles 1718-1791. He married twice and there is much conjecture that he married sisters named Patience and Prudence. However, no document has been produced that proves these were the names of his wives or that they were sisters.
GENEALOGICAL NOTE: There is NO proof that either of Richard Knowles Sr.' wives was named "Marvel" at birth. Family traditions state that they were sisters but of Finnish origins, whereas the Marvel family was an established English family that settled first in Virginia's Eastern Shore and then moved north into Maryland and Delaware. The creator of this profile created an "Unnamed Father Marvel" to "hold the place" for these 2 women's father until more evidence could be found. That profiles should not be confused with David Marvel who had 2 daughters names "Patience" and "Prudence" but one generation later. One of those daughters did marry Richard Knowles Jr. but not his father. I have restored her to Unnamed Father Marvel until further research can discover her true parentage. by Chet Snow, Dec. 15, 2016.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Patience by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Patience: