Kathrine...I'm curious about your last name. I have two ancestors who bear the middle name "Knighten" and the name continues to be passed down into successive generations. The first (known with that name) in my line is Jesse Knighten DuBose (ca 1822-1866, probably born in Sumter Co. SC. died in Hunt Co. TX) Jesse served with Bourland's Regt in the Indian Territory, 1864-65. His son, my Grandfather was also Jesse Knighten DuBose, (1863-1920, b. Hunt Co. TX, died in Orange, TX). There has been speculation by family researchers that the "Knighten" was possibly a close family connection ('in-law?')from the late 1700s-early 1800s. Any possible connection?