I would also like to express my appreciation for all the information you have shared on the Knightons. I am not a Knighton descendant, but am researching the Cater family - Frances Cater married Rev. Joseph Knighton.
I can confirm one child of Joseph Knighton and Frances Cater which is Rev. John Knighton, who was a Baptist minister and at one time preached in Conecuh County, Alabama.
I descend from George Cater who left a will in Sumter County, South Carolina probated in 1821. He mentions as his children, William Cater, my ancestor, and Frances, who married Rev. Joseph Knighton. I have a copy of a letter written between two grandchildren of William Cater (d1835, Monroe County, Albama) recounting some of their Cater relations. The letter was written by Leory W. Roberts (1844-1931) of Rockdale, Texas to Douglas John Cater (1841-1931) of San Antonio, Texas on November 1, 1914. After recounting the children of their mutual grandfather, William Cater, and their marriages, Leroy Roberts mentions other Cater cousins he has known as follows:
"John Knighton was an other Cousin of theirs (his and Douglas Cater's parents) a hard shell Baptist Preacher. I have heard him preach often and his Shell was hard Sure enough. He used to say I am going to hew to the line and I dont Care where the chips fall and It would(n')t be long before he would rout the Methodist. He would always shed his coat when he got too warm."
I know the relationships I've attempted are rather confusing so I offer the following as clarification:
1. George Cater, Sr. (d. 1821, Sumter County, SC)
.....2. William Cater (d. 1835, Monroe County, AL)m. Catherine Collins
.........3. Susannah Cater (c1806-1849)m. Leroy Roberts
..............4. Leroy W. Roberts (1844-1931), who wrote the letter above
.........3. William Green Cater (1815-1882)
..............4. Douglas John Cater (1841-1931), one of the correspondents mentioned above
.....2. Frances Cater m. Rev. Joseph Knighton (d. 1837)
.........3. Rev. John Knighton
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