I realize this subject is five years old. It is unfortunate that when writers include inaccurate material which later generations assume to be true and try to build on. I'm thankful for the early documents of this family, however, early researchers have been made obsolete by more recent research. I followed the controversey surrounding Dr. Stockings' records and surveyed comments made by others of this line. I did some re-researching and went over the data repeatedly. I had this same problem working my father's family. I tried to run a time line on the Williams', Thomas' and Abrahams' and I had diffilculty making the dates work. There are different spouses with same children, sets of parents with the same childen and repeated naming patterns. I am a 10th generation Knowlton descendant. Based on my Great-Grandmother's history, the first three generations from William 1500/Smith, appear to be correct, though the dates don't exactly jive.
The fourth generation is not and the William in this family does not fit the pattern. The remaining six generations are correct and leads to my Great-Grandmother.
He is the William Knowlton 1643/Susannah/Lydia Griffin group. My notes show them with three children, two by Susannah,one by Griffin. My line of Knowltons were in Buffalo and Brooklyn, N.Y. and Mt. Vernon and Richmond,OH. My Great-Grandmother who was a Knowlton, was born in Winona, ILL. If anyone out there is working these families, I would be glad to hear from them.