James Knowles (c. 1735-1806) is my 6th-great-grandfather. I've not been able to find anything definitive regarding his parentage.
I have come across some websites that say James was a 3rd-great-grandson of Damon KNOWLES of Southampton, Bermuda, and that his ancestry back to Bermuda is Damon -> Damon -> Robert -> Robert -> Samuel -> James Knowles of Nassau/Long Island.
None of it is ever cited, however, and no one writing it ever replies to my e-mails.
So does anyone know the story? Is this accurate?