J. P. Knapp built a hunting lodge (club) on Makey Island, which is considered part of Knotts Island. I think his home was in New York. He is buried here in Currituck County. I know nothing about his genealogical background. Currituck was a benefactor of his great wealth. I'm sure the library here has biographical information. E-mail me and I will try to help you find what you need.