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Meet Some Individuals

There's a lot of individual people in any family tree. Here's a roadmap!

The Knightons

John Knighton - Evidence suggests that the other Knighton head-of-family in Placerville is David J. Knighton's father.

David J. Knighton - Politician, local celebrity, and a miner till the end of his days, DJ never gave up looking for his Mother Lode.

Henry Worthen Knighton - David J's son was a jack-of-all-trades who got himself into trouble all over California before his death in 1943.

Frank Ray Knighton - The next Knighton was another jack-of-all trades who, unlike his dad, spent most of his life in just one town: Seal Beach, CA.