All Thomas Knotts families should take a look, at the book, "Sugar Creek, Life on the Illinois Prairie," author John Mack Faragher. It is full of info about many Sangamon County families including those who married Knotts and the Knotts family as well. Preview it on Google Book Search. Look at the back pages for the Index, which includes the families' names. I do not know of its historic accuracy, but it really tells us what genealogy is all about, our family heritage.
Has anyone connected Thomas Knotts to the Knotts in Virginia?