Yes, I think we are cousins. My grandfather Solomon Devault Knowles was the son of a David James Knowles. He was born in Taylor County, Florida in 1866 or so. His father Wiley fought in the Civil War out of Florida but was born in Duplin Co, NC in 1826. I hear that his father was a David Knowles born in 1784 in Duplin County, NC. David's father was John Knowles, RS, born in 1721 or so. I'm trying to establish my connection and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution is trying to help me make the connection. I appreciate all of the information you have posted so far on this topic.
I am going to take the Family Finder DNA test as soon as it comes in. It traces all lines of the family and a male or female can take it. I have always been intrigued by my family line but I cannot ever seem to find all of the information I need. Wiley Knowles seems to be difficult to trace properly.