Charles von Dietrich Knighton
The late Charles von Dietrich Knighton was well known in genealogy circles for many years, beginning as a child in 1947 when he found a copy of Sophia Bear Sherlock's Lineage Memorial.
A founding member of the Clay Family Society, he contributed mightily to its success, both as a presenter and as a member of the board. For many years he was the chair of the Cemetery Restoration Committee.
Even before retiring from his profession as an interior designer for the federal government, Charles began work on his families, and ultimately in 2006, published his first book on the families with researcher, and another descendant of John Clay (immigrant to Virginia, 1613), Pat Donaldson Mills.
Clay, Bruce, and Kavanaugh Families; Lineage Memorial - Revisited.
by Charles von Dietrich Knighton and Patricia M Donaldson
This book traces descendants of three Colonial Virginia families who settled in Kentucky's bluegrass region before 1800.
Lineage Memorial - Revisited, looks at the same Clay, Bruce, and Kavanaugh families as his aunt Sophia Bear Sherlock's original Lineage, clarifying and correcting some aspects, particularly in light of more recent and verified research, as well as errors that crept into the original by the publisher.
Thanks to a Kavanaugh cousin, Dennis Yancey, it is also available in electronic form on his website: