Thank you kindly for all of your trouble taken which is much appreciated!
I do have all of the information already but was trying to gather more since Joseph spent a lot of time in Wilmington, Delaware where 3 of his sons were born. I wanted the years he spent there and with whom, at what address etc. etc
Census of the 1890 of Delaware were all destroyed in a fire as someone has already kindly made me privy to this disaster and has given me a website to go into and make an enquiry which I intend to do shortly.
We as a family wish to know a whole lot more of our connections in the USA and as to whom decided to settle there permanently which made the possibility of Joseph's 3 sons having been born over there. Joseph became a close friend to Mr. Sherman of your tank fame as he as an Inventor was very big in all forms of Ordnance during the late 1800 when these inventions were active and necessary to the World!
Will stop here since I do not wish to ramble on but our family's connection with your esteemed Country is very proudly regarded and in a way we all wished Joseph & his family had settled there permanently. We would therefore would have been Americans! John's 5th child in fact became domiciled in Californiain in the early 1950s.