1. Chk tax rcds for Fairfield County. 2. Find the RC church nearest this property. 3. Chk parish birth/marriage & death records at this church. 4. Chk census rcds for this region. When you decide what his first name was, chk naturalization rcds: look for mention of a county and parish in Ireland. When you find this, go to http://brsgenealogy.com/http://brsgenealogy.com/ and search for his birth rcd. Thomas and James are very common forenames in Ireland.