Hi Joe! Yes, I am interested in exploring this connection further. I suppose it is possible that he was perhaps an uncle to my Thomas/Margaret? I am sure of her birth & death dates so it does seem to be a large age difference. They had at least one sibling who remained in Ireland. Perhaps they came over and stayed with him (if indeed they were related) as I understand that was pretty common.
I have a copy of some census records & she & her parents were both born in Ireland. Apparently, her husband's parents were born in Ireland but he was born in the US. I would love to figure out any more information! You can email me at my aol address (WAMS352).