Gaynor Inventors, Thomas Francis, Timothy James, Jr., & Abraham.
Searching for the connection among these men whose families came from Ireland. Thomas Francis, who was born in New Haven(1851-1933), and Timothy James, Jr. (1834-1910) both worked in Thomas Edison's workshops and assigned patents off to each other. Thomas Francis who married, Joanna Josephine Fitzgerald, lived in CT, KY, NY, and died in England. He had multiple patents in both the United States and later England. Timothy James, who married Mary Ann Curran, and Abraham (b. abt 1805) who married Mary Anya Simmons ended up in Indianapolis, IN. They both took out patents as well. Thomas Francis' father, Thomas F. (b. abt. 1820 in Ireland) is first found in New Haven directories in 1849.
Any ideas? Clay Adams