I've been trying to find a link between 2 families and mine, but there appears to be none. I have accumulated quite a bit of info (2/3 generations), but it will link to no one. The odd name is the first name of Thornley. Only 3 people with it seem to exist - all born in Ohio.
Maybe calling it an orphan family is incorrect, but I've done with the data I have what I can, I really don't want to pursue this any longer and just hope it might help someone else.