I'm hoping someone can help me obtain some information about William Gilbert, of Winsted/Winchester Connecticut. I am researching a nephew of Gilbert's, and I have come to believe that this nephew inherited much of Gilbert's fortune, but I am unable to do the research myself due to distance (I live in Ohio). Anybody close enough to do a courthouse visit? As an alternative, maybe someone knows who took over ownership of the Gilbert Clock Co. upon his death (I think around 1880)? I am led to believe that he had no children of his own, and may not have ever married, but I'm not sure. I understood also that he endowed a high school, and maybe an orphanage, but this is what I hope to confirm or refute. I'm afraid I cannot pay anything for this information, but would be glad to do local research in return if needed. Thanks in advance. Any help will be greatly appreciated.