Again, thank you for more possible places to search online. The other items that would be available in person are out of the question as I live in NE Ohio and am not able to travel to Rochester for research. I will definitely be looking at the online sites you have suggested.
I did find a very old posting for the Murney family from Canada. Since Rochester seems to have been considered a port it is entirely possibly that Thomas' father could have immigrated to Canada first and then proceeded across the lake to Rochester.
Thank you for your interest in my search. Barbara