Daniel Pettibone is trying to find financing for his new invention, a horseless carriage. Hoss tries to help with scaring up money, no one's interested until a smooth-talking stranger, Throckmorton, wants to invest. The locals then start to pony up their cash--and Throckmorton promptly skips town with their cash.
So Cyrus K. Throckmorton could be the grandfather or great-grandfather of Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, with Gildy’s mother bearing “Throckmorton” as her maiden name. And of course, the telegenetics are quite strong in the connection between the two.
This theory of relateeveety is a great find, Hugh! And timely too, as this is the month in which we celebrate the TV Western…..