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Below is a family biography included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1883.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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WILLIAM BAMBER, Sr., (deceased), was born at Charing Cross, England. He was a dyer by trade, and carried on the business quite extensively. He married Elizabeth Crumblum. They had a family of ten children, and, being in limited circumstances, Mr. Bamber conceived the idea of coming to America, where land was cheap and a farm could be obtained for each member of his family. He accordingly came to this country, and, as early as 1819, he bought 1,000 acres of land in the southern part of this township. He immediately moved his family into the heart of the wilderness, built a log cabin and commenced the immense task of clearing a farm. Himself and family endured untold hardships and privations, and succeeded in clearing a large tract of land. William Bamber, Jr., was born in England May 25, 1806, and came here with his parents. He was married at St. Martin’s, this township, in 1833, to Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas and Mary Crone, also old settlers of this township. They had six children, five living: Mary, William, Elizabeth, Ann and Thomas. William Bamber, Jr., died August 29, 1866; his widow is still living, residing with her son William, who received 100 acres of the paternal estate of 290 acres. He now has sixty acres under cultivation. He has held numerous township offices, such as member of School Board, School Director, Supervisor, etc. The family are all members of the Catholic Church.

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This family biography is one of 992 biographies included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published in 1883 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Brown County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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