My Bamber ancestors were as follows:Elizabeth Bamber born ca. 1781 in Over Wyresdale, Lancashire.She was the daughter of Thomas Bamber and Ann Drinkall, also of Over Wyresdale.The Bambers were Catholic, the Drinkalls were Church of England. Elizabeth Bamber mentioned above was my gr-gr-gr-grandmother.She married Thomas Tomlinson around 1808.They had children -- Ralph, Agnes, Ann, William, and John.Prior to her marriage Elizabeth had a son Thomas Bamber whose father was John Helm. Elizabeth Bamber Tomlinson and her children immigrated to the U.S. after Thomas Tomlinson died.They came to the US in 1829, lived in Brown county, Ohio for awhile and eventually settled in the St. Clair and Monroe counties area of Illinois. Elizabeth's brothers also immigrated:William, who settled in Brown county, Ohio; John, who settled in Monroe county, Illinois; and Edward who probably settled in Ontario, Canada. I would like to share research with any Bamber descendant.