Ambrose " Ammie" John Tranter came to the US with his Aunt Sarah Tranter she was b. 1849 Leominster, Herefordshire. Sarah mrd. Isaac Hatton and they lived in PA. Ammie went by the Hatton name until he was mrd. and then he again went by the Tranter name. I don't know the complete story, but I understand that his parents could not care for him at the time and his aunt Sarah brought him to Penna. with her. He grew up with the family and must have been very young when they arrived.He may have decided to use the name John.