Searching for the ancestry of my great-great grandfather Charles AMBER of Phildelphia AP; b. in PA 1843, M. c. 1867 Margaret ASHTON, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Possibly HASLAM) ASHTON. Their Children:
Clara Irene, b. 7 Feb 1868 Philadelphia m. Arthur BELL 7 Apr 1890, d. Bronxville NY 19 Sep 1946.
Charles Ashton, b. 27 Oct 1872 Philadelphia, m. 1st Hannah MULHOLLAND 12 Dec 1894. 2nd Clara BARKER, 1914, d. 19 Oct 1926
Eliza Virginia (AKA Lide or Lydia), b. 1 Jun 1875 Philadelphia, m. Hugh KERR 4 Sep 1898, d. 9 Jan 1950 Wyncote, Delaware Cty, PA
Kate Dickson, b. 24 Oct 1877, Philadelphia, m. Charles J. BITTING 1 Aug 1900, d. 19 Jan 1957, Norristown, Montgomery Cty PA.
Howard Wilkinson, b. 4 Aug 1881, Philadelphia m. Emma J. HART, d. 12 Jan 1956 in Philadelphia.
Harrison Blackburn, b. 19 Jul 1888, m. Geneva BURGESS 27 Dec 1916, d. 16 Mar 1949 Rangely ME
I found a Charles AMBER(S) of the proper age (6) in the 1850 federal census, but he was living with the William CRAFT family in Montgomery County, Whitepain Twp. There were quite a few 'stray' AMBER(S) in that census: Simon (27) w/ David ACUFF, Mary (23) w/ Israel SHAY, Joseph (17) w/ Edw. SHAY, Mary (17) w/ Mark EVANS, Sarah Ann (15) w/ Wm. SPURR, Harrison (14) w/ Hannah JONES, Elenor (9) w. Margaret AMBER, William (12) w/ Seth LUKENS and David (3) with John CRAFT. Anybody have any cluse as what might have become of the parents of all these children?
Any help will be gratefully appreciated