I finally made some headway in my Ramsbottom research, but as with all
research, each discovery leads to another puzzle. I just received a
certified copy of John Ramsbottom, Sr. death certificate. His birth
Feb. 14, 1821 in Virginia; death April 11, 1914, Mercer County, Ohio.
My find was to see that both John's mother (Magdalene Baker, b.?) and
father, Thomas Ramsbottom (b. ~January 13, 1778), were born in England.
Other info. I have lists possible parishes of Thomas' birth as
Haslingden, Bury, Rochdale and Manchester. Is there anyone in those
areas who would be willing to do a look-up for me to verify Thomas'
birthplace? I have Thomas' father listed as a James Ramsbottom born abt.
1745 married to Elizabeth abt 1775. Any help or suggestions would be
From one limb to the next...