I have a Hamner ancestor, Annie Maria Hamner. Her father was William Edward Hamner. his father was William Clopton Hamner. His father was Charles Wingfield Hamner who was born in Albemarle VA in 1785. His Father was a John Hamner I think. the family trees get really confused here over names and generations. All of these Hamners cames from Hanmer Wales in Flintshire. The name spelling changes from Hanmer in Wales to Hamner in the US. There is Humphrey Hanmer (Hamner) that throws more confusion into the mix because he gets lost somewhere between Wales and America.
I have traced the Hanmers back to the First Prince of Wales. His wife was a Hanmer. I have gone beyond the Prince of Wales to 1340 and the first hanmer I think. I ouwld really like to get the United States branch sorted first if any one knows of original documentation or books that can back up the fathers of the Hanmers (Hamner) it would really help.