I need help on what some might call a sensitive subject.
In 1819-20 my African American 6th great-aunt, Sarah Williams Lewis gave birth in either South Berwick, Me or Somersworth, NH to a male child she named Christopher Williams Allen. This child was mulatto. I suspect that she gave the child the last name of the father (Allen). Can anyone out there help either with a known Allen family story or any information that might tie in with Sarah's family in South Berwick at this time? Sarah was born in 1792 in So. berwick, Me and died after the 1850 census most likely in Concord, NH. In 1850 she is living with her son Christopher W Allen and his family in Concord, NH.
Any input is appreciated.