Does anyone know if there are any resources available to find information on "baseborn" births in the 1840's? I am looking for the father of John and Charles Cain born in that decade to Mabel Timothea or Timmartha Cain. Her husband Alexander died around 1826. According to a Minute Book, her last legitimate child William was born in 1826 and a baseborn son Elijah was born in 1828. They were bound over to learn the trade of shoemaker. Elijah died in the Mexican War. Charles's death certificate gives Alexander as his father and John's gives a John Cain as the father. Any suggestions will be appreciated.