I am just beginning this branch of the ole tree and I'm looking for background on Lydia Allen, b. 3/15/1809. I have listed her father as Nathan Allen and mother Esther Paine the town stated at Lydia's birth is Brookfield but I'm not sure whether it's in NH or Mass. Could even be Illinois as Lydia's son Eli Allen Boutwell fought in the Civil War from Illinois. Lydia's husband was Samuel Pearson Boutwell, b. 2/2/1806 and d. 5/27/1862. Is anyone esle following this line?