Indeed, you are among family. I plan to do the same thing as you.
So what I suggest to you I also suggest to myself. We're both taking deep breaths here....
Frank Ramey enters the world knowing what its like to be loved from his mother, an enslaved woman in 1840's Kentucky. This we can be certain for any woman will love their baby under any circumstance, once the child is here.
Young Frank's parents were not husband and wife. They were master and slave. His father may have already started a proper white family. This could compromise his involvement in his 'mullato' son's life. Would his wife allow this child of a slave to play with their children? Would Frank grow up in a benign environment or would he receive the daily cruelties that his mother was familiar with? We do know that Frank Ramey would grow up to toil the earth and be a farmer for the rest of his life.
There's my shot at it; now I exhale...LOL!
"Guided by the Ancestors"