Who reallywas Mary Lucinda Alcorn?

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Mary Lucinda Alcorn was born before the Alcorns married. She was 8 in the 1830 census and was listed as slave. She also was  not included in Alcorns will. Family members state that she was a Trail of Tears runaway and old family members saw her in indian attire.  Any ideas?
WikiTree profile: Isham Ferris Alcorn
in Genealogy Help by Penny x G2G Rookie (190 points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
I would check the facts of the story.  Isham Alcorn (and then his family) lived in Arkansas by at least 1823. The Trail of Tears took place in 1838-39, nowhere near where they lived.  The 1830 census shows the family living in Arkansas with a young daughter and a young enslaved person.  Neither one is named. There is no way any of these people could be connected to the Trail of Tears.    As to Lucinda‚Äôs birthdate, the marriage record is a transcript so may be incorrect or she may have lied about the date in order to marry.  The1850 and 1880 censuses suggest she was born in1823.  She has no gravestone on F-A-G.
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Eddie, thanks for looking this up. It's not actually a will. It's an affidavit that indicates that Isham died intestate leaving seven sons and two daughters. The daughters listed include Harriet L. and Phidora P. I don't see a Lucinda.
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I extracted the text; they're all Alcorns-- sons and daughters. See text on Isham's profile where I've transcribed what's in the affidavit.

Frank found Mary Lucinda's marriage to Samuel Rice, and she is definitely named Alcorn. AND she names her first daughter Permilia. Perhaps she was raised by Isham and Parmelia, but that she's excluded from the list of children in the affidavit AND born prior to Isham and Parmelia's own wedding suggests she was not, at least, Parmelia's daughter and it doesn't look like she was Isham's either.
okay

I will edit my comment away so it doesn't confuse others
my apologies for troubling you

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Lucinda Alcorn mentioned in the record of Samuel Thompson Rice

Marriage 19 Mar 1840 at Randolph, Arkansas. Samuel Rice is 27 born 19 May 1812 and Lucinda Alcorn is 17 born 22 Sep 1822

Record Collection: Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944

familysearch.org/ark:61903/1:1:F73Q-JJ3
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)

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