Is anyone able to find any death record or info for Deborah Barnes Lucas, born April 3, 1785 in Plymouth?

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Her parents were Capt. Corbin Barnes and Mary Phinney, both of Plymouth. I know she died before 1832, as her husband Alden Lucas remarried in that year. But I cannot find any information about her death. I have emailed the clerk of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and they do not have her death record. Her husband, Alden Lucas, and her daughter, Elizabeth Lucas Gifford, are buried in New Bedford (I believe because Elizabeth moved to New Bedford as that was where her husband, John A. Gifford, was from). But Deborah Barnes doesn't seem to be buried there either (which actually makes sense, as Alden remarried and lived for many more years). Both Deborah and Alden are Mayflower descendants -- Deborah is a Warren descendant and Alden is a Chilton descendant among others.
WikiTree profile: Deborah Barnes
asked in Genealogy Help by K Murley G2G Crew (720 points)

Another child who died young

Name: Deborah Lucas
Gender: Female
Death Date: 24 Jul 1810
Burial Place: Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Cemetery: Burial Hill
Comments: 973. In memory of Deborah Lucas Daughter of Mr Alden Lucas and Mrs Deborah his wife Died July 24th 1810 aged 1 year & 8 days. The infants soul has begat her clay We hope to heaven has wing'd away.

Thank you! I knew about the baby dying young but I’ve never seen the inscription...how did you find that?
That was me who just replied...I didn’t realize I wasn’t logged in.
I found it on Ancestry.com. only what I posted is what I found. I will try finding out more for you tomorrow. I did find a birth record and death record for 2 of the other kids. I will post links tomorrow for you.
Thank you so much!
Name: Deborah Barnes
Event Type: Birth
Birth Date: 3 Apr 1785
Birth Place: Plymouth, Massachusetts
Father Name: Corben Barnes
Mother Name: Mary

https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/13883010?h=de4a8b&utm_campaign=bandido-webparts&utm_source=post-share-modal&utm_medium=copy-url

Her son Corbin's death record

Name: Deborah B Lucas
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Plymouth
Spouse: Alden Lucas
Child: Corban B Lucas

https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/13883017?h=ebd96a&utm_campaign=bandido-webparts&utm_source=post-share-modal&utm_medium=copy-url

Alden's second marriage record

Name: Deborah Thomas
Event Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 8 Jan 1832
Marriage Place: Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Alden Lucas

https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/13883024?h=cda81d&utm_campaign=bandido-webparts&utm_source=post-share-modal&utm_medium=copy-url

Alden's intention to marry Deborah Thomas

Name: Mr Alden Lucas
Event Type: Marriage Intention (Marriage)
Marriage Date: 27 Nov 1831
Marriage Place: Middleborough, Massachusetts
Spouse Name: Deborah Thomas

https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/13883398?h=2c8fd3&utm_campaign=bandido-webparts&utm_source=post-share-modal&utm_medium=copy-url

Deborah Barnes Lucas would have guessing died between 1827 -1830

4 Answers

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I haven't found the death record yet. But did found a marriage record.

Name: Deborah Barnes
Event Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 21 Nov 1804
Marriage Place: Plymouth, Massachusetts
Spouse Name: Allden Lucus

https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/13876391?h=feef2f&utm_campaign=bandido-webparts&utm_source=post-share-modal&utm_medium=copy-url

answered by Kimberly Carroll G2G6 Mach 1 (16.1k points)
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I can not find any death record for Deborah,but here is a link to her profile at FS              https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KHN9-B3F?1=1&spouse=2D6L-CK3               her husband           https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/2D6L-CK3?1=1&spouse=KHN9-B3F
answered by James Collins G2G6 Mach 2 (24.2k points)
I see we have a JERK watching this thread.Two down votes? You should be ashamed of your self!
Thank you so much for looking!
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Are you certain about that birth date -- or could it be the date of a baptism at, say, age about 8?  Because here's an item from NEHGS (subscription required) -- she's not named, and she's shown as age 53 (not 45), but this would seem the probable record:

Plymouth, MA: First Church Records, 1620-1859 from the Plymouth Church Records 1620-1859. CD-ROM. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society; Colonial Society of Massachusetts, c2003. (Online database. NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.)

[https://www.americanancestors.org/DB212/r/132499420]

In case you can't access it, here's the summary:

Name     Wife of Alden LUCAS
Death     1830
Location     Massachusetts, United States
Original Text    
Record Type     Death
Page     751

The actual entry reads, "June 11  Alden Lucas' wife aged 53".

The description of the source reads,
"The contents of this database were originally published by NEHGS and the Colonial Society of Massachusetts in CD-ROM format in 2003.

"From the introduction to the CD-ROM:
'Originally published in 1920 as volumes twenty-two and twenty three in the Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts series, Plymouth Church Records 1620-1859 is one of the most informative sources about the members of the First Church of Plymouth from the arrival of the Mayflower to the brink of the Civil War.' "
 
answered by Christopher Childs G2G6 (6.2k points)
This is all so interesting...you are a true detective. Thank you! I will respond to your email as well.
Alden married secondly, Deborah Thomas.  I have updated his profile.  jan
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I saw your question, yesterday, and added to your profiles for Deborah and Alden, today ... before I saw additional answers.  Someone else found that Deborah (Barnes) Lucas died in 1830, answering your original question.  I found the marriage records for Alden's second wife, also named Deborah and added the information that I found to the profiles.
answered by Janne Gorman G2G6 Mach 2 (21.8k points)

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