Because female's change their Surname (last name). As soon as females become Mrs. Soandso, it seems they drop off the face of the earth or in this case fall out of the Family Tree. Of course they haven't, but finding them can become a real challenge and often creates a 'Brick Wall' that can remain standing for generations.
So it was with the Miss Lucy's in my family tree until I found the first Miss Lucy. There she was, a young girl living in a wigwam on the Susquehannah River among the Mohawks. Her father, a frontier Baptist Missionary was intent on converting the heathens to Christianity back in Colonial America in the 1760's. You can read about my 4xGreat Grandmother Lucy's Mohawk experience in Making Tracks Out of Virginia.
After Lucy the First, the rest of the Lucy's fell right in line with Fifteen of her descendants named Lucy, and everyone of them became a Mrs. Lucy Soandso, and the search began all over again. I must say however, none of the descendant Lucy's have had as exciting a story to tell as Lucy The First. The descendant Lucy's are found in Tracks of My Georgia Ancestors and lived during the Colonial and Revolutionary War period through the Civil War and Reconstruction of the South.
Next on the list of Lucy stories to tell is Lucy Eunice Pittman who's Mrs. Soandso name turns out to be Jenkins. Mr. Soandso Jenkins, it seems, was pretty much of a Soandso and finds out that Pittman women named Lucy have an inherited sense of Mohawk Missionary Justice. Poor ol Mr. Soandso Jenkins, he was scalped, striped naked and declared dead....all the while living in a stupor right next door to Mrs. Lucy, the Great Grandaughter of Wigwam Lucy.
Just goes to show how Sweet Georgia Gals in Blue Bonnets
truly do have GRIT and are not known as
GRITS...Girls Raised In The South...for nothin'.