My name is Tom McLane.My great great grandfather, William McLane, married Elizabeth Jane Bates, who might just be the sister to your Lucinda.As I understand it, this Bates family came from Tennessee to Athens, Alabama. Elizabeth Jane's parents were Fleming Bates and Mary (Polly) Bates.I have her siblings listed as Nancy Bates (married George Petty), Matilda Bates (married Bill Paulding), Catherine Bates (married Washington Crawford), Lucinda Bates, James K. Bates, Martin Bates, and 2 un-named sisters.
To the best of my knowledge, the information which I have (and cannot find right now--of course) mentions Lucinda as being "a cripple".However, that is the extent of what I have.It isn't much, but it does seem to match to some extent.And I don't know if she ever married.
I have no birth or death dates for my Lucinda, but maybe this information will either give you what you need, or at the worst, eliminate one incorrect choice.Personally, I hope this opens doors for both of us, because, to tell you the truth, I haven't been able to find any conclusive facts about Lucinda's grandparents.
Again, I really hope this opens doors for both of us. Hope to hear from you soon. Tom