Do you know anything about James Sly Bethel's brother Edward? He married a woman named Ruth Jenkins. Im trying to prove that Ruth and Lucinda were sisters.
The Jenkins family had 7 children: Ann b. 1825 Evan b. 1828 Elizabeth b. Emily b. Lucinda and 2 unknown a boy and a girl. They were both gone by the 1850 census. I suspect that Ruth Jenkins Bethel is the missing girl. She would have been the right age born between 1820-1825.