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Lucy, Lucy

I would love to know the story behind this headstone where the two Lucys are buried.
      The first Lucy Barrett died age 13 in 1854, and her sister Lucy died nine years later in 1863. Thinking about this, I decided one of two things happened... 1) the parents liked the name so much they named two of their girls Lucy, in which case the younger Lucy died aged 20 or below... or, 2) the parents wouldn’t name two living girls Lucy, so after the first Lucy died, they named a new daughter Lucy in her memory; if that’s true, the second Lucy died age eight or younger.
     Perhaps there was a third Lucy who went on to live a long, healthy life...