Lucy was born in 1849 in Virginia. She became the Slayer in 1864 as a fifteen year old during the American Civil War. During her first year as slayer, she disappeared with her lover Erl King Herne the Hunter during the Wild Hunt for three weeks. She gave up part of her essence to her lover and they had a son named Roland. Afterward, she returned to her watcher. In Virginia, in 1866, she heard that widows of the Civil War were turning up missing. The disappearances stopped when she set up camp in a graveyard. In 1866, she was killed by the Wanderer of Water. After her death, Lucy's spirit remained on the "Ghost Roads" between life and death helping lost souls. Her ghost has been known to take human form to join Buffy Summers in battle, assisting her in confronting such spiritually-dangerous foes as the immortal vampire Veronique, who came back in a new body whenever her previous one was staked, the powerful demon Ky-Laag, and an Aztec bat-god, as well as helping a spiritually-displaced Willow and Buffy return to their bodies after near-death experiences.