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Samuel LUCK
(1783-After 1825)

 

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Marie COUSINEAU

Samuel LUCK

  • Born: 1783-1784
  • Marriage: Marie COUSINEAU on 16 Jan 1804 in St Gabriel Presbyterian, Montreal, Quebec
  • Died: After 1825
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A number of Samuel's sons and sons in law went to northern New York around 1829 - 1830. Philip Cochran (pacochran29@hotmail.com), who provided most informatoin on Luck family and on Abraham Sr's marriage in Montreal, wrote that in the 1820's and 1830's was the beginning of the industrial revoultoin, and the Montreal leather inustry was one of the industries affected. He citdes an artcile by Joanne Burgess, historian ath teh University of Montreal, and an article by someone named Hamilton. Trade went from crattsmen to larger shops that were run by craftsmen who employed cheaper labor. So even though Montreal was growing the need for craftsmen or master shoemakers was shrinking because the work was going to the larger shops which were able to make the shoes cheaper. History of Lynn, Massachusetts, in industrial revolution, that I have, focuses on shoe industry there, and says that shops that sold the shoes took control of hte shoe market and were able to control what shoemakers could get for the shoes. So most of these shoemakers like Samuel Luck and Abraham Tessier were forced to move somewhere wheret their skills could be used, and where there was more land that they could farm and supplement their income as shoemakers. My book on hte history of shoemaking in Lynn says that in the 1830's a cottage industry developed in New England wehre farmers would make shoes in their spare time.

Both Samuel and Maire gave their ages as 20 on their marriage record. On his apprenticeship contract on 31 Jul 1797 Samuel was described as 13.

Listed as a master shoemaker in his marriage records and the baptismal recdords of his children. In Parchemin there is a contract for his apprenticeship dated 31 Jul 1797 when he was apprenticed to Alexander Campbell, shoemaker and cordwainer of Montreal. From doctoral thesis of Joanne Burgess on shoemaking in Montreal, Samuel Luck became a master shoemaker in 1806. In 1807 he took two apprentices, James Valentine and Goerge Nuckle. From 1819 Montreal directory of businesses he had a house at Dorchester St. in Saint Lawrence suburb. On 11 Sep 1807 Samuel bought a piece of property at the foot of St. Louis Hill in the faubourg of St. Antoine. From a book "invewntaire des marches de construction des archives Nationals du Quebec, a Montreal 1800 - 1830 Vol 1, Andre Giroux, Samuel Luck a master shoemaker made contracts with a master mason on 30 Sep 1807 for a house in Fauborg Saint Antoine. also a contratc on 12 Oct 1807 with a master carpenter for the same work.

Obituary of Samuel Luck II states that his father fought for the British army in the War of 1812 and was present at the Battle of Plattsburg in 1814.

No record of his death. He was a witness at his daughter Rosilla's wedding in 1825.

Appendix to Dr. Burgess's thesis lists his career span ending in 1825 with a question mark. He must have disappeared from the recods at this time. He appears to have left Montreal. All his childfren went to upstate New York or Vermont with his youngest, Louis in Vermont, but no sign of elder Samuel. If he died before 1850 he would not be named in census anywhere. In 1875 he is not listed in government file of pensions for veterans of 1812.


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Samuel married Marie COUSINEAU, daughter of Joseph Amable COUSINEAU and Marie Louise GROULX, on 16 Jan 1804 in St Gabriel Presbyterian, Montreal, Quebec. (Marie COUSINEAU was born in 1784-1786, christened on 4 Mar 1785 in St Laurent, Montreal, Quebec and died on 30 Dec 1823 in Montreal, Quebec.)



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