Shute & Merchant
once located at the Head of the Harbor in Gloucester Massachusetts

Shute & Merchant

the Shutes and Merchants of Cape Ann

Samuel Merchant

Samuel Merchant, like most of his brothers began working as mariner at a young age. He eventually rose to become the master of several vessels. While he was a fisherman all his life, he also joined his father in the business of fitting out vessels and marketing fish.

On June 8, 1834 he married Sally Davis, the daughter of Samuel and Sally (Day) Davis.

He and Sally had eight children:

Samuel, Jr. 1834 - 1877
Sarah Abigail 1836 - 1927
Epes 1837 - 1840
William Thomas 1840 - 1896
Epes 1842 - 1869
Ada B. 1845 - 1853
Lewis Holmes 1849 - 1891
Effie 1853/4 - 1854

Samuel and Sally Merchant

After the death of his father, he and two of his brothers continued the business, and eventually his son William T. and son-in-law James L. Shute joined him in this same sort of business operation. At the time of his father's death, Samuel inherited the Land at the Head of the Harbor which eventually became the location for Shute & Merchant.

(more about his life and family)

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