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  • George C Eaton (1827 - d.)
  • James McMillen (1785 - 1855)
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  • Robert Lee, of Plymouth (c.1600 - 1663)
    Not the same as Robert Lee See: Notes To add confusion, Samuel Sturtevant’s wife, in various records, has been listed as Ann, Anna, and Hannah. Her identity and vital dates, except her 2nd marr...
  • Thomas Cavana (1854 - d.)
  • Thonas Cavana (1817 - d.)

Shoemakers

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What is a shoemaker?

From Wikipedia

Shoemaking is the process of making footwear. Originally, shoes were made one at a time by hand. Traditional handicraft shoemaking has now been largely superseded in volume of shoes produced by industrial mass production of footwear, but not necessarily in quality, attention to detail, or craftsmanship.

Shoemakers may produce a range of footwear items, including shoes, boots, sandals, clogs and moccasins. Such items are generally made of leather, wood, rubber, plastic, jute or other plant material, and often consist of multiple parts for better durability of the sole, stitched to a leather upper.

Trades that engage in shoemaking have included the cordwainer's and cobbler's trades. Today shoes are often made on a factory basis rather than a craft basis.

The patron saint of shoemakers is Saint Crispin.

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