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LUCKIE, SAMUEL H. (1807–1852). Samuel H. Luckie, soldier and legislator, was born in Georgia in 1807 and moved to Texas before October 1, 1837. He was unmarried at the time. In 1841 he was elected to represent Bexar County in the House of Representatives of the Sixth Congress of the Republic of Texas. He was a minuteman in 1841 with Capt. John Coffee Hays's ranger company and served under Hays at the battle of the Salado. During Adrián Woll's retreat from San Antonio Luckie was shot through the body in a skirmish with the Mexican rear guard at the crossing of the Medina River on September 22, 1842. Luckie was riding beside Hays when he was struck. He was first assisted by Z. N. Morrell, then carried from the front in a litter and back to San Antonio in a cart. Though he was not expected to live, he recovered to fight again. In 1845 he was elected to the state Senate from Bexar County. A Samuel Luckey served as a private in Capt. Robert A. Gillespie's Company I of Colonel Hays's First Regiment, Texas Mounted Rifles, in September 1846. On March 1, 1847, he received an unconditional land certificate to his Bexar County holdings. The census report of 1850 showed him as a holder of 20,000 acres in Bexar County. Luckie died in San Antonio on October 30, 1852.


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Thomas W. Cutrer

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