Re: Isles of Shoals Caswells
Hi Sarah Caswell,
My father's nameBenedict Yeaton , is an ancestor of a Richard Yeaton,a fisherman and boat builder, I read that he sailed to Isle of Shoals,a record is found that he lived on the Isle of Shoals prior to 1683.He lived in Gosport, on Star Island. He married a Hannah Davis and had 7 children. My mom always said that my brother Richard is the 3rd son to be named Richard for 6 generations.
When I read that you had Caswell relatives on the Isle of Shoals it caught my attention. It seems the Yeatons left the island and livedin towns like Newcastle, Somersworth NH. Then to Berwick ME.
One of Richard's sons had a son Hopley Yeaton, lived in Portsmouth NH. and George Washington made him head of what is now the Coast Guard. They moved his body from Maine a few years ago and placed it at the Coast Guard.
My 3 brothers still live in Maine. My sister from CO. left for ME via FL. this morn. My family will leave St. Louis MO in July via of NY City. We will stop at the Coast guard and maybe Isle of Shoals. My other sister from IA. will also go to ME in July. We sisters had this trip planned for the 20th of Sept. last fall. Due to 9/11 we postponed it until now. My grandfather BF Yeaton married my grandmother Ellen Mari Caswell. I need to do more work on her ancestors. Seems that some Yeatons came inland to Belgrade ME. We are staying in Waterville ME where my Mom was born. Hopewe get on the Island as I never knew this as a kid. Lucile Yeaton