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1. Moses Staples I was born on 29 Sep 1753 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine, USA. Came to Swan's Island in 1793. Also was at Philipstown, Maine. He was a Ship's Carpenter. He died on 19 Aug 1846 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. He was buried in Rose Hill cemetery, Atlantic. Came to Deer Isle with parents in 1764. Moved to Swan's Island in 1793 and was the second permanant settler. Lived on York Island near Isle au Haut in 1785. Built Boats at the location that became Henry D. Joyce's shop, and later was the Swan's Island Ferry landing.

Moses Staples I and Judith Eaton were married before 1793 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine, USA. Judith Eaton (daughter of Abel Eaton and Dorcas Coombs) was born on 29 Apr 1756 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine, USA. She died on 4 Jan 1843 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. She was buried in Rose Hill cemetery, Atlantic. Dr. Small suspects that after her mother died, she lived and grew up with her uncle Theophilus Eaton and his wife Abigail at Deer Isle. Moses Staples I and Judith Eaton had the following children:

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Elizabeth Staples.

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Moses Staples II.

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Dorcas Staples.

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Joshua Staples.

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Capt. Abel Eaton Staples.

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Capt. Samuel Staples I.

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Mark Staples I.

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Sarah Eaton Staples.

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Hannah Staples was born on 13 Mar 1794 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. She died about 1810 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA.

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Judith Staples.

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Alexander Staples.

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Washington Staples was born on 27 Nov 1800 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine, USA. He died in Cranberry Island, Maine, USA. Taken ill on a voyage & died at Cranberry Island as a young man. Unmarried.

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Amos Staples was born on 18 Jun 1807 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. He died in 1807 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA.