First Generation

1. Moses Staples I was born on 29 September 1753 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine, USA. He was a Ship's Carpenter. He died on 19 August 1846 at the age of 92 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. Moses 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. Also was at Philipstown, Maine.