This is the third family on which I am an expert. It is also the family that gave me the most trouble and the one I like least. Here's a big lie I was told by a genealogist: If you can't find you ancestor in a given family, reassemble the whole family to see where your ancestor fits in. In both cases of the Yeatons and the Wallises, I did reassemble the whole family for five generations and yet, could not find the proof for my particular ancestor. And so it goes.
1. Richard Yeaton was born say 1658 and died April 1732 at the Isle of Shoals, New Hampshire. He married about 1682, Hannah (---) who was living in 1696. Richard and Hannah had at least five sons: John, Philip, Joseph, Benjamin, and Samuel.
2. John Yeaton was born about 1683 at the Isle of Shoals and died December 1756 at Newcastle, New Hampshire. He married about 1707, Elizabeth Randall, born say 1686 at Newcastle and died there after 11 December 1 765. John and Elizabeth had nine children: Richard, John, Elizabeth, Samuel, Mary, Hannah, Philip, Joseph, and Benjamin.
3. Samuel Yeaton was born about 1714 at Newcastle and died after 1763. He married before 1752, Patience (---) who was living in 1760. Of Rochester, New Hampshire in 1760 when he sells land to Israel Ham (New Hampshire Provincial Deeds 94:154-5). On a petition dated 8 February 1762 from Rochester (New Hampshire State Papers 13:336). The only Yeaton with any ties to Rochester, New Hampshire. He had at least four children: Mary (Molly), James, Samuel, and Sarah.
4. Sarah Yeaton born about 1760 at Rochester, New Hampshire, dies there after 30 April 1823. She married at Rochester, Jonathan Heard, born about 1758 at Rochester and died there after 30 April 1823., son of Reuben and Jane (Walton) Heard. Sarah and Jonathan had at least three children: Relief, Frederick, and Jane. There is one more girl unaccounted for in the 1790 census.
Genealogical Dictionary of ME and NH by Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, and Walter Goodwin Davis (Portland, 1939, reprinted Baltimore, 1988).
A Chronological Framework for the Yeaton Family of Newcastle, NH, by Martin E. Hollick, New Hampshire Genealogical Record, Vol. 21 (2004):27-40, 65-76, 113-21, 170-81. Corrections/Additions at NHSOG 22 (2005): 67.
Who Were the Parents of Hopley Yeaton, by Martin E. Hollick, New Hampshire Genealogical Record, Vol. 20 (2003):49-56.