Joel S. Yeaton, farmer, Section 1, P. O. Lyons, is a native of Somerset County, Me. In 1864, came to Houston County, Minn.; followed farming there five years; came to Decatur, Neb., in the fall of 1869; removed to his present farm in 1870; owns 750 acres of land, and has one of the best improved farms in this county. His house was built in 1872, which cost about $3,000. He was one of the building committee in building the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he is a member. He has also contributed largely to the support and building of the Presbyterian Church. Joel S. Yeaton was born in Belgrade, Me., June 23, 1824. His wife, Susan T. Yeaton, was born in Somerset County, same State, May 7, 1831. They have six children–Florence May, born April 4, 1851; Zelotes D., May 25, 1853; Elias M., February 10, 1855; Melvin T., January 10, 1856; Edgar A., February 14, 1866; Edna T., July 28, 1868. The first four of the children were born in Somerset County. Me, the two others in Houston County. Minn.