On March 4, 1791 joined the union of these United States. First as "New Connecticut", then as Vermont, it was often a disputed area of land between New Hampshire and New York.
The first JONES I have been able to identify is John Jones 1773. In Manchester, VT on 23 December 1773, there is a marriage record between John Jones and Sarah Patterson. There children are recorded as all being born in Manchester, VT between 1774 and 1783.
Now the first English speaking folks arrived around 1724. Therefore, it is possible that others with the Jones surname appears in what to become Vermont before 1773. Does anyone have a Jones family from Vermont before 1773? Please post and let's network.