Pawlet (VT) One Hundred Years
J. Munsell, Albany
JONES, EPHIIAIM, from Plainfield, Conn., 1790; settled on our present homestead.
He was popularly known as deacon Jones. He retained a strong attachment for his native state, to which for many years, he made an annual pilgrimage.
Though outwardly rough and rather forbidding, he was a man of great hospitality and friendliness.
He m. Rachel, da. of Capt. John Stark, one of a “nest of twelve sisters, with a brother in it.”
They raised a family of eleven children: Joel, Harry, Asa S., Ahira, Ephraim, John, Harrison, Jared, Rosanna, Mariette and Rachel.
These children are mostly living, but none of them in town. Rosanna m. David Kelly, Illinois; Rachel m. Isaac T. Parris, of Fairfax; Ephraim m. Sophia Page, and was almost instantly killed by the failing timbers of a barn, in which he had taken refuge during a tornado, in 1858.
Joel and Asa S. carried on the woolen manufacture several years, in the mill now owned by Enoch Colvin.
Dr. Frank H. Jones was a son of Ephraim, Jr., and died in Dorset, in 1865. Deacon Jones died in 1839, aged 69; his widow survived him but a few years.
JONES, JOSEPH, from Greenwich, Mass., 1781; settled on the present farm of John A. Orr.
He died in 1816, aged 84; his wife in 1810, aged 80.
JONES, SILAS, son of Joseph, settled on the present homestead of his grandson, Merritt C.
He raised a family of five children: Joseph, Eli, Fanny, Silas and Hiram. Joseph m.
Deborah Viets; Eli, Chloe Goodspeed; Fanny, Walliston Hawley, who died in 1863, aged 76; Silas, Sarah Weeks, and Hiram, Catharine
Baldrige. These children are all dead.