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About Norton Jacob
"...Jacob, Norton – (Captain of the 12th Ten) Born Aug. 11, 1804, in Sheffield, Bershire Co., Mass., to Udney Hay and Elizabeth Hubbard Jacob. He married Emily Heaton in 1830. In 1840, he read a pamphlet that introduced him to the Church, and he was baptized that year. His family bitterly opposed his conversion, but his father later joined the Church. He performed missionary work and after the death of Joseph and Hyrum Smith returned to Nauvoo and worked on the temple. He joined the exodus and helped make wagons. He left his wife and six small children in a cabin near Winter Quarters. A daughter was born after his departure. He kept a journal of the journey in which he noted such occurrences as choosing a camp cook, river crossings, wagons tipping over, catching mountain fever and staying with the rear company to help an ailing Brigham Young to the valley and went with them to the Salt Lake Valley. He returned to the valley with his family the following year in the Heber C. Kimball Company. During the trip, his son Oliver became ill and died of black scurvy, black canker and a liver disease. He was buried along the trail. After settling in the valley, Jacob worked on the temple and various other projects, including a mill on Mill Creek and a bridge over the Weber River. He moved to Heber City, Wasatch Co., Utah, and was elected justice of the peace in 1862. He died in Glendale, Kane Co., Utah, Jan. 30, 1879, at age 74..."