John Wesley Norton

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John Wesley Norton

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Wayne Township, Allen County, Indiana, United States
Death: October 20, 1901 (80)
Panguitch, Garfield County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Panguitch, Garfield County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of David Norton, Jr. and Elizabeth Benefield Norton
Husband of Polly Benefield; Rebecca Ann Norton and Martha Minerva Reynolds
Father of Elizabeth Ann Norton; John David Norton; Rebecca Ann Norton; Nancy Ann Norton; Albert Wesley Norton, Sr and 6 others
Brother of James Wiley Norton; Melissia Isabell Allred; Henry Elliot Norton; Hyrum Fletcher Norton and Isabella Norton

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About John Wesley Norton

Mormon Pioneer

"...Norton, John Wesley – (12th Ten) Born Nov. 6, 1820, near Lisbon, Wayne Co., Indiana, to David and Elizabeth Heaton Norton. Baptized March 6, 1838, and resided in Kirtland, Ohio, from 1841-43, where he was clerk of the elders quorum in the fall of 1841. He was ordained a seventy in Nauvoo, in 1845 and was endowed in the Nauvoo Temple in 1846. While in Winter Quarters, he married Rebecca Hammer, whose father, Austin, had been killed at Haun's Mill in 1838. He served as a foot hunter with the original group of pioneers, and while traveling near Sulphur Creek, Wyo., discovered an oil fountain. Pioneers used the oil to lubricate their wagons. After arriving in the valley, Norton returned to Winter Quarters. He worked in Missouri during the winter to earn money to bring his family to the Salt Lake Valley. They arrived in September 1848 and he worked for public works for two years. In 1854 he traveled to Australia on a mission, where he labored for three years. Upon his return, he assisted in establishing settlements in southern Utah, and for a time, resided in Panaca, Nev. He died four years later in Panguitch, Garfield Co., Utah, on Oct. 20, 1901, at age 80..."


  • Residence: Panguitch, Garfield, Utah Territory, United States - 19 March 1871
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John Wesley Norton's Timeline

November 6, 1820
Wayne Township, Allen County, Indiana, United States
March 16, 1831
Age 10
February 3, 1846
Age 25
May 8, 1847
Age 26
Iowa, United States
January 30, 1850
Age 29
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
June 1, 1851
Age 30
July 14, 1852
Age 31
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
June 22, 1855
Age 34
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States