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Udney Hay Jacob

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Sheffield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: April 10, 1860 (78)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory, United States
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Jacob, Jr and Elizabeth Moe
Husband of Elizabeth Edwards Jacob; Elizabeth Jacob; Phylotte Pack and Lovisa L. Snyder
Father of Norton Jacob; Rev Prosper Hubbard Jacob; Elisha Pelham Jacob; Mary Jane Jacob; Eliza Ann Andrews and 3 others
Brother of Ursula McCleland; Orson Jacob; Thankful Jacob; Stephen Jacob; Eliza Jacob and 1 other

Managed by: Eldon Clark (C)
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About Udney Hay Jacob

Udney Hay Jacob was married to Elizabeth Hubbard on 18 Nov 1802 in Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts. He was a Methodist minister. They were the parents of seven children, including Norton Jacob, a pioneer in the first wagon train of Brigham Young to arrive in the Salt Lake Valley. Their other children were Jason Kellogg, Prosper Hubbard, Stephen, Elisha Pelham, Eliza Ann, and Mary Jane.

Introduced to Mormon Church by son Norton. At first, Udney resisted joining, but ended up writing controversial manifesto on polygamy ... supposedly at request of John Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement. In 1846, according to son Norton's autobiography, Udney became ordained as a Mormon High Priest. Had 5 wives over time. Practiced polygamy. First married to Elizabeth Hubbard prior to joining the Mormon Church. While still legally married to her, he married Lovisa Comstock Snyder as a Mormon shortly before they fled Nauvoo, Illinois. The marriage was likely marriage of convenience for Lovisa to have support and protection on the trek west to Salt Lake Valley. Also married Elizabeth Piggett, Phylotte Green and Elizabeth Edwards Cannon. First wife, Elizabeth, remained in Illinois with another son. Whereabouts of her burial are unknown, but believed to have been at family homestead in Nauvoo, Illinois.

See publication "Udney Jacob's 1842 Peace Maker". Note: There are errors in family details.

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Udney Hay Jacob's Timeline

April 24, 1781
Sheffield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
August 11, 1804
Age 23
Sheffield, Massachusetts
August 24, 1806
Age 25
Sheffield, Massachusetts
October 31, 1808
Age 27
Sheffield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
July 30, 1811
Age 30
Rensselaer, New York
May 8, 1813
Age 32
Scipio, New York
May 20, 1816
Age 35
Scipio, New York
December 2, 1822
Age 41
Hartford, Indiana
April 10, 1860
Age 78
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory, United States