- Birth Date
- 6 November 1820
- Death Date
- 20 October 1901
John Wesley Norton
John Wesley Norton was part of the 12th Company of Ten led by Norton Jacobs. John was a hunter for the "Pioneer" company of 1847 but soon returned to Council Bluffs for his family. He then accompanied them across the plains in 1848.
On 18 April 1897 John, who then lived in Panguitch, Garfield County, Utah, wrote a brief letter to the commissioners in Salt Lake City who were planing a celebration to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the first pioneer company's arrival in the Salt Lake Valley. He wrote: "I was one of the 144 men that helped blaze the route from civilization across the plains in 1847 to the Salt Lake Valley. I arrived in the Valley July 24, 1847." (See Our Pioneer Heritage, Kate B. Carter, comp., volume 2, page 617.)
- Age at Departure: 26
- Age at Departure: 27
- Head of Household
- 1850 Utah Census, Salt Lake County.
- Charles A. Harper diary, 1847 April-August.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- Heber C. Kimball journal in Heber C. Kimball papers, 1837-1866.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 11 August 1847, 3.
- Lewis Barney autobiography and diary, 1878-1883.
- Norton Jacob reminiscence and journal, 1844 May-1852 January, 47-85.
- "The Utah Pioneers," Deseret Weekly, 25 August 1894, 294.
- Thomas Bullock journals, 1843-1849, Journal, 1847 April-June.
- William Clayton diaries, 1846-1853, Folder contents: (2) Volume 2, 1847.