The following data is extracted from Biographies of Croydon, Sullivan County, New Hampshire.
PAUL JACOBS, son of Whitman Jacobs, was born in 1783. He married Prudence, daughter of Jonah Stow. He was a man of great energy of character, and was eminently practical in his views. He was one of the largest and best farmers in town, often kept a dairy of thirty cows, and other stock in proportion. He brought to town several choice breeds of cattle and sheep. He was the main instrument in getting the river-road through from . the Flat to the East Village-a deed that entitles his memory to the respect of all after-generations of his townsmen. He built a factory at the Flat for the manufacture of potato starch. The same year in which he died-not living to quite complete the work-he built the church at the Flat, at his own expense, at a cost of some two thousand dollars, and gave it to the Universalist Society-thus attesting both his religious faith and his generosity. He was Selectman in 1832, and Representative in 1831 and 1835. He died September 16, 1854, aged 71 years.
Source: Biographies of Croydon, Sullivan County, New Hampshire