I don't know about the census, and I'm not positive this is YOUR Jacob Minton, but there is a bio on p. 785 of the County History book for Wood County reading as follows:
William H. Minton, one of the pioneers of Wood county, now an honored resident of Plain Center, Plain township, was born March 7, 1828 in Morris county, N.J., where his ancestors had settled at an early period.
His grandfather, Nathan Minton, was a soldier in the war of 1812 and his great-grandfather, Isaac Johnston, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war.His father, Jacob Minton, was born February 26, 1796, and was in early life a wagon maker.He married Miss Philetta Willison, also a native of New Jersy, born September 27, 1798 and in 1834, the moved to Ohio, traveling part of the way by water.They stopped for a short time at Fort Miami and then after a few months at the old missionary station on the banks of the Maumee river, twenty miles above Toledo, they settled upon land in Plain township, Wood county, where they established their home in the clearing.They were both members of the Presbyterian Church of Morristown, N.J. (Rev. Albert Barnes, pastor) but after coming west they united with the Plain Congregational Church, of which they remained throughout life, faithful and active members.Before the war issues arose, Mr. Minton, Sr. was a Whig and then became a Republican and later joined the Prohibition Party.He died April 6, 1884, followed two years and a half later by his wife who breathed her last on the eve of her eighty-eighth birthday.They had eight children:Hannah M. (deceased) married Martin Warner; of Tontogany, now an elder in the Presbyterian Church; Robert B. died in Carlinville, Ill.; and was a professor in Blackburn University at the time of his death; Nathan W. lives in Washington county, Ky.; William H.; Sarah (deceased); Martha B. is the wife of Luke Carr of Bowling Green; Jacob was a soldier in the Civil war in Company H., 67th O.V.I. and was killed at Fort Wagner; Phileta died when four months old.
Our subject, who is the fourth child of this family, spent his boyhood upon his father's farm, and attended the neighboring schools.Later he studied for one year in the academy at Castalian Springs, Tenn.On October 23, 1850, he married Miss Sallie S. Woodbury who was born in Falmouth, Mass., December 15, 1832.Their seven children are all living.Benjamin H. is a photographer at Bellevue, Huron County; he married Miss Eliza Clark.Alice J. married Fred Smedley of Berea, Ohio, who is a graduate of Oberlin College and a photographer, and has four children -- Grace, Ruth, Clifford and Bessie.Lillie C. married Henry A. Ross of Caldwell, Kans. and has four sons -- Minton, Harry, Marshall and Elbert.Charlotte M. is the wife of Thaddeus W. Heermans, a machinist of Evanston, Ill.; they have two children -- Thomas and Miriam.Henry M. is a captain in the Salvation Army in the Hawaiian Islands.Jacob D. lives in Enid, O.T.; he married Miriam Lee of Kansas City and has one son -- Harvey L.Mable married Edwin Munn of Portage, Ohio and has one child -- Lelia F.
Mr. Minton served his country during the Civil war by enlisting in Company B, 144th O.V.I.Both he and his wife are members of the Plain Congregational Church, with which Mr. Minton united at the age of fourteen.He is a prominent Prohibitionist, and has been a delegate to several State conventions, and his integrity and devotion to his principles win the respect of even political opponents.