After co-founding the town of Ravencrest with his colleague Mortimer Crowley, Jacob settled into a quieter life.

Before settling down, he and Mortimer were world travelers. Jacob was said to have seen and heard things that no man has ever seen. He was a learned scholar and Wizard---an art of magic now lost to modern times.

His spacious manor was donated to the college and most of his estate divided amongst the township.

Jacob disappeared without a trace several years after founding the town.

Jacob had three children, all girls. Only one of them stayed in Ravencrest. To distance herself from her father's famous name, she took on her mother's maiden name as an adult---Crawford.