Orrin Dewitt Porter Rockwell (1813 - 1878) MP

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Nicknames: "The Destroying Angel of Mormondom", "Old Port"
Birthplace: Belchertown, Hampshire, MA, USA
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
Occupation: Deputy U.S. Marshall
Managed by: Darren Griffith
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About Orrin Dewitt Porter Rockwell

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Orrin Porter Rockwell (June 28, 1813, or June 25, 1815 – June 9, 1878) was a figure of the Wild West period of American History and a law man in the Utah Territory. Nicknamed Old Port and labeled "the Destroying Angel of Mormondom", during his lifetime he was as famous and controversial as Wyatt Earp or Pat Garrett...."

"...Orrin Porter Rockwell was born on June 28, 1813 in Belchertown, Hampshire County, Massachusetts to Orin and Sarah Rockwell. He was baptized into the LDS church on April 6, 1830 at Fayette, New York. He married Luana Beebe on February 2, 1832 in Jackson County, Missouri..."

"...Rockwell was accused of attempting the assassination of Lilburn Boggs, the former governor of Missouri, who signed Executive Order 44 on October 27, 1838 known as the "Extermination Order" evicting Mormons from Missouri...."

"...A grand jury was unable to find sufficient evidence to indict him..."

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orrin_Porter_Rockwell


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Porter Rockwell's Timeline

June 28, 1813
Belchertown, Hampshire, MA, USA
February 16, 1832
Age 18
Independence, MO, USA
May 3, 1854
Age 40
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
June 9, 1878
Age 64
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
Salt Lake City, UT, USA