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Albert Perry Rockwood

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Holliston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: November 26, 1879 (74)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: City Cemetary, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT
Immediate Family:

Son of Luther Rockwood and Ruth Littlefield Rockwood
Husband of Susannah Rockwood; Angelina Rockwood; N.N Rockwood; Nancy Rockwood; Elvira Van Curen and 1 other
Father of Thomas Haven Rockwood; Nancy Rockwood; Moses Perry Rockwood; Private; Ellen Young and 14 others
Brother of Mariam Rockwood

Managed by: Randy Stebbing
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About Albert Perry Rockwood

Mormon Pioneer

"...Rockwood, Albert Perry –(Captain of the First Hundred; 3rd Ten) Born June 9, 1805, in Holliston, Middlesex CO., Mass., to Luther and Ruth Perry Rockwood. In 1837 Brigham Young and Willard Richards preached in Holliston and among their converts were Albert and his wife, Nancy Haven Rockwood. They relocated in Kirtland, Ohio, and later in Missouri. He became one of Joseph Smith's bodyguards and a general in the Nauvoo Legion. He was set apart as one of the First Presidents of the Seventy Dec. 2, 1845. In 1847, he was chosen as a captain of a hundred in the first pioneer company. Upon arriving at the Bear River in Wyoming, he contracted mountain fever and by July 14 "was much the sickest man in camp." He recovered a few days later. After arriving in the Salt Lake Valley, he returned with Brigham Young to Winter Quarters. He brought his family west in 1849. Two years later he was in the Territorial Legislature and continued to be re-elected every term until his death. In 1862, he was elected warden of the state penitentiary. He directed prison works to open a number of roads and was also director and organizer of the Deseret Agricultural and Manufacturing Society, watermaster of the Thirteenth Ward, road commissioner of District 11, and territory fish commissioner. He died Nov. 26, 1879, in Sugar House in Salt Lake City, Utah, at age 74..."


Wikipeida Biographical Summary

"...Albert Perry Rockwood (June 5, 1805 – November 25, 1879) (also referred to as A. P. Rockwood) was an early Mormon leader and member of the First Seven Presidents of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Rockwood was born in Holliston, Massachusetts and married Ruth Haven on April 4, 1827. Brigham Young and Willard Richards invited him to visit Kirtland, Ohio and investigate the church. Young baptized him in Kirtland on July 25, 1837. He was set apart as one of the Presidents of the Seventy on December 2, 1845.[1]

Rockwood was part of the first group of Mormon pioneers to arrive in the Salt Lake Valley in July 1847. In the party, a few were afflicted with Rocky Mountain spotted fever, including Brigham Young and Rockwood. In order to make them more comfortable, Wilford Woodruff had the two ride in his carriage for the last few days of the journey. Rockwood was in the wagon with Young when he made his famous proclamation about the Salt Lake Valley, "This is the right place".

Rockwood practiced plural marriage and fathered 22 children. He died in Sugar House, Utah Territory..."


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Albert Perry Rockwood's Timeline

June 9, 1805
Holliston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
January 12, 1817
Age 11
January 12, 1817
Age 11
March 23, 1829
Age 23
Holliston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
October 23, 1836
Age 31
Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan, United States
March 6, 1838
Age 32
Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan, United States
March 10, 1841
Age 35
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA
September 20, 1842
Age 37
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA