Porter Rockwell
Porter Rockwell

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Name: Porter Rockwell
Occupation: Unclassified
Gender: Male
Birth Day: June 28, 1813
Death Date: Jun 9, 1878 (age 64)
Age: Aged 64
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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Porter Rockwell

Porter Rockwell was born on June 28, 1813 in United States (64 years old). Porter Rockwell is an Unclassified, zodiac sign: Cancer. Find out Porter Rockwellnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He was the oldest living member of LDS at the time of his death of natural cause.

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As per our current Database, Porter Rockwell died on Jun 9, 1878 (age 64).

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Before Fame

When he was sixteen, he was baptized by LDS.

Biography Timeline


In 1830, at 16-years old, Rockwell was baptized into the Church of Christ (original name of the church founded by Smith) in Fayette, New York. Historically, the date of Rockwell's baptism is April 6, the day the church was organized, but original documents suggest a probable date of June 9. Rockwell was the youngest member of the first group to be baptized into the church.


On February 2, 1832, Rockwell married Luana Beebe in Jackson County, Missouri, and was endowed in the Nauvoo Temple on January 5, 1846.


Rockwell was accused of attempting the assassination of Lilburn Boggs, who was the governor of Missouri who signed the Executive Order 44 on October 27, 1838 known as the "Extermination Order" evicting Mormons from Missouri by violent and deadly means. The order was the governor's response to the 1838 Mormon War and to what Boggs termed "open and avowed defiance of the laws, and of making war upon the people of this State . ... the Mormons must be treated as enemies, and must be exterminated or driven from the State if necessary for the public peace—their outrages are beyond all description." The Executive Order was in effect until 1976.


Following Smith's death, Rockwell followed Brigham Young and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) to Utah. In 1849, Rockwell was appointed as deputy marshal of Great Salt Lake City, and remained a peace officer until his death. He was well-known for his endurance, loyalty, and relentlessness.


Rockwell's fame as a "mountain man" attracted the explorer, Richard Francis Burton. In 1860, on his trip across America to the west coast, Burton stopped to explore the Salt Lake City area. He stayed with Lysander Dayton in a village near the city, and Dayton invited Rockwell to dinner. Rockwell sent for a bottle of Valley Tan Whiskey, and he and Burton drank shot-for-shot into the night, with Rockwell outlining steps Burton should take for safety during his passage to Sacramento. Rockwell advised Burton to carry a loaded double-barreled shotgun, sleep in a "dark camp" (unlit, miles from where supper was cooked), to never trust appearances, and to avoid the main trail, where "White Indians" (so-called because they were white robbers disguised as Indians to avert blame) preyed on travelers.


Rockwell killed many men as a gunfighter, a religious enforcer, and Deputy United States Marshal. According to legend, Rockwell told a crowd listening to United States Vice-President Schuyler Colfax in 1869, "I never killed anyone who didn't need killing", a quote used by actor John Wayne in a movie decades later.


Rockwell died in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, of natural causes on June 9, 1878. He was buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. At the time of his death, Rockwell had been a member of the LDS Church longer than anyone living. His epitaph reads:


In 2010, a documentary called Stories from the Life of Porter Rockwell was created by Issimo Productions, which includes historical re-creations of events from the life of Rockwell, as well as interviews with scholars and historians, including John W. Rockwell, great-great-grandson of Rockwell.

Family Life

Porter's parents were Joseph Smith's neighbors Orin and Sarah Rockwell.

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