Porter Rockwell Photo

Porter Rockwell

Born: Jun 28, 1813

Death: Jun 9, 1878

Birthplace: Belchertown

Nationality: United States

Porter Rockwell

Date of Birth : Jun 28, 1813
Date of Death : Jun 9, 1878
Birth Place : Belchertown

Orrin Porter Rockwell 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. He was the bodyguard and personal friend of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement.

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