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The Base Reads "Porter Rockwell Body Guard to the Prophets". This is something that rarely happens. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Members of the Council of Fifty. June 9, 1878 (aged 64). Deputy US Marshal Known as "The Destroying Angel of Mormondom". Orrin Porter Rockwell (June 28, 1813 or June 25, 1815 June 9, 1878) was a figure of the Wild West. 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. He was a bodyguard and personal friend of Joseph Smith.The founder of the Latter Day Saint movement. Marker on the Mormon Walking Tour in Independence commemorating the house where Rockwell is accused of shooting Missouri Governor Lilburn Boggs. Boggs, who was from Independence, moved to the house on the original City of Zion. Plot after he left office and the Mormons had been evicted from Missouri.
The steeple of the Independence Temple. Is visible in the trees at the top of the hill. Rockwell was born on June 28, 1813 in Belchertown.
To Orin and Sarah Rockwell, neighbors to the Smith family. Rockwell was eight years younger than Joseph Smith.When Smith was publishing the Book of Mormon. Rockwell would work by picking berries at night and hauling wood into town in order to help pay for the publishing. (original name of the church founded by Smith) in Fayette, western New York, on April 6, 1830, the day the church was organized; it is most likely that Rockwell was the youngest member of the first group to be baptized into the church. He married Luana Beebe on February 2, 1832 in Jackson County, Missouri.
And was endowed in the Nauvoo Temple. He served as a loyal personal bodyguard. To both Smith and later Brigham Young.Concerning Rockwell is difficult for historians, in large part because Rockwell was only semi-literate and kept no personal diary. Rockwell had the distinction of being the subject of a direct prophecy by Smith. After spending eight months in jail on charges of attempting to assassinate former Missouri Governor Lilburn Boggs. Where he appeared unannounced at a Christmas party at Smith's home. When his identity was confirmed, Smith was moved to say, I prophesy, in the name of the Lord, that you Orrin Porter Rockwell so long as ye shall remain loyal and true to thy faith, need fear no enemy. Cut not thy hair and no bullet or blade can harm thee. The promise echoes that given by an angel to the parents of the Biblical Samson. He did at one time cut his hair. Upon hearing of a widow. Who was balding from typhoid fever. He gave up his famous long hair to make the woman a wig. The recipient of the hair was Agnes Coolbrith Smith Pickett, widow of Smith's brother, Don Carlos. And mother of Ina Coolbrith.
Who grew up to be Poet Laureate of California. He was also reputed to have killed many men as a gunfighter, as a religious enforcer, and Deputy United States Marshal.
It is said that Rockwell once told a crowd listening to United States Vice President. In 1869, "I never killed anyone who didn't need killing". Rockwell had four wives but was never a polygamist.But he [Porter Rockwell] was that most terrible instrument that can be handled by fanaticism; a powerful physical nature welded to a mind of very narrow perceptions, intense convictions, and changeless tenacity. In his build he was a gladiator; in his humor a Yankee lumberman; in his memory a Bourbon; in his vengeance an Indian. A strange mixture, only to be found on the American Continent. 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 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 having made 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 peacetheir outrages are beyond all description.
The order was formally rescinded in 1976. Was unable to find sufficient evidence to indict Rockwell. Convinced in part by his reputation as a deadly gunman and his statement that he never shot at anybody, if I shoot they get shot! Rockwell denied involvement in oblique terms, stating that he had "done nothing criminal". Some Mormons saw the assassination attempt positively: An anonymous contributor to The Wasp.
A pro-Mormon newspaper in Nauvoo, Illinois, wrote on May 28 that Boggs is undoubtedly killed according to report; but who did the noble deed remains to be found out. When investigators questioned Smith as to these accusations and Rockwell's involvement, Smith denied that it could have been Rockwell. When asked how he could be so confident. He's still alive, isn't he? Also at about this time, John C.
A disaffected Mormon, reported that Smith had offered a cash reward to anyone who would assassinate Boggs, and that Smith had admitted to him that Rockwell had done the deed. He went on to say that Rockwell had made a veiled threat against Bennett's life if he publicized the story. Smith vehemently denied Bennett's account, speculating that Boggs no longer governor, but campaigning for state senate was attacked by an election opponent. McLaws, in the Missouri Historical Review. Supported Smith, averring that while there was no clear finger pointing to anyone, Boggs was running for election against several violent men, all capable of the deed, and that there was no particular reason to suspect Rockwell of the crime.
Following the death of Joseph Smith. Brigham Young and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 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 operated the Hot Springs Hotel and Brewery at the southern end of the Salt Lake Valley, in an area known as Point of the Mountain. It was Rockwell's fame as a "mountain man" that attracted the explorer Richard Francis Burton. In 1860, on his trip across America to the west coast, Burton stopped to explore Salt Lake City and its environs. He stayed with Lysander Dayton (from Ohio) in a village near the city one evening 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 that 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 who disguised themselves as Indians to pass off blame) preyed on travelers. Rockwell died in Salt Lake City.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, He was brave and loyal to his faith.
True to the Prophet Jos. A promise made him by the prophet. Through obedience it was fulfilled.Spoke and said the following about Porter They say he was a murderer; if he was he was the friend of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, and he was faithful to them, and to his covenants, and he has gone to Heaven and apostates can go to Hell Porter Rockwell was yesterday afternoon ushered into Heaven clothed with immortality and eternal life, and crowned with all glory which belongs to a departed saint. He has his little faults but Porters life on earth, taken altogether, was one worthy of example, and reflected honor upon the church. Through all his trials he had never once forgotten his obligations to his brethren and his God.
Grave marker of Orrin Porter Rockwell. Rockwell was the primary subject of the 1994 film Rockwell. In which he was portrayed by Randy Gleave.
Rockwell has also been portrayed on screen by John Carradine. In the 1940 film Brigham Young.
In the 1995 TV-movie The Avenging Angel. And by Gyll Huff in the 1995 Trent Harris. Film Plan 10 from Outer Space. He was also the main character in the 1969 Death Valley Days.Episode called the Son of Thunder. Rockwell, played by Gregg Palmer, touched on his Avenging Angel persona and his fight to live with the reputation he had as a gun fighter that could not be killed by any bullets. 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. Two statues of Rockwell exist. One near the old site of his Hot Springs Hotel and Brewery near the Utah State Penitentiary and the other in Lehi, UT.
Off of Main Street behind the "Porter's Place". Restaurant which exists to celebrate his memory.The item "13 Porter Rockwell Bobble Heads Mormon Rare Destroying Angel Wholesale Nauvoo" is in sale since Saturday, March 19, 2016. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Cowboy, Western". The seller is "elijahallen" and is located in Palmyra, New York.
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