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Orrin Porter Rockwell

June , 1814–June 9, 1878

Born at Belchertown, Hampton County, Massachusetts; son of Sarah Witt and Orin Rockwell. Died at Salt Lake City. 1 (See Document 1.2, first mentioned here)


  1. [1] Temple Records Index Bureau of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, 10 December 1845 to 8 February 1846 (Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1974), 105, Orrin Porter Rockwell. Harold Schindler, Orrin Porter Rockwell: Man of God, Son of Thunder (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1983), 3, 365–366. “People of the Time,” database, The Joseph Smith Papers (, accessed May 2023), Orrin Porter Rockwell. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed Oct. 2014), Orrin Porter Rockwell KWVQ-H78. “Utah Death Registers, 1847–1966,” p. 59 (1878), Orrin P. Rockwell; database and images, (, accessed Oct. 2014); citing series 21866, from Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Utah State Archives and Records Service, Salt Lake City. “Porter Rockwell,” Salt Lake Herald, June 11, 1878, 3. Find a Grave, database and images (, accessed Mar. 2016), memorial no. 3463, Orrin Porter Rockwell; Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, UT.