Orrin Porter Rockwell

Orrin Porter Rockwell (1814-1878) was born in Jun. 1814 in Belchertown, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He was the son of Orin Rockwell and Sarah Witt. He married Luana Beebe on 2 Feb. 1832. He was baptized in 1830. He helped Wilford Woodruff and other Saints cross the plains over many years. He died 9 Jun. 1878 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory.

Footnotes

Orrin Porter Rockwell (KWVQ-H78), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 Feb. 2022). Orrin Porter Rockwell, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/orrin-porter-rockwell, accessed 10 Feb. 2022). Orrin Porter Rockwell, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/orrin-porter-rockwell, accessed 17 Jan. 2022).

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  • Page 107

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    [FIGURE] Jan 9th At 7 oclok in the evening the Legislature & citizens of Fillmore met in the school House to take into consideration the propriety of Esstablishing a weekly or daily line of stages & Mail from the Missouri River to Sacramento the Secretary A. W. Babbitt spoke first. He was followed by Judge Stiles Porter Rockwell Orson Pratt, Enoch Reese, John S Folman then Governor
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    January 10, 1856 January 11, 1856 January 12, 1856 January 13, 1856
  • Page 115

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    and made a few remarks after which A. W. Babbitt delivered an address & was followed By Judge Stiles, Dr Hurt T. S. Williams J. C. Little E Reese O P Rockwell S. M. Blair & W. H. Hooper Mr Thomas Bullock read several resolutions upon which the Governor offered some suggestions. whare upon a committee was appointed to draft resolutions to be presented ...
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    January 27, 1856 January 28, 1856 January 29, 1856 January 30, 1856 January 31, 1856 February 1, 1856 February 2, 1856 February 3, 1856
  • Page 291

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    February 5, 1871 ~ Sunday Feb 5, 1871 Sunday I met with my Quorum in the Morning & Attend Meeting in the Tabernacle. The Rev John C. Kimball A Unitarian Minister both Prayed & Preached 56 Minutes upon the principles of there faith In the Afternoon Elder John Taylor spoke one hour & 36 Minutes. I attended the Prayer Circle in the Evening. I received 3 letters one from Azmon saying [FIGURE] that He had Married him Another wife Brother
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    February 5, 1871 February 6, 1871 February 7, 1871 February 8, 1871 February 9, 1871 February 10, 1871 February 11, 1871 February 12, 1871
  • Page 74

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    April 24th 1867 John Taylor spoke 12 Minutes. we dined with Brother Rockwells we then drove to Pason distance of the day 24 we held a Meeting Prayer By G. Q. Cannon President B. Young spoke 30 Minutes D. H. Wells 44, & G A Smith 10 Minutes we spent the night with Brother Christopher F Dixon April 25, 1867 ~ Thursday 25. we drove to Santaquin ...
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    April 25, 1867 April 26, 1867 April 27, 1867 April 28, 1867
  • Page 274

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1845 – December 31, 1846)

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    August 16, 1846 ~ Sunday 16th Sunday I met A large congregation of Saints And the quorum of the Twelve at the meeting ground at Cutlers Park in the morning. O. Pratt delivered an interesting discourse in the fore noon upon the celestial law of God. And the dealings of the Priesth- ood with the church was followed by Father John Smith And President Young closed the meeting by Preaching A discourse to the sisters which was truly interesting. I laid hands upon A ...
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    August 16, 1846 August 17, 1846 August 18, 1846
  • Page 281

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1845 – December 31, 1846)

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    Elk & deer vary plenty distance 10 miles September 2, 1846 ~ Wednesday 2nd Arose & prayed & started for the Camp of Israel which we reached in about 10 miles of the bluff. I spent the remainder of the camp day in the Camp 10 m September 3, 1846 ~ Thursday 3rd I swaped my gun with Br Amasa Lyman for a rifle we spent a little time shooting our guns. We met in council in the evening with the Twelve & H ...
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    September 2, 1846 September 3, 1846 September 4, 1846 September 5, 1846
  • Page 16

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    the ground against them; Therefore marvel not at these things, for ye are not yet pure: thou canst not yet bear my glory, but thou shalt behold it, if ye are faithful in keeping all my words that I have given you from the days of Abraham Adam to Abraham; from Abraham to Moses, from Moses to Jesus and the Apostles and from Jesus and his Apostles to Joseph Smith, whom I did call upon by mine Angels, my ministering servents and by mine own voice out of ...
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    January 22, 1847 January 23, 1847 January 24, 1847 January 25, 1847 January 26, 1847
  • Page 32

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    April 14, 1847 ~ Wednesday 14th After getting all things in readiness to leave I called my family together & blessed my wife & childrens and left them in the hands of the Lord. I bid farew ell to father Woodruff & family and all around me & took my leave of winter quarters & in company with Elders O Pratt, Lyman G. A. Smith E. Snow & others we again ...
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    April 14, 1847 April 15, 1847 April 16, 1847 April 17, 1847
  • Page 34

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    It is the most singular river I ever beheld. it is from a quarter to half a mile wide & its shores & bed one universall body of quick sand it is a rapid stream yet many places a person can wade across it frequently nearly the whole bed of the river is covered with but few inches of water & at other places it is deep & rapid not withstanding it is quick sand horses & cattle can walk down to edge of the river & drink like ...
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    April 19, 1847
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    whare we camped this was the first signs of the kind we had seen on the road. the travels to day was like a level desert except except the dividing ridge betwen the two rivers the grass was dry & sandy mostly level & nearly without water we travled to day from 10 to 20 degrees west of south we camped under a high bluff in a half moon Brs Young, Kimball, Richard's, & myself went on to ...
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    April 27, 1847