Friday, March 23, 2018

“The Destroying Angel”

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Orin Porter Rockwell

For those familiar with the life of Orin Porter Rockwell will know that this is his nickname. When was he tagged with this nickname?
a.                  When Joseph Smith knew him as a boy in Palmyra, New York
b.                  After the Saints moved to the Salt Lake Valley
c.                   At the time of the attempted murder of Governor Boggs
d.                  At the time of the Saints expulsion from Missouri
Yesterday’s answer:
A.                   Protect mail routes
From the life of Albert Wesley Davis:   In the spring of 1862 he went east as a member of the expedition sent out to guard the mail lines under Lot Smith.

Jenson, Andrew, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jensen History Company, 1914), 2: 410.

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