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Albert P. Rockwood
Full name Albert Perry Rockwood
Born June 5, 1805(1805-06-05)
Place of birth Holliston, Massachusetts
Died November 25, 1879 (aged 74)
Place of death Sugar House, Utah Territory
LDS Church General Authority
First Seven Presidents of the Seventy
Called by Brigham Young
Start of term December 2, 1845 (aged 40)
End of term November 25, 1879 (aged 74)
End reason Death

Albert Perry Rockwood (June 5, 1805 – November 25, 1879) (also referred to as A. P. Rockwood) was an early Mormon leader and member of the First Seven Presidents of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Rockwood was born in Holliston, Massachusetts and married Ruth Haven on April 4, 1827. Brigham Young and Willard Richards invited him to visit Kirtland, Ohio and investigate the church. Young baptized him in Kirtland on July 25, 1837. He was set apart as one of the Presidents of the Seventy on December 2, 1845.[1]

Rockwood was part of the first group of Mormon pioneers to arrive in the Salt Lake Valley in July 1847. In the party, a few were afflicted with Rocky Mountain spotted fever, including Brigham Young and Rockwood. In order to make them more comfortable, Wilford Woodruff had the two ride in his carriage for the last few days of the journey. Rockwood was in the wagon with Young when he made his famous proclamation about the Salt Lake Valley, "This is the right place".

Rockwood practiced plural marriage and fathered 22 children. He died in Sugar House, Utah Territory.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Albert P. (Perry) Rockwood". Grampa Bill. http://www.gapages.com/rockwap1.htm. Retrieved 2008-04-06.  
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