Albert P. Rockwood
|Albert P. Rockwood|
|First Seven Presidents of the Seventy|
|December 2, 1845– November 25, 1879|
|Called by||Brigham Young|
|Born||Albert Perry Rockwood
June 5, 1805
Holliston, Massachusetts, United States
|Died||November 25, 1879
Sugar House, Utah Territory, United States
|Resting place||Salt Lake City Cemetery
Angelina Horn (Orn)
Julianne Sophie Olsen
Albert Perry Rockwood (June 5, 1805 – November 25, 1879) (also referred to as A. P. Rockwood) was an early Latter-Day Saint 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 to Luther Rockwood and Ruth Perry, Rockwood 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 moved Quincy, Illinois in January 1839 and to Nauvoo by 1841. He was appointed a drill officer for he Nauvoo Legion on March 9, 1841 and was the commander of Joseph Smith's bodyguards.
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 Young reportedly made his famous proclamation about the Salt Lake Valley, "This is the right place".