Consultants from the Church History Library have compiled a list of the most common questions they have received about Orrin Porter Rockwell.
Below are the top five questions and answers about Orrin Porter Rockwell from the article “Ask Us: Top Five Reference Questions about Orrin Porter Rockwell.”
- What was the relationship between Orrin Porter Rockwell and Joseph Smith? Was Rockwell a (friend/bodyguard/etc.) to Smith?
- Did Joseph Smith really promise Porter that as long as he didn’t cut his hair, he would be protected from harm?
- Did Porter shoot Lilburn W. Boggs?
- Did Porter practice plural marriage?
- How did Porter die? What were the circumstances surrounding his death?