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Cowdery, Oliver


biographical statement


Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon, 1966: t.p. (Oliver Cowdery)

LC manual auth. cd. (hdg.: Cowdery, Oliver)

Wikipedia, December 10, 2013 (Oliver Cowdery; Oliver H.P. Cowdery; born October 3, 1806, Wells, Vermont; died March 3, 1850, Richmond, Missouri)

Wikipedia, Dec. 23, 2013 (parents: William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller; taught school at Manchester, N.Y. in 1829, where met Smith family; assisted as scribe during translation of Boook of Mormon; made Second Elder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1830; excommunicated from Church in 1838; studied and practiced law in Tiffin, Ohio, edited local Democratic newspaper; rebaptized into Church on Nov. 12, 1848 at Kanesville, Iowa; d. Mar. 3, 1850 in Richmond, Mo.)

Oliver Cowdery, 2013: (the first Mormon lawyer), via WWW, Dec. 23, 2013 (Oliver Cowdery; m. Dec. 18, 1832 in Kaw, Mo. to Elizabeth Ann Whitmer (1815-1892), seven children)

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Dale W. Adams research collection on Mormons in Ohio

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2376
Scope and Contents The contents of this collection represent the research notes of Dale Adams regarding several important events in the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In many cases, photocopies of original sources are included in the collection. The main focus of the collection is the Ohio period of LDS history, with particular attention being paid to Solomon Spaulding (or Spalding) and D. Philastus Hurbut (or Hurlburt).

Joseph Smith, Jr. agreement with Martin Harris

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 929
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten and signed agreement dated 16 Jan. 1830 in Manchester, New York. Smith authorizes Martin Harris to sell copies of the Book of Mormon. The item was witnessed by Oliver Cowdery.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints records

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4123
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, church related, financial records, legal records, and miscellaneous documents. Notable documents (all photocopies) include an 1844 letter from Joseph Smith while in Carthage Jail and a list of Mormon Battalion soldiers.

Collection of photographs on the Three Witnesses

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 454
Overview Seven photographs and three non-photogaphic half-tone prints related to the Three Witnesses of the Book of Mormon. Photographs include portraits of the Three Witnesses, the Oliver Cowdery memorial monument, and Whitmer family grave sites.

Cowdery family and Vermont papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2055
Scope and Contents Contains documents from the Oliver Cowdery family and from the state of Vermont. Two documents, a deed and a notice of lost property, are signed by William Cowdery, Oliver's father. Also includes a land auction record from Wells, Vermont, and an original printed proclamation from the governor of Vermont regarding Shays' Rebellion (1786-1787). Other items include newspaper clippings from Vermont newspapers on 19th century Mormonism, Oliver Cowdery, and the Oliver Cowdery Marker dedication in...

Oliver Cowdery affidavit

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2499
Scope and Contents Notarized affidavit signed by Oliver Cowdery as a notary public. The item verifies that a notice relating to a certain property in Walworth County, Wisconsin had been listed in a local newspaper for E. A. Cooley.

Oliver Cowdery docket book

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 4029
Overview The account docket book of Oliver Cowdery from Kirtland, Ohio, 1837.

Oliver Cowdery legal documents

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 355
Scope and Contents Two signed documents, one a stipulation in an estate settlement and the other a petition for divorce, from Walworth County, Wisconsin. Cowdery acted as attorney in both cases.

Oliver Cowdery notarized affidavit

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1035
Scope and Contents Notarized affidavit affirming that an add had been run in the newspaper the "Walworth County Democrat" advertising land sales. The document was signed by O. Cowdery "Notary Public."

Oliver Cowdrey stipulation in estate settlement

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 258
Scope and Contents Signed legal document for a case in Walsworth, Wisconsin District Court in which Cowdery was the attorney.