Oliver Cowdery

Oliver Cowdery (1806-1850) was born 3 Oct. 1806 in Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. He was the son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. He married Elizabeth Ann Whitmer on 18 Dec. 1832. He was baptized in 1829. He served with Wilford Woodruff in church leadership in Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio. He died 3 Mar. 1850 in Richmond, Ray Co., Missouri.

Footnotes

Oliver Cowdery (KWV9-HXJ), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 Feb. 2022). Oliver Cowdery, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/oliver-cowdery, accessed 8 Feb. 2022). Oliver Cowdery, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/oliver-cowdery, accessed 12 Jan. 2022).

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  • Page 106

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    September 22, 1836 ~ Thursday Sept 22 Preached at Mr Frazier at the ford of brush creek got one subscriber for M & Ad. Was some opposed by a Pryspet erian Priest & wrote a letter for sister Bishop September 23, 1836 ~ Friday 23 Rode to Feliciana from thence took the Dresden road & with difficulty crossed the Obine swamp & creek my horse frequently wallowing in the cyprus slues nearly under ...
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    September 22, 1836 September 23, 1836 September 24, 1836 September 25, 1836 September 26, 1836 September 27, 1836 September 28, 1836 September 29, 1836 September 30, 1836 October 1, 1836 October 2, 1836 October 3, 1836 October 4, 1836 October 5, 1836
  • Page 115

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    November 26, 1836 ~ Saturday Nov 26th I visited President & Doct Cowdery at the Printing office & made a general settlement with them for the M[essenger] & Advocate for the subscribers of the South I gave 9 new subscribers to them & Paid them $41.50 for the M & Advocate which setteled all matters between us. I receieved some counsel from Presidents Smith & Rigdon to Elder Parrishe's house & spent the day in writing November 27, 1836 ~ ...
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    November 26, 1836 November 27, 1836
  • Page 54

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    June 3, 1835 ~ Wednesday June 3rd Rode to Mag Maddens. Preached at his house visited & prayed with the sick then Rode to Mag Beards 25 miles June 4, 1835 ~ Thursday 4th Preached at Mag Burrel Beards then Rode to br Frys 18 miles June 5, 1835 ~ Friday 5th Spent the day visiting the saints on Egle Creek June 6, 1835 ~ Saturday 6th Preached at the ...
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  • Page 129

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    January 27, 1837 ~ Friday Jan 27th Wrote a Letter for Elder M Holmes January 28, 1837 ~ Saturday 28th I attended a court with the quorum of the seventies to settle a difficulty between Elder Hiram Stratten & I. H. Bishop Elder Holmes and myself was chosen among the counsellors Elder Stratten acknowledg'd his faults & was restored January 29, 1837 ~ Sunday 29th Sunday I met at Elder J ...
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    January 27, 1837 January 28, 1837 January 29, 1837 January 30, 1837 January 31, 1837 February 1, 1837 February 5, 1837 February 12, 1837
  • Page 140

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    & many glorious things not now to be named would be bestowed upon the saints, but all these things are better imagined than spoken by the children of Jacob President Oliver Cowder followed Hiram Smith & made but few remarks but verry appropriate, he called upon the Elders to keep within the bounds of their knowledge & to let the great myster ies of the Kingdom alone for the gentiles had not a knowledge even of the first principles of the gospel. that it was far better to preach what ...
  • Page 172

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    August 29, 1837 ~ Tuesday Aug 29th Preached at the north schoolhouse, spent the night at Malatiah Luce 8 m[iles] August 30, 1837 ~ Wednesday 30th Elder Hale Preached at the east schoolhouse I followed him, stay'd with Carver 4 m[iles] August 31, 1837 ~ Thursday 31st Last day of summer I visited many friends. I retired in company with Elder Hale to a grove & sat down under a fir tree and sung a song ...
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    August 29, 1837 August 30, 1837 August 31, 1837 September 1, 1837 September 2, 1837 September 3, 1837 September 4, 1837 September 5, 1837
  • Page 87

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    I also on this 31st Day of May Wrote a Letter to Presi dent O Cowdery Kirtland Ohio containing one subsc criber for M[essenger] & Ad[vocate] & $2 dollars for M & Ad this Letter contained the substance of the two Letters I mailed for Kirtland Dated March 12. 1836 which we suppose are lost I sent this Letter & money by the hand of Elder Elias F Wells who was going direct to Kirtland & may God give him a safe return June ...
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    June 1, 1836 June 2, 1836 June 3, 1836 June 4, 1836 June 5, 1836
  • Page 91

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    July 9, 1836 ~ Saturday July 9th Arose refreshed in some degree & rode to Boydsville from thence to Taropen whare I found Br Boydstun with the church & I perused the 7th No of the M & Ad {Distance of the day} 25 miles July 10, 1836 ~ Sunday 10 Sunday held a meeting with the Taropen branch & communed with the Saints at Br Clapp's then rode to Br
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    July 9, 1836 July 10, 1836 July 11, 1836 July 12, 1836 July 13, 1836 July 14, 1836 July 15, 1836 July 16, 1836 July 17, 1836 July 18, 1836 July 19, 1836
  • Page 62

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    September 1, 1835 ~ Tuesday 1st Sept Rode to Br West's Preached at his house then Rode to Br Pettys distance 8 miles September 2, 1835 ~ Wednesday 2nd Preached at Br Pettys then Rode to Br ^H^ Williams ^4 miles^ September 3, 1835 ~ Thursday 3rd Rode to David Crenshaw Preached at his house 14 mile September 4, 1835 ~ Friday 4th Rode to
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  • Page 63

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    September 24, 1835 ~ Thursday Sept ^24th^ Spent the day in Perusing the Book from Br Cowdery & found it to be A precious treasure A legacy from heaven September 25, 1835 ~ Friday 25th Rode to Lewis Barkers Preached at his house Baptized 1 distance 5 miles 1 Subscriber for M & Ad September 26, 1835 ~ Saturday 26 Rode to Br Wests Preached at his house dis 6 mile September 27, 1835 ...
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