Oliver Cowdery notarized affidavit

Oliver Cowdery notarized affidavit

Dates: 1848

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."

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Cowdery, Oliver
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1035
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Oliver Cowdery notarized affidavit must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 1035; Oliver Cowdery notarized affidavit; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1035, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated.
Acquisition Information
Donated.
Subject Terms
Cowdery, Oliver; Civil Procedure and Courts; Mormons--Wisconsin--Walworth County; Politics, Government, and Law
Genre / Form
Affidavits
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSSSC1035
Finding Aid Title
Cowdery (Oliver) notarized affidavit
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Patsy Shin Hernandez
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-09T04:12-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Oliver Cowdery (1806-1850) was a Mormon ecclesiastical leader, lawyer, and newspaper editor.

Oliver Cowdery was born October 3, 1806 in Wells, Vermont to William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. He took a position as a school teacher in Manchester, New York in 1829, where he met Joseph Smith. Later that year he helped with the translation the Book of Mormon in his role as scribe. He married Elizabeth Ann Whitmer (1815-1892) on December 18, 1832, and they had seven children. Cowdery was later excommunicated from the Church in 1838, and moved to Tiffin, Ohio where he practiced law and edited the local Democratic newspaper. However, in 1848 he returned to the Church and was rebaptized at Kanesville, Iowa on November 12th. Cowdery died on March 3, 1850 in Richmond, Missouri.



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