Artist's Conception of Oliver Cowdery
Oliver the Book of Mormon Scribe, 1829
Oliver Baptizes Sidney Rigdon, 1830
Oliver H. P. Cowdery (1806-1850) is remembered as the "Second Elder" of the Latter Day Saints'
Restoration Movement. His name became well known in the spring of 1830, as one of the three major witnesses
to the newly published Book of Mormon.
He was born in Wells Township, Rutland County, Vermont, on October 3, 1806, as the youngest son of William Cowdery,
Jr. (1765-1847) and William's first wife, Rebecca Fuller (1768-1809). When Oliver was yet a toddler, in his third
year, the Cowdery family relocated to neighboring Middleton
(see map), recently the scene of the infamous "Wood Scrape."
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