First Quorum Organized (1835):
*The Three Witnesses had chosen and ordained by revelation these 12 men by the laying on of hands in 1835. The Three Witnesses consisted of Oliver Cowdery, Martin Harris, and David Whitmer. These three men were ordained Apostles and thus given keys to ordain the Twelve. The Three Witnesses gave their testimony of the Divinity of the Work in 1829 found in the beginning pages of the Book of Mormon. For more on the Original members of the first Twelve Apostles called in this dispensation click here.