Zebedee Coltrin recalls an account of Joseph Smith seeing Father Adam and Mother Eve in a vision.

Oct 11, 1883
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Zebedee Coltrin
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Minutes of the Salt Lake School of the Prophets, October 11, 1883, Church History Library

George Reynolds
George Reynolds, Sidney Rigdon, Zebedee Coltrin, Joseph Smith, Jr., Oliver Cowdery, Adam
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Once after returning from a mission, he [Coltrin] met Bro. Joseph in Kirtland, who asked him if he did not wish to go with him to a conference at New Portage [Ohio]. The party consisted of Prests. Joseph Smith, Sidney Rigdon, Oliver Cowd[e]ry and myself. Next morning at New Portage, he noticed that Joseph seemed to have a far off look in his eyes, or was looking at a distance, and presently he, Joseph, stepped between Brothers Cowd[e]ry, and Coltrin and taking them by the arm, said, “lets take a walk.” They went to a place where there was some beautiful grass, and grapevines and swampbeech interlaced. President Joseph Smith then said, “Let us pray.” They all three prayed in turn—Joseph, Oliver, and Zebedee. Bro. Joseph then said, “now brethren we will see some visions.” Joseph lay down on the ground on his back and stre^t^ched out his arms and the two brethren lay on them. The heavens gradually opened, and they saw a golden throne, on a circular foundation, something like a light house, and on the throne were two aged personages, having white hair, and clothed in white garments. They were the two most beautiful and perfect specimens of mankind he ever saw. Joseph said, They are our first parents, Adam and Eve. Adam was a large broadshouldered man, and Eve as a woman, was as large in proportion.

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