Zebedee Coltrin join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints January 9, 1831, and remained faithful to the teachings of the Church until his death on July 21, 1887. During those fifty-six years he played a prominent part in such significant events as the organization of the School of the Prophets, the march of Zion's Camp, and the organization of the First Quorum of the Seventy. He was called to be one of the Seven Presidents of the First Quorum of the Seventy. He spent sixteen years of his life doing missionary work.
He was one of the original pioneers with Brigham Young to enter the Salt Lake Valley in 1846. He was called to help settle Spanish Fork where he took an active part in civic and church affairs. While he lived in Spanish Fork, he was ordained a patriarch by John Taylor. The last few years of his life, he spent doing temple work and giving patriarchal blessings.
College and Department
Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Stephens, Calvin Robert, "The Life and Contributions of Zebedee Coltrin" (1974). Theses and Dissertations. 5138.
Zebedee Coltrin, 1804-1887, Emigration, immigration, Religious aspects, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormon Church, Ohio, History