Adam was a Travelin’ Man
Doctrines of Salvation 3:74; “GARDEN OF EDEN AND CITY ZION SAME PLACE. In accord with the revelations given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, we teach that the Garden of Eden was on the American continent located where the City Zion, or the New Jerusalem, will be built. When Adam and Eve were driven out of the Garden, they eventually dwelt at a place called Adam-ondi-Ahman, situated in what is now Daviess County, Missouri.”
Adam in Old World
Moses 3:8, 10-14; “And I, the Lord God, planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there I put the man whom I had formed. 10 And I, the Lord God, caused a river to go out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. 11 And I, the Lord God, called the name of the first Pison, and it compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where I, the Lord God, created much gold; 12 And the gold of that land was good, and there was bdellium and the onyx stone. 13 And the name of the second river was called Gihon; the same that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia. 14 And the name of the third river was Hiddekel; that which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river was the Euphrates.”
The bottom line here is location, location, location. Where did Adam live?
America, like it says in Doctrines of Salvation or in the Middle East as it said in the book of Moses?
Mormon apostle Orson Pratt also stated the following:
“The very first man who had dominion on the face of the earth, under the direction of the Heavens, once dwelt on this Continent. His name was Adam.” – Journal of Discourses 12:339, Salt Lake City, December 27, 1868
Also see Improvement Era, May 1930, Vol. 33, No. 7, pg 468 for references the New Jerusalem will be in Independence, MO. (Joseph Fielding Smith)