Ellen White

(1827-1915). Cofounder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, writer, lecturer, and counselor to the church, who possessed what Seventh-day Adventists have accepted as the prophetic gift described in the Bible ( see Spirit of Prophecy ). Ellen Gould Harmon was born Nov. 26, 1827, in a farm home north of the village of Gorham, Maine, just west of the city of Portland. Her parents, Robert Harmon and Eunice Gould Harmon, were of sturdy New England stock with British ancestry. Ellen and her twin sister, Elizabeth (not identical), were the youngest children. There were four older sisters and two older brothers. When Ellen and Elizabeth were still children, the Harmon family moved into the city of Portland and resided in their own home at 44 Clark Street, where Robert Harmon engaged in hatmak...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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