Ellen G. White® Estate
Sharing the Vision
Documented evidence supports the conclusion that Ellen White's ancestry is
of Anglo-Saxon origin. In 1920 Ellen White's lineage on her father's side was
set forth in the publication of The Harmon Genealogy, by Artemas C.
Harmon. Many years later, in the early 1980s, the White Estate contracted with
a professional genealogist to specifically trace Ellen White's lineage on her
mother's side-Eunice Gould Harmon. The results were printed in 1983 in the form
of an ancestral
chart reaching back five generations to John Gold, son of Jarvis Gold and
Mary Gold, who came to Massachusetts from Kent County, England, in 1635.
More recently, the White Estate contracted with another professional genealogist
to study in even more detail Ellen White's direct maternal Gould line. The results
of this second study were published in a genealogist's
report, completed in 2002. It harmonized with the conclusions of the previous
professional genealogist twenty years earlier, namely, that Ellen White's Gould
ancestors came directly from England to New England in 1635.
Thus, the White Estate's position that Ellen White's ancestry was of Anglo-Saxon
origin is based upon two professional genealogical studies, plus Artemas C.
Harmon's genealogical book.
Thought for the Day
Jesus knows the circumstances of every soul. You may say, I am sinful, very sinful. You may be; but the worse you are, the more you need Jesus. - AG 118