Ellen G. White: The Early Years: 1827-1862 (vol. 1)


A Fourth Son Is Born

On Thursday, September 20, Ellen White gave birth to a fourth son. It must be they expected a girl, for the child went without a name for nearly three months. Ellen White's reference to the experience is brief: 1BIO 419.3

September 20, 1860, my fourth child, John Herbert White, was born. When he was three weeks old, my husband felt it to be his duty to travel west.—Ibid., 2:294 (see also Testimonies for the Church, 1:244). 1BIO 419.4

She cherished the thought that with a new babe demanding her care, she would be at home more. What satisfaction this gave her! 1BIO 419.5