Thanks pk for this. I loved reading about the history of our name. How cool.
But I do have one question for all you history buffs:
"James White owned the publishing house (it was legally in his name), and the meetinghouse was built on property owned by Stephen Belden, Jamesí brother-in-law."
Where in the world did the name Belden come from? I thought Ellen's maiden name was Gould.I hope I am not displaying my ignorance here. But I suppose it's not the first time. So, go for it folks. But please be gentle. :)
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