Leonard Hastings

( d. c. 1882). Prominent layperson of New Ipswich, New Hampshire. He and his wife, Elvira (1808-1850), were close friends of James and Ellen White. J. N. Loughborough (Great Second Advent Movement, pp. 166, 167) relates how Hastings’ potatoes, left in the ground in October 1844 because he was expecting his Lord, escaped the rot that ruined the early-dug potatoes in that area. Ellen White tells of the healing of Mrs. Hastings and her infant by prayer ( LS 122, 123). Hastings served on nominating and auditing committees at the organization of the New England Conference ( Review and Herald 36:78, Aug. 23, 1870) and was vice president of the New England Tract and Missionary Society, New Ipswich, New Hampshire ( ibid. 45:110, Apr. 1, 1875).

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

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