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I had family members that moved there in 1906 and resided there until 1920. A couple went back there in the late 1950x, I think but were there for sure in the 1980s. I have copies of some pictures. A great aunt played trombone in the women band! My grandaunt was on the Rising Sun when it sunk. She reported they lived on High Island. My mother was close with her cousins, Anna Lucretia (Lewis ) Martin’s sons. I grew up hearing about the House of David. Funny, I never heard anything about the rumors surrounding the immorality of Ben and find it very curious that Anna would return. A Watkins 3 years ago from Chicago

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I knew of Janet Uland who was murdered by David Purnell and I attended most of the trial. I never heard anything in the trial about David saying his Grandfather told him to do this. The defense brought out that David had moncler coats for kids been mentally abused by his ex wife and that she and her new boyfriend even asked him to be in their wedding. He had been devastated at her divorcing him. David’s father testified from a wheelchair and stated he saw King Ben (his father or grandfather I don’t remember) Discount Moncler Coats but he said he shrunk down to the size of about 12 inches or something ridiculous like that. It was really errie.

cheap moncler jackets I enjoyed many ice cream comes at that place and concerts, the train rides etc. But we must rememer, this was a religious cult. The Benton Harbor Library a few years ago opened up a room where they opened up all the transcripts from King Ben’s trial for people to read. It was interesting, but also creepy. Things went on there that were unspeakable, and while I knew a man who grew up there that said if it wasn’t for the House of David he wouldn’t have learned his tool and die trade, these cults can be very dangerous.

fozziebear 4 years ago

I was born in Benton Harbor in the 40’s at Mercy Hospital. I grew up in St. Joseph in the 50’s 60’s. I knew the House of David well. Went to the zoo, rode trains and had a ball. My father moncler outlet online was a Refrigeration man, and him and I worked on the refrigerators there for years! He used to ask the people in charge when ole Ben was coming back. They would always say he was soon. David Purnell was a friend of mine, and we went to school together. Joe also. He had a bit of a temper, and knocked down one of our friends moncler jackets for women once when we were walking somewhere because he did not like what he said. I was SHOCKED when they picked him up for murder of that poor girl, and could not believe it! I remember him saying that his Grandfather told him to do it. All a bunch of BS! I think he went to Jackson Prison. Never knew what happened to him until I read an article some time back. Years ago, the House of David was a Great Empire. My mother would take me every week to the Dairy in Benton Harbor for milk and Butter milk. It was quite a place back then!Some good memories, except for David!

Carl Payne 4 years ago

moncler sale outlet, I’m so sorry that you had to write this moncler coats article without properly looking into the real history of the House of David. First of all there was never a “King Ben”. Members never referred to Brother Benjamin as “King Ben”. Although when you joined the colony, you would give your belonging over to the church and live communally, you did not give you belongings to “King Ben”. Also Brother Benjamin never had sex with the wives of other moncler uk members and the purifying of virgins is absolutely absurd. Please take some time to look further into our history and you will see all these things to be false. I was a member of the City of David and my family has been a part of the City of David since 1935.

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