Samuel Gettys

Biography by Logan Richardson


was born in 1708 in Donegal, Ireland and died in 1790 in Gettysburg. One of the many who fled northern Ireland to escape English persecution. Settling in Gettysburg and made a tavern. He gave funds to the continental army, but soon after they won, he was rich in land but had no funds. Samuel Gettys decided to sell off his plots of land in order to be financially stable.