David Wills & Hiram S. Wright

Among the many owners of this house was David Wills, who purchased the property along with Hiram S. Wright.  From the deed:

David Wills was the lawyer whose house in Gettysburg is where Abraham Lincoln put the finishing touches on the Gettysburg Address.  This house in Gettysburg is now a museum called the David Wills house. I had contacted them at one point and inquired how our house tied into David Wills but they never responded.  When we also visited in person, they had no clue and weren’t very receptive so I have no idea if he commonly did this with other people, however he was the director of Gettysburg National Bank.  Per History and Directory of the Boroughs of Gettysburg, Oxford, Littlestown, York Springs, Berwick, and East Berlin, Adams County, Pa:

1872 map of Menallen township featuring David Wills and Hiram S. Wright as “Wills and Wright” on the map:

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  1. To: Genevieve McNew

    Hello Ms. McNew,
    I am in awe at your generosity of provision of Lawrence Family residence and involvment in their community for others; however,
    I am interested in knowing anything about my Lawrence family, aside from the names being correct for my Lawrence family ancestors….it is imperative before getting even more excited about this possibility of being my family…,Do you know if this is the
    Lawrence Family whom eventually settled in Caroline County, VA?
    My reason for asking, not doubting your data, but to come to know if this information about your house of which was occupied by, perhaps, my Lawrence family. I will completely review every location of which you provide Lawrence Family Data, are you related to this family? I do; however, need your guidance and provision of everywhere I may find additional information on my ancestors, are you related?

    I can not properly convey to you my true deep gratitude for contaacting me and your kindness to assist me in learning more about my family. Do you have additional family member names?

    Again Thanking you so very much,

    Nita Davidson


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