Dr. Beverly Stanton of Gettysburg’s oldest African-American family will be the guest speaker at the Cumberland Township Historical Society’s 7 p.m. meeting on Sept 9.

Stanton is a direct descendant of Sidney O’Brien, who was one of James Getty’s slaves and was born in Gettysburg in 1800, one year after Gettysburg became the county seat of the newly-formed Adams County, which was separated from York County.

Contributed by Dr. Beverly Stanton on behalf of the Cumberland Township Historical Society.

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