The first record of the Daniel Lady Farm was from 1762 when John Anderson squatted on the property. It was part of the original William Penn land charter under which Samuel Hutchinson purchased the land. Due to circumstances following Mr. Hutchinson's death, the farm was sold at auction to Jacob Leada, Sr. in 1841. The following year, with the help of his son Daniel, the existing log barn was replaced with the barn that resides on the property today. In 1853, Jacob Leada, now Jacob Lady, sold the farm to Daniel and Rebecca Lady, who's story of the Gettysburg Battle we tell today.
The farm remained under private ownership until the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association purchased the property in 1999 and spent the next several years restoring the house and the barn to preserve its unique history. History lovers like you helped then, and we need your help now.
As you can see from the pictures, the paint on the barn has weathered poorly and the birds have done a number on our windows. What is harder to see is the erosion of the ground at the foundation due to poor and missing down spouting and the danger of loose boards in the upper barn floor. Please consider making a one time donation to purchase some paint, fix a board. Even just a pane of glass will help! Thank you for your dedication to American History.