James Wylie Gettys (M) b. 20 January 1915, d. 26 November 1983
The Gettys and the Pressly families were members of the ARP church since the 1700s. Before that they were Seceders having broken away from the Church of Scotland in 1733. The Presslys came to America in 1734; the Gettys' prior to 1790. Both were members of Seceder churches. James was born at Rock Hill, York Co., South Carolina, on 20 January 1915. He married Mary LetitiaPressly on 12 June 1939. James died on 26 November 1983 at Catawba, York Co., South Carolina, at age 68.