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Re: Dewalt Ankeny 1728-1781 Washington, MD
Posted by: g b (ID *****4078) Date: December 17, 2009 at 06:54:40
In Reply to: Re: Dewalt Ankeny 1728-1781 Washington, MD by g b of 100

here's more info on peter
       Mar. 6, 1751
Clear Spring
Washington County
Maryland, USA
Death:        Dec. 23, 1804, USA

Peter Ankeny assisted in establishing American Independence while acting as Captain of the Fifth Company of the Third Battalion of the Bedford County PA Militia in 1781.

He gave the town of Somerset a small tract of land for a cemetery, which is now known as Ankeny Square, and a lot for a school building where the former Patriot Street School now stands. At the time of his death in 1804, Peter Ankeny was the largest landowner in southwest PA with real estate valued at over $21.000. Ankeny Square has been designated a historical site by the PA Historical and Museum Commission.

A Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has been named for him.

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