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Submitted: 3/1/09 • Approved: 3/8/09 • Last Updated: 4/4/18 • R22215-G22213-S3
Peter Ankey was born March 6, 1751 in Clear Spring, Washington Co, MD. He died Dec 23, 1804.
He served as a Captain of the 5th Company of the Third Battalion of the Bedford County, PA Militia during the Revolutionary War.
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.
Rosina Ankeny was the wife of Peter Ankeny. She was the daughter of Jean and Dorothy (Bickley) Bonnet.
She was Born: Sep 17, 1757 in Hagerstown, MD; and Died: Feb 5, 1834 in Somerset, PA.
There are 2 sets of stones for Peter and Rosina Ankeny.
Contributed on 3/1/09 by eltonscastle
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