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Peter Ankeny

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Birthplace: Clear Spring, Washington County, Maryland
Death: Died in Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Ankeny Square Burial Ground, Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of DeWalt Johann-Theobald Ankeny and Mary Jane Ankeny
Husband of Rosina Ankeny
Father of Catherine Moyer; Theobald Ankeny; Elizabeth Hugus; Peter Bonnett Ankeny; John Ankeny and 7 others
Half brother of Christian Ankeny, Sr.; Rebecca Koch; Henry Ankney; Jacob Ankney; David Ankney and 4 others

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About Peter Ankeny

Peter Ankeny was Captain of the Fifth Company of the Third Battalion of the Bedford County PA Militia in 1781.

Peter 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. http://captainpeterankenychapter-nsdar.moonfruit.com

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Peter Ankeny's Timeline

1751
March 6, 1751
Clear Spring, Washington County, Maryland
1777
1777
Age 25
1780
1780
Age 28
1782
August 4, 1782
Age 31
Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States
1785
February 28, 1785
Age 33
1787
September 15, 1787
Age 36
1790
June 12, 1790
Age 39
Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States
1790
Age 38
1792
September 5, 1792
Age 41
1795
1795
Age 43