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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


A. I. ANKROM, farmer and stock-grower, Waynesburg, Penn., was born on the farm where he resides, April 21, 1833, and is a son of Joseph and Charlotte (Rinehart) Ankrom. His father was born in this county in 1807, and is now a resident of Franklin Township. The subject of this sketch is the oldest of a family of four children. He received a good English education in his native township, and was a successful teacher for a number of years. In later life Mr. Ankrom devoted his time wholly to farming and stock-growing, and is on of the prosperous citizens of his township. In 1856 he married Miss Margaret, daughter of Abner and Eliza (Murdock) Fordyce, who is a devoted member of the Methodist Protestant Church. Her parents were natives of Greene County, and of Scotch-Irish extraction. To Mr. and Mrs. Ankrom have been born four daughters, Viz: R. Anna, Charlotte E., Emma L. and Jennie Leona. In politics Mr. Ankrom is a Republican, and has served one term as United States Store-keeper. In early life he was an active member of the I. O. O. F.


Page 648-649
History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888

Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project
Date of Transcription: 04 November 2008
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