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Richhill Township near West Finley in Washington County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

In Memory of Sarah Jane Price Ackley

1762 - 1851

Sarah Jane Price Ackley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, February 14, 2020
1. Sarah Jane Price Ackley Marker
Inscription.  Widow of the revolutionary soldiers John Parker and later Daniel Ackley

In 1818 she made the long journey with her family of several children and her household goods from Wilkesbarre to this site, crossing mountains and fording rivers over almost impassable roads and through unbroken forest.

Near this site the original Ackley home was built and the original Ackley settlement was made. She lived here till her death in 1851. Here she reared her family; many of her descendents remain in this region even to this day; others have spread throughout wider areas.

Wherever they may be, all turn to this place as a shrine dedicated to a heroic woman. History knows no finer characters than these pioneer mothers.

Her descendants gathered here in 1940 to dedicate this tablet to her sacred memory.

A great pioneer mother
Erected 1940 by Descendants of Sarah Jane Price Ackley.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US RevolutionaryWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1762.
Location. 39° 58.095′ 
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N, 80° 26.836′ W. Marker is near West Finley, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. It is in Richhill Township. Marker is at the intersection of West Finley Road (Pennsylvania Route 3037) and Walker Hill Road, on the left when traveling west on West Finley Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Finley PA 15377, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Revolutionary War Soldier (approx. 3.3 miles away); Revolutionary War Soldiers (approx. 3˝ miles away); Ryerson's Blockhouse (approx. 3.9 miles away); Richhill Township Veterans Honor Roll Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); Graysville, PA. (approx. 4 miles away); The Church - "New Brick" (approx. 4 miles away); Graysville Community Honor Roll (approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named A Revolutionary War Soldier (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Finley.
Sarah Jane Price Ackley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, February 14, 2020
2. Sarah Jane Price Ackley Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on May 5, 2023, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 18, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 6, 2023