Reuben Westmoreland

Brief Life History of Reuben

When Reuben Westmoreland was born in 1770, in Dinwiddie, Virginia, United States, his father, Robert Joseph Westmoreland, was 30 and his mother, Martha Shores, was 22. He married Rebecca Jane Jackson in 1796. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He registered for military service in 1812. He died in August 1845, in Coweta, Georgia, United States, at the age of 75.

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Reuben Westmoreland
Keziah Simmons
Marriage: 14 February 1805
Robert C Westmoreland Jr
Martha Westmoreland
William W. Westmoreland
Harrison Westmoreland
Huldah Westmoreland
Angelina Westmoreland

Sources (6)

  • Rheuben Westmoreland, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Reuben Westmoreland, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Reuben Westmoreland, "United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815"

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Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lincolnshire): habitational name from the former region or county of Westmorland. The placename is recorded as Westmoringa landc. 1150 and means ‘the land of the people living west of the moors’ (i.e. the Pennines), from Old English west ‘west, western’ + mōr ‘moor’ + the groupname suffix -ingas (genitive -inga-) + land ‘land’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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