Reuben Westmoreland

1776–August 1845 (Age 69)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Reuben

When Reuben Westmoreland was born in 1776, in Virginia, United States, his father, Robert Joseph Westmoreland Sr., was 36 and his mother, Martha Shores, was 28. He married Rebecca Jane Jackson in 1796. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died in August 1845, in Coweta, Georgia, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Westmoreland
1776–1845
Keziah Simmons
1784–1868
Marriage: 1805
Robert C Westmoreland Jr
1804–1879
Martha Westmoreland
1811–1870
William W. Westmoreland
1806–1863
Harrison Westmoreland
1814–
Huldah Westmoreland
1816–1884
Angelina Westmoreland
1819–1885

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1805
Alabama, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(18)

    Joel Westmoreland

    Male1764–Male

    Shadrick Westmoreland

    Male1766–Male

    William Shadrick Westmoreland

    Male1766–Male

    Isham Westmoreland

    Male1768–1803Male

    Peterson Westmoreland

    Male1770–1834Male

+13 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 0

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 4

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 24

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

A county of England, the "west-moor-land"

Sources (3)

  • Reuben Westmoreland, "United States War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910"
  • Reuben Westmoreland, "Find A Grave Index"
  • US Find a grave index 1600s to current

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