Polly Ann Elizabeth Westmoreland

9 February 1831–24 October 1911 (Age 80)
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Polly Ann Elizabeth

When Polly Ann Elizabeth Westmoreland was born on 9 February 1831, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, her father, Andrew Westmoreland, was 31 and her mother, Temperance Johnson, was 28. She married Jeremiah Gilbert on 5 March 1848, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 24 October 1911, in Greenville, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Gilbert
1830–
Polly Ann Elizabeth Westmoreland
1831–1911
Marriage: 5 March 1848
Monroe Gilbert
1848–1921
Cicero Gilbert
1849–1923
Francis Gilbert
1852–1919
Nancy Gilbert
1856–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 March 1848
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
children

(4)

    Monroe Gilbert

    Male1848–1921Male

    Cicero Gilbert

    Male1849–1923Male

    Francis Gilbert

    Female1852–1919Female

    Nancy Gilbert

    Female1856–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

    James Riley Westmoreland

    Male1823–1907Male

    Julia Ann Rebecca Westmoreland

    Female1824–1861Female

    Dennis Durham Westmoreland

    Male1826–1905Male

    Mark Phillip Westmoreland

    Male1828–1852Male

    Female1831–1911Female

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1835 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail

Age 4

On August 31, 1835, in Charleston, South Carolina an angry mob takes control over the U-S mail and burns it in public.
1860

Age 29

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.

Name Meaning

Northern English: regional name for someone from the former country of this name, originally named in Old English as Westmōringaland ‘territory of the people living west of the moors (i.e. the Pennines)’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Polly A Gilbert in household of Jerry Gilbert, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Pollia Ann Westmorland in entry for Francis Wofford, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"
  • Polly Westmoreland in entry for Monroe Gilbert, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

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