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
Polly Ann Elizabeth Westmoreland
Marriage: 5 March 1848
Monroe Gilbert
Cicero Gilbert
Francis Gilbert
Nancy Gilbert

Spouse and Children

5 March 1848
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States


    Monroe Gilbert


    Cicero Gilbert


    Francis Gilbert


    Nancy Gilbert


Parents and Siblings



    James Riley Westmoreland


    Julia Ann Rebecca Westmoreland


    Dennis Durham Westmoreland


    Mark Phillip Westmoreland



+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.

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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