Gholson Road: Revolutionaries and Texas Rangers
GHOLSON ROAD is the well-documented story of one family's role in American history, from early Virginia through early Texas during the period of the Old West. Anthony2 fought with the Virginia militia in the Revolutionary War and leased land from George Washington. In 1801, at age 68, he moved his family west to Kentucky.
Samuel, son of Anthony2, fought in the War of 1812, participating in the Battle of the Thames and the Battle of New Orleans, moved to Arkansas Territory, then to Texas, arriving in 1832 with his son Albert. They were members of Robertson's Colony while Texas was still a part of Mexico and were among the early Texas Rangers. Albert fought in most of the battles of the Texas Revolution and survived many Indian fights, only to be killed by a neighbor. His sons, Sam and Frank, were also Texas Rangers, protecting the settlers and helping to retrieve several Indian captives. The brothers were persuaded to become Confederate soldiers by a lynch mob that threatened to kill them and their young wives if they did not. After the Civil War, they were involved in the cattle industry and the trail drives of the late 1800s.
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... Jacket) Library of Congress Control Number: 2003097328 This book is printed on acid free paper. Printed in the United States of America Bloomington, IN IstBooks - rev. 12/15/03 In memory of my father and mother Who always believed.
... xxxv PART ONE: VIRGINIA AND KENTUCKY CHAPTER 1 : THE IMMIGRANTS 3 CHAPTER 2: LIFE IN EARLY VIRGINIA 1600-1800 1 1 CHAPTER 3: VIRGINIA - THE PLANTERS AND THE LAND 26 CHAPTER 4: VIRGINIANS IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 38 CHAPTER 5: OVER ...
GHOLSON ROAD tells the story of selected important events in the history of America, and the parts played by Anthony ... If I had known that my greatgrandfathers participated in the American and Texas revolutions, I would have paid more ...
My travels took me to a number of different cities where I used the following libraries and manuscript collections, and my research was made easier by helpful staff members: Center for American History in Austin, Texas; ...
Mr. Gholson's grandson, Theodore Roosevelt Gholson, also spent many hours interviewing his grandfather and typing the interviews, which somehow found their way to the Center for American History. Samuel Sullivan Gholson wrote a lengthy ...
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