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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3.1 Sample corner of land grant to Anthony] Fig. 4.1 Patrick Henry Fig. 4.2 George Washington . . . British Colonial Colonel Fig. 5.1 Daniel Boone Fig. 5.2 Cumberland Gap Fig. 5.3 Anthony2 Gholson home Fig. 6.1 Micah Taul Fig.
There are several of those in existence about the Gholson family, including an excellent updated version of the Mitchell book, compiled by Ronald Lee Gholson, the pages of which contain thousands of names of the descendants of Anthony i ...
... Humphrey Gilbert obtained a charter from Queen Elizabeth to colonize 1585 Walter Raleigh established Virginia 1588 England defeated the Spanish Armada 1596 Will proved in England mentioned Anthony Goulson 1600-1699: 1604 King James ...
... Berkeley opposes educating the common people 1 675 William Goulston listed in shippers by the Joanna from London for Virginia 1685 Anthony i Gholson born in Spotsylvania County about this time 1700-1799: 1705 Anthony i's son William ...
1763 Anthony i executed deeds of gift 1764 Anthony! died; wife Jane executed deed of gift 1764-1786 Eleven children born to Anthony2 and wife Elizabeth 1765 Stamp Act 1 767 Tax on tea 1768-1786 Anthony2 rented land from George ...
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