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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Revolutionaries and Texas Rangers Donna Gholson Cook ... MOB RULE, AND CIVIL WAR TEXAS 245 CHAPTER 14: THE STOCKMAN AND THE DROVER 259 CHAPTER 15: B. F. GHOLSON HOME & FAMILY 281 EPILOGUE 298 APPENDIX 1 305 APPENDIX 2 316 CHAPTER NOTES ...
Revolutionaries and Texas Rangers Donna Gholson Cook. Fig. 12.4 Population of an Indian Village Moving Fig. ... 15.3 Earliest known photo of B. F. Gholson house Fig. 15.4 Early photo of B. F. Gholson house Fig. 15.5 Dish fragment found ...
I would also like to express my appreciation to the following: To David and Binnie Hoffman, historical architects, for purchasing the deteriorating rock house built by B. F. Gholson, and for undertaking the most authentic restoration ...
His diligence and high standards gave us a very important source for the history of Texas and the Southwest, and specifically, the activities of the early Texas Rangers, including B. F. Gholson. Mr. Gholson's grandson, Theodore ...
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