Gholson Road: Revolutionaries and Texas Rangers

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AuthorHouse, Dec 19, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 428 pages
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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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Contents

TEXAS RANGERS AND INDIANS
176
VIGILANTE JUSTICE MOB RULE AND CIVIL
245
THE STOCKMAN AND THE DROVER
259
B F GHOLSON HOME FAMILY
281
EPILOGUE
298
APPENDIX 1
305
APPENDIX 2
316
BIBLIOGRAPHY
357

ROBERTSONS COLONY
102
THE REPUBLIC OF TEXASEARLY TEXAS
113
TEXAS BECOMES A STATERESTLESS YEARS
163
INDEX
366
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Donna Gholson Cook was born in San Angelo, Texas, with Texas roots six generations deep. Her love of the history of the Old West was fueled by family stories about her great-grandfather, one of the first Texas Rangers. Spare time in her teenage years was spent reading western books and riding horses. Her spare time in recent years has been used to research her Gholson ancestors, who were not only among the first Texas colonists, but the first American colonists as well, crossing paths with many famous Americans in their journey. GHOLSON ROAD will give the reader a glimpse into the lives of some of the Americans who fought to create this great nation and to maintain our freedom.

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