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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... of land 1750 Joseph Collins took the oath as Captain of a Troop of Horse 1750 Voyage described by Gottfried Mittelberger 1754-63 French and Indian War 1756 Collins' troop joined the Culpeper County Militia to fight the Indians above ...
... Defeat of Napoleon in the spring allowed Britain to focus on America 1814 British burned the White House - August 24 1814 British attacked Fort McHenry - September 14 1814 Samuel Gholson enlisted in Captain Vickery's company - Nov.
Captain John Smith became the leader of the colony and the "marriage of his lieutenant John Rolfe with Pocahontas, the daughter of the Indian chief Powhatan, caused a sensation in the English capital."11 Powhatan managed to maintain ...
His first wife was Captain Joseph Collins' daughter Susannah, who died between 1775 and 1786. His second wife's name was Joan, but the names of her parents are unknown.30 William and Susannah had at least seven children, ...
In 1778, Anthony2 lived in Beverley Manor, Augusta County, where he bought 374 acres, which he sold in 1779.40 He was a member of Captain Tate's Augusta County militia during the Revolutionary War.41 Then in 1779, ...
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