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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... Pleasant Hill, California; Fort Worth Public Library; Institute of Texan Cultures; Kentucky Historical Society; New England Historic Genealogical Society; San Antonio Public Library; State Library of North Carolina; Sutro Library, ...
This and other references to Gholsons in England can be found in James M. Black's book, The Families and Descendants in America of Golsan, Golson, Gholson, Gholston, Virginia Baker Mitchell's Gholson and Allied Families, and the Revised ...
... Cabot, Vasco da Gama, Magellan 1517 The Reformation 1572 Dr. Theodore Gulston born 1578 Humphrey Gilbert obtained a charter from Queen Elizabeth to colonize 1585 Walter Raleigh established Virginia 1588 England defeated the Spanish ...
... mountains for England and to stop the advance of the French in the interior 1 724 Church of England had very little competition remaining 1725 Anthony i's first recorded transaction of a purchase of 200 acres in Spotsylvania County, ...
At the same time, the flow of products and silver into Europe from America caused extreme inflation and made life in the Old World more and more difficult.' Theodore Gulston was a child in England in 1578 when an Englishman named ...
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