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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A huge contribution was made by J. Marvin Hunter, editor and publisher of Frontier Times magazine in Bandera, Texas. His diligence and high standards gave us a very important source for the history of Texas and the Southwest, ...
Then they descended to the Shenandoah River (named by the Indians and meaning Daughter of the Stars) where they buried a bottle containing Virginia's claim to the land for King George I. For the next century, the American frontier was ...
Chapter 5: Over the Mountains to Kentucky Anthony2 moved his family to Kentucky in 1801 at age 68. ... to the frontier the American intellect owes its striking characteristics. That coarseness and strength combined with acuteness and ...
It was very important for the Americans to gain control of the Great Lakes, especially Erie and Ontario, because the lakes provided the best way to transport troops along the northern frontier. British control of the lakes had ...
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