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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4.1 Patrick Henry Fig. 4.2 George Washington . . . British Colonial Colonel Fig. 5.1 Daniel Boone Fig. 5.2 Cumberland Gap Fig. 5.3 Anthony2 Gholson home Fig. 6.1 Micah Taul Fig. 6.2 Henry Clay Fig. 7.1 Battle of Lake Erie Fig.
... Theodore Gulston died in his home in St. Martin's on Ludgate Hill 1632 Seventeen laws passed in Virginia - Church of England 1634 Dr. Gulston' s brother John was a Justice of the Peace in England 1634 Henry Gouldson and family left ...
... 1 774 Request to English Parliament to repeal acts passed in previous decade 1775 Daniel led a party to blaze a trail through the wilderness - March 10 1775 Patrick Henry's speech - March 23 1775 Colonel Henderson left for Kentucky, ...
1836 Election held for the new Republic of Texas; Albert and Samuel voted; Sam Houston defeated Henry Smith and Stephen F. Austin in a presidential election - Sept 5 1837 Samuel's son Alhanon killed in duel in Arkansas?
On November 6, 1596, a will was proved in England, mentioning one Anthony Goulson among the friends of the deceased, John Davenaunte.46 • Henry Gouldson, age 43; Ann, his wife, age 45; Ann Gouldslon (sic), age 18; and Mary Gouldson, ...
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