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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... murdered Zebulon Edmiston in Clark County, Arkansas 1832 Samuel and son Albert left Jackson, Tennessee, for Texas - April 3 1 832 Samuel and Albert reached San Felipe - July 29 1832 Charles Cocke apprehended in Texas and extradicted ...
Williams' new company of rangers at San Saba - Oct 2 1858 Frank and Sam helped bury the Jackson family - Oct 28 1858 Frank with ranger party struck the trail of the Indians with the kidnapped Jackson children - Nov 6 1858 Jackson ...
... or traits called out elsewhere because of the existence of the frontier.1 ~ Frederick Jackson Turner Many hunters had already passed through Cumberland Gap on the way to the good hunting grounds in Kentucky when Daniel Boone and his ...
General Harrison had replaced General Hull in the Northwest and Andrew Jackson was coming forth as the leader in the Southwest. Troops were paid more and legislation had been passed to make the army operate more efficiently.24 Micah ...
... America from a seaport.59 Andrew Jackson had assumed command of the Gulf Coast region in May of 1814. In November, he attacked 81 GHOLSONROAD.
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