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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To John Anderson and Eddie Williams at the Texas State Archives for their help with photographs and documents. Ms. Williams has now retired, and I wish her a long and happy retirement. To Ronald Gholson, for the hundreds of hours spent ...
... 1629 King Charles I dissolved Parliament in England 1632 Dr. 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 ...
... acres to Zachary Lewis 1740 Anthony i bought 400 acres from John Chew and wife 1744 Anthony i named as guardian to Hannah Durram 1744 Anthony i sold 120 acres 1747-1774 William bought and sold many tracts of land 1750 Joseph Collins ...
... Albert married Elydia Anderson, born 1822 in Missouri - December 1838- 9 Samuel lived in Robertson County 1839 Indians attacked the homes of George Morgan and John Marlin; Bryant's defeat - Jan 1839 A. G. Golston, 2nd Lt under Capt.
... partners with G. K. Elkins from 1869-1871 1 870 Frank moved to Gholson Gap and bought 244 acres from Sam Sneed for $400 cash- Oct 12 1 870 Sam, John M. Elkins, and others in Indian fight in Taylor County 1871 Frank and Asa Langford, ...
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