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 Robert Santiesteban and Carol M. Finney at Texas General Land Office for their expertise and assistance in helping me to obtain copies of early Texas land grants and related maps. To John Anderson and Eddie Williams at the Texas ...
March 1851 Albert appointed as a reviewer for road to be built to Springfield - May 1851 Albert sold his land on Blue ... two joined the coalition to conduct war upon the settlers 1857-73 Indian wars 1858 Post office established in the ...
3.1 - Sample comer of land grant to Anthony Gholston for 1000 acres by King George II. State Records, Land Office (RG4) Register of the Land Office, Original Patents and Grants 1728- 1933, Patent Book 13: 1725-1730 [Microfilm Reel 12] ...
... Abraham's father.20 The road remained the same until Isaac Shelby took office as governor of Kentucky, ... who was then sixty -two years old, poor and without land, wrote to the Governor to ask for the job.27 Daniel had never been ...
young Micah worked diligently and advanced quickly in the office of Captain Bullock.19 Wayne County was ... He had previously purchased a valuable tract of land and plantation five miles N.E. of Monticello on the road to Pulaski.
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