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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6.1 Micah Taul Fig. 6.2 Henry Clay Fig. 7.1 Battle of Lake Erie Fig. 7.1d Detail of Fig. 7.1 Fig. 7.2 "Remember the River Raisin!" Fig. 7.3 Replica cannons on the line of defense Fig. 7.4 Lewis Cook with replica cannon Fig.
... with Anthony2 appointed as inspector 1785 Anthony2 bought 1000 acres 1785 Micah Taul born 1785-1788 Anthony2 was surveyor of the road 1790 Anthony2 sold 1000 acres 1790-1800 Anthony2 assembled 1180 acre plantation 1792 Kentucky ...
... Erie - September 10 1813 Taul's company, including Samuel Gholson, arrived at Lake Erie 1813 Battle of the Thames - October 5 1813 Tribes signed armistice agreement with General Harrison - Oct. 16 1814 Micah Taul elected to Congress ...
... and 2nd wife in Falls County 1850 Mary Ann (Albert's mother) was living with Albert's family 1 850 Micah Taul died - May 27 1850 Samuel still living with Brittanna in Harrison County 1850 Albert signed petition protesting selection ...
Mary "Molly" 3. Sarah "Sally" 4. Hteabetb "Betty" S. Samuel 1772-1852 b.Boletourt Co.,VA d.Hamson Co.,1X 6. John 7. James 8. Nancy 9. Catherine 'Kitty" 10. Benjamin 11. Dorothy "Dolly" m. Micah Taul Generation 6: Generation 7: JZ 1.
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