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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... Northern Front activities Map 5 Index map for Texas Maps 6-14 Map 6 Robertson's Colony 1834-1835 Map 7 Samuel Gholson's original Texas grant for one labor of land Map 8 Albert Gholson's original Texas grant for 1/4 league of land ...
Samuel Sullivan Gholson wrote a lengthy autobiography, relating his trail drive experiences and some of the events he shared with his brother, B. F. Gholson, such as their narrow escape from the hangman's noose as a result of mob rule ...
In most instances, the primary sources matched the eyewitness accounts amazingly well, the most notable exception being the stories told by Samuel Gholson, one of the first Texans. I have not changed, added, or omitted anything in an ...
... Daniel and brother left Kentucky for home in March 1771 Letter written by George Washington to his brother Samuel Washington discussing the best way to collect Anthony2 Gholson's rent 1 772 Samuel Gholson born in Botetourt County, ...
Revolutionaries and Texas Rangers Donna Gholson Cook ... first county clerk of Wayne County - March 16 1801 Micah married Dorothy Gholson, daughter of Anthony 2 - May 20 1801 Samuel Gholson married Mary Ann "Polly" Slaton - June xxviii.
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