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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... Anthony i Gholson born in Spotsylvania County about this time 1700-1799: 1705 Anthony i's son William born 1716 Virginia's Royal Governor Spotswood led his party out of Williamsburg to claim the Appalachian mountains for England and ...
... in America.44 The parents or grandparents of Anthony j Gholson of Virginia were on board one of those leaky little ships from England that arrived on the coast of America before Anthony i was born in Spotsylvania County around 1685.
His first recorded transaction was a purchase of 200 acres of land for fifty pounds of tobacco in Spotsylvania County, St. George Parish, in 1725, 10 which he and his wife Jane sold in 1739 to Zachary Lewis.11 In 1728, he obtained a ...
The inhabitants of the county are by them laid off into precincts, to each of which they allot a convenient portion of the ... to Anthony \ Gholson as caretaker and overseer of the road between 1727 and 1733 in Spotsylvania County.
1705-1800 Anthony i Gholson' s eldest son William was born around 1705 in Spotsylvania County. His first recorded transaction was the 1000-acre grant received jointly with his brother, Anthony, Jr. in 1728. He owned many slaves and many ...
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