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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... Coryell County Genealogical Society; Daughters of the Republic of Texas; Falls County Historical Commission; ... Texas State Historical Association; Virginia Genealogy Society; Wayne County (Kentucky) Historical Society; ...
1778 Anthony2 lived in Beverley Manor, Augusta County, Virginia, where he bought 374 acres 1779 Anthony2 had sold the 374 ... Wayne County, Kentucky, established 1801 Anthony2 sold 1 180 acres in Virginia 1801 Anthony2, with family and ...
1801 Samuel Gholson married Mary Ann "Polly" Slaton - June 24 1802 Anthony2 purchased 105-acre tract in Wayne County 1 803 Louisiana purchase ratified 1804 Anthony2 helped organize Big Sinking Baptist Church 1 807 Anthony2 purchased ...
... Botetourt County encompassed the area which is now several counties in Virginia, part of West Virginia, and the entire ... tract entered in his name in Fayette County, then in 1802 there is a 105-acre tract entered in Wayne County, ...
... Wayne County had just been created, the first meeting of the county court having been held in March of that year. A log building was constructed for a courthouse and fifteen-year-old Micah Taul was appointed clerk of both courts, ...
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