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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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. 8.1 Covered wagon Fig. 9.1 Brazos River near the ...
... following Boone's trail - March 28 1775 Paul Revere' s ride - April 18 1775 Battle of Lexington, beginning of Revolutionary War - April 19 1775 Henderson's party arrived at Fort Boone - April 20 1775 Patrick Henry confronts Lord ...
... invasion - January 1 78 1 Battle of Guilford Court House 1783 Anthony 2 served on a jury 1783 Anthony2 purchased 200 acres in Fayette County 1784 Anthony2 purchased 680 acres 1784 House built for reception of deer skins and hemp, ...
... to rendezvous in August 1813 Perry defeated British fleet in Battle of Lake 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 ...
... surrender and return to Mexico - June 29 1835 Battle of Gonzales, Albert Gholson participated - October 2 1835 Texans left Gonzales for San Antonio with cannon to confont General Cos 1835 Samuel Gholson signed a deed in Nashville, ...
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