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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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 ...
... 1629 King Charles I dissolved Parliament in England 1632 Dr. Theodore Gulston died in his home in St. Martin's on Ludgate Hill 1632 Seventeen laws passed in Virginia - Church of England 1634 Dr. Gulston' s brother John was a Justice ...
... 770 Boston Massacre 1770-71 Daniel and his brother spent the winter hunting, trapping and exploring in southern Kentucky 1771 Daniel and brother left Kentucky for home in March 1771 Letter written by George Washington to his brother ...
... the sister of his brother's wife - Jul 18; reared nine children 1862 Sam joined the company of Capt Gallasby [Gillespie?] to muster Oct 5 in Lampasas 1862 Sam and Frank narrowly escaped death at the hands of a mob - Oct 1862 Hanging ...
Unfortunately, Gilbert died when his ship sank, but his half-brother Walter Raleigh carried on alone, establishing in 1585 a colony that he called Virginia, in honor of the queen. That attempt did not succeed, nor did one two years ...
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