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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... near Sweetwater - Nov 9 1858 Reached Camp Colorado with the Jackson children - Nov 16 1858 Langford Cemetery established 1859 Son born to Albert and 2nd wife in Coryell County 1859 Albert found his sons in Capt.
They followed an old Indian trail down to a ford on the Cumberland River and continued until they eventually reached Red Lick Fork, where they made their camp.4 Fig. 5.2 - Cumberland Gap, steel engraving by S. V.. 51 GHOLSONROAD.
By the time they made it back to camp, the camp had been plundered and their hunting companions had started home, so they did the sensible thing and resumed hunting. They had been hunting for a few weeks when Daniel's brother named ...
Daniel Boone's son explored the Rocky Mountains and he and his party "are said to have been the first to camp on the present site of Denver. His grandson, Col. A. J. Boone, of Colorado, was a power among the Indians of the Rocky ...
39 The science of medicine was in its very early stages, cleanliness was hard to enforce in the camps, and epidemics were common. He did not specify the nature of his illness, but diseases such as "dysentery, typhoid fever, pneumonia, ...
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