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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14.1 A Drove of Texas Cattle Crossing a Stream Fig. 15.1 B. F. Gholson and wife Adeline Fig. 15.2 Beef Pen Spring Fig. 15.3 Earliest known photo of B. F. Gholson house Fig. 15.4 Early photo of B. F. Gholson house Fig.
Then Uncle Prep would load his old pickup with bales of hay to feed the cattle and I would ride around with him while he scattered the bales around the pasture. Uncle Prep always had a couple of huge black and tan 'coon hounds.
... Frank's horses - Apr 1873 Sam's cowhands kill Indian who stole their horses 1873 Frank scaled down his cattle operation 1873 Asa Langford, Jr. and Richard Dublin worked for Joe Franks' outfit 1874 Capias for arrest of Asa Langford, ...
The hogs ran loose in the woods and when they were butchered, no part of them was wasted.5 Cattle were highly valued and became the first industry for American farmers,6 but protecting them from rustlers and wolves was difficult.7 ...
On August 8, 1763, Anthony i executed a deed of gift to his son John for one lot of land purchased from Nathaniel Geer, the slaves Judy and Ben, all of his stock of horses and cattle, and all of the remainder of his estate.28 Jane then ...
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