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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... War 1756 Collins' troop joined the Culpeper County Militia to fight the Indians above Winchester 1757 Joseph Collins died 1761 Anthony i sold the remaining 280 acres 1763 Anthony i executed deeds of gift 1764 Anthony! died; xxvi.
... and others in Indian fight in Taylor County 1871 Frank and Asa Langford, Sr., posted bond for Thomas Holly 1871 Sam ... built rock house 1873 Sam Gholson met young James Gillette - spring 1873 Gholson' s outfit fights Indians on the ...
Fighting the powerful Crown was the last thing on their minds. ... If we wish to be free — if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending . . . we must fight! I repeat it, sir, ...
From earliest youth, Patrick Henry liked a good fight.17 With French, Spanish and Dutch assistance, the Patriot militia began collecting powder and supplies at Concord, where the Massachusetts assembly had reconvened contrary to the ...
The uniform would leave no doubt in the minds of the delegates that Washington was ready for a fight.19 On June 15, he was appointed general and commander in chief of the Continental troops, to the dismay of John Hancock, ...
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