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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... a Troop of Horse 1750 Voyage described by Gottfried Mittelberger 1754-63 French and Indian War 1756 Collins' troop joined the Culpeper County Militia to fight the Indians above Winchester 1757 Joseph Collins died 1761 Anthony i sold ...
... when thrown by a horse 1 830 Mexican government issued a decree to ban further immigration to Texas from America and to control slavery 1 83 1 Charles Cocke, codefendant in rape trial, murdered Zebulon Edmiston in Clark County, ...
... horse camp; while hunting for horses, he found the leader of the mob that tried to hang him and took care of him - Feb 10; Gen. Magruder ordered him and the other two horse hunters brought in; Sam evaded capture and deserted xxxiii.
two horse hunters brought in; Sam evaded capture and deserted until Aug 1864 1863 2nd Texas Cavalry under Gen. Tom Green defeated Banks - Jun 15 1864 Frank deserted - Feb 2 1864 Sam rejoined the Confederate Army in Arkansas - Aug 1865 ...
Methods of combating the darkness included wearing light-colored clothing or riding a white horse, but accidents ... "People fell into ditches, ponds and rivers and off bridges; they were thrown by horses unfamiliar with dark paths.
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