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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... Albert participated - Oct 28 1835 Battle of San Antonio - Dec 5-9; Milam was killed Dec 7, Albert was nearby 1836 Samuel and Albert voted for delegates to the convention at Washington-on-the-Brazos - Feb 1 1836 Texas declared its ...
1836 Election held for the new Republic of Texas; Albert and Samuel voted; Sam Houston defeated Henry Smith and Stephen F. Austin in a presidential election - Sept 5 1837 Samuel's son Alhanon killed in duel in Arkansas?
... built to Springfield - May 1851 Albert sold his land on Blue Ridge and moved to the west side of the Brazos 1 852 Albert charged in Falls County on two counts of assault with intent to kill - April 22 1852 Samuel died in Wood County ...
Smith, later led by Sul Ross - Mar 4 1860 Albert shot and killed at 42 by neighbor in Coryell County - June 10 1 860 Frank was with the company on an expedition against the Northern Comanches in the Wichita Mountains when he received ...
... Sam's cowhands kill Indian who stole their horses 1873 Frank scaled down his cattle operation 1873 Asa Langford, ... Jr. for murder - June 20 1874 Langford killed by a posse - Oct 1880 Sam bought into the Llano Cattle Company 1883 ...
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