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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1 660 Virginia and Maryland began passing laws banning interracial marriages and forbidding blacks to own property; also forbade blacks to bear arms or travel without written permission 1 670 Increase in the number of slaves 1 670 Plows ...
... Kentucky, established 1801 Anthony2 sold 1 180 acres in Virginia 1801 Anthony2, with family and slaves, crossed the mountains to Kentucky from Virginia - one of the founders of the town of Monticello 1801 Anthony2 donated land for ...
The Southern equivalent of the indentured servant was the multitude of slaves brought by shiploads from Africa54 who had to endure much more horrible conditions than the colonists who came voluntarily.55 There were also prisoners sent ...
Because the social life was so important, music, dancing and etiquette were essential skills for a young woman to acquire.60 Although the slaves relieved southern women of most of the manual labor, great skill was required to maintain ...
... crops, the weather, and the like, with bets being enforced as contracts by the courts.91 In managing a plantation, the planter would oversee every detail, but if he owned slaves, it was the slaves who did all of the work, ...
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