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 ...
... of Burgesses - May 1 775 Washington appointed general and commander in chief of Continental troops - June 1 5 1 775 Anthony2 signed petition in Berkeley County, West Virginia, protesting an election 1775-1786 William's first wife, ...
... naval forces on Erie and Ontario - September 1812 Chauncey turned Lake Erie over to young Commodore Perry 1813 Deeds of gift signed by Anthony2 1813 Taul's troops returned home - March 1813 Kentucky troops called up again in June, ...
... appeared to be over, British troops in Boston fired on a group of civilians who were throwing snowballs at them on March 5, 1770, killing five, and the Boston Massacre added fuel to the revolutionary zeal of Samuel Adams and others.
... suspending the Massachusetts assembly and closing the port, and ordered that troops be quartered in the other colonies to maintain order. Instead of isolating the resisters as Britain hoped, these actions brought them together.
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