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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15.1 B. F. Gholson and wife Adeline Fig. 15.2 Beef Pen Spring Fig. 15.3 Earliest known photo of B. F. Gholson house Fig. 15.4 Early photo of B. F. Gholson house Fig. 15.5 Dish fragment found in the rubble Fig. 15.6 B. F. Gholson house, ...
1739 Anthony! and his wife Jane sold the 200 acres to Zachary Lewis 1740 Anthony i bought 400 acres from John Chew and wife 1744 Anthony i named as guardian to Hannah Durram 1744 Anthony i sold 120 acres 1747-1774 William bought and ...
1763 Anthony i executed deeds of gift 1764 Anthony! died; wife Jane executed deed of gift 1764-1786 Eleven children born to Anthony2 and wife Elizabeth 1765 Stamp Act 1 767 Tax on tea 1768-1786 Anthony2 rented land from George ...
1826 Isaac West, Jr., purchased Samuel's interest in the firm of Gholson and Bradberry in Arkansas 1 826 Micah moved his family to Alabama 1827 Micah' s wife Dorothy died 1829 Micah' s son Thomas was murdered 1829 Samuel's son Alvades ...
Nimrod Doyle in the Robertson County Volunteer Rangers; also Samuel, same dates - Mar 8-Jun 10 1839 Mary Ann Gholson (Samuel's wife?) married William Carson in Madison County, Tennessee - Dec 10 1 840 Deed from Samuel Gholson to son ...
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