|i.||MARY5 GOLSAN, m. CHRISTIAN STALEY.|
|ii.||ELIZABETH GOLSAN, m. JACOB INABIT.|
|iii.||SAMUEL GOLSAN, m. RACHAEL ZEIGLER.|
|iv.||JOHN LEWIS GOLSAN, m. ELIZABETH ROBINSON.|
|vi.||SARAH GOLSAN, m. ISAIAH LAW CAPT..|
|vii.||CHARLES T. GOLSAN, m. CAROLINE.|
|i.||JOHN5 GHOLSON, m. ANN LAREY.|
|iii.||LEWIS GHOLSON, m. MARTHA A. WHETSTONE.|
|iv.||EMANUEL GHOLSON, m. CATHERINE STOUDENMIRE.|
|v.||DAUGHTER 2 GOLSAN.|
|vi.||DAUGHTER 3 GOLSAN.|
|vii.||DAUGHTER 4 GOLSAN.|
|viii.||GASPAR GOLSAN, m. ANN BAXTER POU.|
|ix.||SARAH GOLSAN, m. JACOB STOUDENMIRE.|
|x.||MARY GOLSAN, m. MR. HOOK.|
|xi.||CHARLES W. GOLSAN, m. ELIZA CAROLINE RUMPH.|
|xii.||WYATT G.M. GOLSAN, m. MARTHA M. KNIGHT.|
|ii.||MARGARET GHOLSON, m. GEORGE W. MOORE.|
|iii.||NANCY GHOLSON, m. MR. HUTCHINSON.|
|iv.||SUSAN GHOLSON, m. ANDREW MCBEATH.|
|v.||MELINDA GHOLSON, m. THOMAS W. AMENT.|
|vii.||ANNA GHOLSON, m. PETER HUSSEY.|
|i.||MILTON G.5 GHOLSON, m. MARIA LOUISA ROGERS.|
More About MILTON G. GHOLSON:|
Burial: spouse 1. Maria Louisa Roger
Military Service: spouse 2. Sarah Margaret Vance
|i.||ARISTUS H.5 GHOLSON, b. 1807, Pulaski County, Kentucky; d. Wayne County ,Kentucky; m. (1) REBECCA KELLY; m. (2) ELIZABETH, 05 March 1849, Cherokee Co., Texas; m. (3) MARTHA SMITH, 18 June 1850, Cherokee Co., Texas.|
|ii.||JULIA HAYDEN, m. JOSHUA BUSTER, 1817.|
|iii.||BARTHOLOMEW HAYDEN , JR., m. BARBARA HYPES, 1801.|
|i.||ANGELINE5 GHOLSON, b. 1804, Kentucky; d. Aft. 1860, Sebastian Co., Arkansas; m. JENKIN WILLIAMS, Abt. 1822, Kentucky, Tennessee.|
Notes for ANGELINE GHOLSON:|
!CENSUS: 1850 Crawford County Arkansas; Big Creek Township; Folio 286b; Dwelling 39; Family 39; conducted on 26 October 1850; FHL 2479. Information from 1850 Census: Angelina WILLIAMS, Farmer, $500, 45, KY; Eliza WILLIAMS, 21, laborer, AR; Amanda WILLIAMS, 18, AR; Benjamin F. WILLIAMS, 18, AR; Alexander H. WILLIAMS, 16, AR; George W. WILLIAMS, 11, AR; Robert H. WILLIAMS, 9, AR; Norma BATTENBURG, 3, AR.
!CENSUS: 1860 Sebastian County Arkansas, Big Creek Township, Page 1093, Dwelling 983, Family 955, Lines 36-38, 14 Aug 1860. Information from 1860 Census: Angeline WILLIAMS, 56, f, Farmer, $400, $150, KY; George WILLIAMS, 21, m, $200, AR; Robert WILLIAMS, 20, m, $250, AR
Biography: From recollections of Benjamin Franklin GHOLSON.
Notes for JENKIN WILLIAMS:
!CENSUS: 1830 Crawford County Arkansas, Big Creek Township, Page 51, Line 12.
Information from 1830 Census: Jenkin WILLIAMS, head of household.
1 male 20 < 30
1 male 30 < 40 - Jenkin WILLIAMS, b. 1790/1800
1 male 40 < 50
1 female < 5 - Amanda WILLIAMS, b. 1830
1 female < 5 - Eliza WILLIAMS, b. 1828
1 female 5 < 10 - female WILLIAMS, b. 1820-1825
1 female 20 < 30 - Angeline WILLIAMS, b. 1804
!CENSUS: 1840 Crawford County Arkansas, Big Creek Township, Page 99, Line 10.
Information from 1840 Census: Jenkin WILLIAMS, head of household.
1 male < 5 - Robert WILLIAMS, b. 1840
1 male < 5 - George W. WILLIAMS, b. 1838
1 male < 5
1 male 5 < 10 - Alexander H. WILLIAMS, b. 1834
1 male 5 < 10 - Benjamin F. WILLIAMS, b. 1832
1 male 40 < 50 - Jenkin WILLIAMS, b. 1790/1800
1 female 10 < 15 - Amanda WILLIAMS, b. 1830
1 female 10 < 15 - Eliza WILLIAMS, b. 1828
1 female 15 < 20
1 female 30 < 40 - Angeline WILLIAMS, b. 1804
|ii.||ALVADES GHOLSON, b. 1805, Kentucky; d. 1829, Illinois.|
Notes for ALVADES GHOLSON:|
Biography: From recollections of Benjamin Franklin GHOLSON.
|iii.||ALHAMON GHOLSON, b. 1808, Kentucky; d. 1827, Santa Fe, New Mexico.|
Notes for ALHAMON GHOLSON:|
Biography: From recollections of Benjamin Franklin GHOLSON.
|iv.||ELVIRA GHOLSON, b. 1809, Kentucky; d. 1826.|
Notes for ELVIRA GHOLSON:|
Biography: From recollections of Benjamin Franklin GHOLSON.
|v.||ALBERT G. GHOLSON, b. 25 May 1818, Paducah, Livingston Co., Kentucky; d. 10 June 1860, Coryell Co.,Texas; m. (1) ELYDIA REBECCA ANDERSON, 19 June 1839, Robertson Co., Texas; m. (2) MARY ANN MATHEWS, 28 May 1846, Robertson Co., Texas.|
Notes for ALBERT G. GHOLSON:|
!LAND: Harrison Co., TX Land Deeds, Book A, Page 97. George W. MORGAN having served "faithfully and honorable for the Term of Twelve months from the 11th day of Septr. 1836 until the first July 1837 and having bee honorably Discharged is entitled to Twelve hundred and Eighty Acres of Bounty Land for which this is his Certificate and the said George W. MORGAN is entitled to hold said Land or to sell alienate convey and donate the same and to excercise [sic] all rights of ownership over it . . . 29 Dec 1838." Signed A. Sidney JOHNSTON, Secretary of War. Book A, Page 97-98. George W. MORGAN of Harrison Co. to A. G. GHOLSON of the same place. For $275.00, MORGAN sold to GHOLSON all "my right title interest and claim in & to the within Certificate and do by these presents authorize the commissioner of the General Land office to Issue a Pattent [sic] in the name of the said A. G. GHOLSON . . . to the quantity of Land that be secured by this Certificate . . . 12th day of June A.D. 1840." Signed: G. W. MORGAN. Witnessed: Thomas ROSS, Sam GHOLSON. Book A, Page 98-99. A. G. GHOLSON of Harrison Co., TX to Samuel GHOLSON. For $640.00, A. G. GHOLSON sold to Samuel GHOLSON "all my right Title & Interest in and to the above Souldiers [sic] Certificate of Twelve hundred and Eighty acres of Land and Also authorize the commissioner of the General Land office to Issue the patent in the name of Samuel GHOLSON . . . 22 September A.D. 1840." Signed: A.G. GHOLSON. Witnessed: Daniel G. HESTER, P. M. MAY. Book A, Page 103. (Same deed as recorded in Robertson Co., TX records, volume C, Page 482.) Book A, Page 104-105. "I, Samuel GHOLSON for and in consideration of the Sum of nine hundred and Eighty Dollars to me in hand paid I have this day constituted and appointed & by these presents do constitute And Appointed Albert G. GHOLSON my Freed & Lawful attorney Iravocably [sic] in fact to do all and singular what is necessary to be done in procuring a Deed in fee Simple from Mary PETERSON for one Equal undivided half of a League of Land to be divided agreeably to quantity & quality . . . 22 day of September A.D. 1840" Signed: Saml. GHOLSON. Witnessed: P. M. MAY, Daniel G. HESTER.
!MILITARY: Mrs. Frances T. Ingmire, comp., "Texas Ranger Service Records, 1830-1846," Page 54. "GOLSTON, A. G., 2nd Lt., Comm. Off: DOYLE, N. Capt., Organ: Volunteer Rangers, Enlist: Mar. 8, 1839 in Robertson County, Disc. June 10, 1839, Ranger Muster Roll."
!CENSUS: R. V. Jackson, ed., "Texas 1830 to 1839 Census Index," (Bountiful, UT: Accelerated Indexing Systems, Inc., 1982). A. G. GHOLSON, Robertson Co., TX, no township listed, 1839.
!LAND: Robertson Co., TX Deeds, Book C, Page 482-3. 21 Sep 1840. Samuel GHOLSON of Harrison Co., TX to Albert G. GHOLSON of Harrison Co., TX and John CHISM of Nacogdoches Co., TX. For $500.00, S. GHOLSON sold to A. GHOLSON and CHISM land in Robertson Co., TX being 1/4 of a league of land equal halves to each, the league of land lying in the SE 1/4 of League #2 above the Aquilla, deeded to Samuel GHOLSON as his headright by virtue of emigration to and settlement in TX. Signed: Samuel GHOLSON. Witnessed: Daniel G. HESTER, P. M. MAY. Samuel GHOLSON acknowledged deed in Harrison Co., TX on 21 Sep 1840.
!LAND: Robertson Co., TX Deeds, Book C., Page 256-7. 24 Jan 1842. John WELCH of Robertson Co., TX bound to Albert G. GHOLSON of the same place for the sum of $5,000.00. Mortgage of land. Signed: John WELCH. Witnessed: James M. SPRINGFIELD, Wm. (X) ANGLIN.
!LAND: Robertson Co., TX Land Deeds, Volume C, Page 483. 17 Sep 1844. John PETERSON of Montgomery Co., TX, sole surviving heir of Mary PETERSON to Albert G. GHOLSON of Robertson Co., TX. For $500.00, PETERSON sold to GHOLSON right title and interest on 1514 acres of land lying in Robertson Co., TX, east of the Brazas River deeded by TX government to Mary PETERSON. Signed: John and Susan PETERSON. Witnessed: H. R. PATTERSON, Armsted ROGERS, Ezekiel (X) CURD. On 28 Nov 1844 Ezekiel CURD in Brazos Co., TX acknowledged that he saw John PETERSON sign his name to above deed.
!LAND: Robertson Co., TX Land Deeds, Volume D, Page 307. 23 Oct 1844. Samuel GHOLSON to Sterling C. ROBERTSON and Albert G. GHOLSON both of Robertson Co., TX. For $100.00, S. GHOLSON sold to ROBERTSON and A. GHOLSON land in Robertson Co., TX 1/4 of a league of land 1 equal 1/2 to each the said 1/4 of the leauge being the SE 1/4 of League #2 above the Aquilla which was deeded to Samuel GHOLSON by Commisioner G. H. STEELE as his headright by virtue of his emigration and settlement in TX. Land deed transacted by George W. HILL, Samuel GHOLSON's land agent. Signed: Samuel GHOLSON, by G. W. HILL, his atty. Witnessed: Albert G. GHOLSON (the same is presented before signing). George W. HILL, atty. for Samuel GHOLSON acknowledged deed in Robertson Co., TX on 23 Oct 1844.
!CENSUS: 1850 Limestone County, Texas; Precinct 5; Page 379a; Dwelling 371; Family 371; 26 Nov 1850. A. G. GOLSTON, 33, male, farmer, $4000, KY; Mary A. GOLSTON, 26, female, MO; Samuell G. GOLSTON, 10, male, TX, school; Benjamin F. GOLSTON, 8, male, TX, school; Eliza J. GOLSTON, 3, female, TX; Oakley GOLSTON, 1, male, TX; Mary GOLSTON, 66, female, $500, Virginia.
!CENSUS: 1860 Coryell County, Texas; Owl Creek Beat; PO Henson Creek; Page 282b and 283a; Dwelling 255; Family 255. A. G. GHOLSTON, 40, male, herdman, $10,000, $7,200, TN; Mary A. GHOLSTON, 34, female, MO; S. G. GHOLSTON, 19, male, waggoner, TX; Ben F. GHOLSTON, 17, male, herdsman, TX; Eliza GHOLSTON, 13, female, school, TX; Oakley GHOLSTON, 11, male, school, TX; James GHOLSTON, 1, male, TX.
!CENSUS: 1860 Coryell County, Texas Mortality Schedule; Owl Creek Beat; Page 2. Birthplace listed as Tennessee. Died June 1860 by gunshot wound. A William GHOLSTON was listed beneath him with same birthplace and same age - relationship unknown.
!ESTATE: Coryell County, Texas Probate Court Minutes, 1854-1877, Volume A, FHL 984717. Page 182. "This day came William F. LEMMON after filling his petition in the Clerks office . . . for Letters of Administration on the Estate of A. G. GHOLSON, deceased, late of the county of Coryell . . . " W. D. CRATES, William B. POWELL and John FARMER listed as appraisers of estate. 30 July 1860. Page 183. J. C. MILLS substituted in place of William B. POWELL as appraiser for A. G. GHOLSON estate. Page 186. William F. LEMMON posted bond of $22,000.00 as principal to administer the estate of A. G. GHOLSON. Dated 30 July 1860. Signed: W. F. LEMMON, R. P, KNOWLES, J. K. SHIPMAN, W. W. HAMMOCK. Approved 10 Aug 1860. Page 187. "I, W. F. LEMMON do solemnly swear that A. G. GHOLSON deceased died without leaving any lawful will so far as I know or believe . . ." Dated 30 Jul 1860, Filed 10 Aug 1860. Recorded 30 Aug 1860. Page 190-192. [COPIED] Saturday. September 29th day 1860. "Ordered and decreed by the Court that the Inventory Returned into court this day by W. F. LEMMON Administrator of the Estate of A. G. GHOLSTON, decd. be Received and the same be Recorded in the minutes of the court. It is further Ordered by the Court that all the Hogs and Corn belonging to the estate of A. G. GOLSON deceased be set a side for the use and benefit of his Widow & minor children. Also One Hundred Dollars for Groceries and Clothing together with the poor Law exemption . . ." Inventory and appraisement was recorded. Page 196-198. [COPIED] In the Matter of Sam & Frank GHOLSON, minors. John E. EVERETT was appointed guardian of Sam and Frank GHOLSON per their request. John E. EVERETT entered into bond with F. H. LUTTERLOH, Thomas KINSEY & G. W. TAYLOR as securities in the sum of $8,300.00 on 29 Oct 1860. In the Matter of A. G. GHOLSON, Decd. Wm. F. LEMMON, administrator of the estate of A. G. GHOLSON, decd. petitioned the court to sell four negroes, one yoke of oxen, beef cattle and stock cattle and horses "the Court being satisfied that it would be an advantage to the estate to sell said property. It is therefore Ordered and decreed . . . that the said LEMMON . . ." sell the aforementioned property. Page 200-201. [COPIED] In the Matter of Wm. LEMMON, admr. "Ordered & decreed by the Court that the additional Inventory of the Property of the estate of A. G. GHOLSON, decd. made out & returned by W. D. COATES & John FARMER as appraisers of said estate be Received & Recorded . . ." 1 Nov 1860. Additions were 28 head of cattle $168.00; 4 head horses $260.00. Page 204-210. [COPIED] Various appraisers were appointed for A. G. GHOLSON's estate in Erath Co., Hamilton Co., and McLennan Co., TX. Page 215-217. J. B. SAUNDERS presented a note against the Estate of A. G. GHOLSON, decd. for the sum of $4.70 dated 1860. Approved 28 Jan 1861 and allowed by W. F. LEMMON, admr. Drs. EMBRY and BRADFORD presented a note against the estate of A. G. GHOLSON, decd. for $16.00 dated 26 Jun 1860. Approved in full 28 Jan 1861 and allowed by W. F. LEMMON, admr. J. M. KILLOUGH & Co. at Waco, TX presented a note against the estate of A. G. GHOLSON, decd. in the sum of $22.29 dated 1859 and 1860. Examined and allowed by W. F. LEMMON, admr. 4 Feb 1861. Approved 4 Feb 1861. O. D. GRAHAM presented a note on 19 Feb 1861 against the estate of A. G. GHOLSON in the sum of $4.55. Amount was allowed by administrator of the estate and same day approved. Page 226-227. In the Matter of the Estate of A. G. GHOLSON, decd. "Ordered and decreed by the Court that William F. LEMMON administrator of the Estate of A. G. GHOLSON, decd. Be Required to advertise & sell stock and Beef cattle enough to pay off the debts of said estate & he is hereby authorized to sell said Beef steers to the best advantage to said estate at private sale if necessary." William OAKES presented a note against the estate of A. G. GHOLSON, decd. dated Feb 1860 in the amount of $30.00. Allowed by administrator April 29, 1861 approved by Chief Justice same date. Page 230-231. [COPIED] Inventory sale of A. G. GHOLSON, decd. Page 248-252. [COPIED] Samuel S. GHOLSON and B. F. GHOLSON's portion of the estate was received unto them and their guardianship settled with John E. EVERETT. B. F. GHOLSON then appointed S. S. GHOLSON as guardian. Page 254. [COPIED] S. S. GHOLSON appointed guardian of B. F. GHOLSON. Page 371-373. "Ordered and decreed by the Court that Wm. LEMMONS Adm. of the estate of A. G. GHOLSTON, decd. be removed upon the grounds that said Admin. has absented himself from the State of Texas for the period of 12 months or more without the permission of the Court." "Ordered and decreed by the Court that W. W. HAMMACK be and he is hereby appointed Administrator Pro tem of the Estate of Albert G. GHOLSTON, decd. in the place of Wm. LEMMONS removed and that he succeed in all the powers and duties that the former had after given Bond and qualifying as the law requires. Given under my hand and seal of the County Court at Gatesville this 27th Day of February A.D. 1866. J. W. MABERY, Chief Justice, Coryell County." W. W. HAMMACK gave bond in the sum of $10,000.00 with W. D. COATES and C. F. ADAMS as securities on 27 Feb 1866. Page 380. W. W. HAMMACK was appointed Administrator of the Estate of A. G. GHOLSTON, decd. on 26 March 1866. W. W. HAMMACK, principal. W. D. COATES, Geo. F. ADAMS, Hugh BATEY, as securities. Page 394. Thomas SCOTT presented a note for $32.42 against the estate of A. G. GHOLSTON, decd. Approved by Chief Justice on 16 Mar 1866. Recorded 15 Jun 1866. Page 395. Thomas SCOTT presented a note for $61.00 against the estate of A. G. GHOLSTON, decd. the Administrator and Chief Justice approved same on 16 Mar 1866. Recorded 15 Jun 1866. Page 452. "Ordered and decreed by the Court in Vacation that W. W. HAMMACK Adm. of the Estate of A. GHOLSON deceased is ordered to rent the house & farm belonging to said decedents estate lying & being situated in the County of McLelland [sic] state of Texas."
!ESTATE: Coryell County, Texas Probate Court Minutes, 1854-1877, Volume B1, FHL 984717. Page 120. Jan 1868. R. N. POLLARD presented a note to the court in vacation against the estate of A. G. GHOLSTON for the sum of $26.00. Page 121. Jan 1868. Samuel MILLS presented a note to the court in vacation against the estate of A. G. GHOLSTON, decd. for the sum of $54.00. Both notes were approved and ordered to be paid in due course of Administration. Page 127. Mar 1868. In the Estate of A. G. GHOLSTON, deceased. "Ordered by the Court that a tract of Land Situated in the county of McLellan belonging to said Estate be Sold by W. W. HAMMACK administrator of said Estate at the Court house down in the town of Waco on the first Tuesday in May 1868 on a Credit of Twelve months the purchaser giving Bond and approved Security with a lien uppon [sic] the Land to Secure the purchase money." Page 141. Apr 1868. W. W. HAMMACK, administrator of the estate of A. GHOLSTON, decd. presented annual exhibit. There were no details in this entry. Page 149-150. [COPIED] May 1868. Annual exhibit of the estate of A. G. GHOLSON by W. W. HAMMACK, administrator. Page 327-328. [COPIED] Nov 1869. W. W. HAMMACK, administrator of the estate of A. G. GHOLSTON, decd. was authorized to sell land to pay for debts against the estate. Page 351. Dec 1869. "Ordered by the Court that the Petition of Geo. F. ADAMS praying to be released from the Administrators bond of W. W. HAMMACK, Admr. of the Estate of A. G. GHOLSON, decd. And also in the Bond of the said HAMMACK as Admr. of the Estate of Nathan HOLBERT be approved and the Said Geo. F. ADAMS is hereby fully released from any responsibility as Security on either of the above named bonds. And the said W. W. HAMMACK is hereby ordered and required by this Court to give a new bond as Admr. of the Estates of A. G. GHOLSON, decd. and Nathan HOLBERT, decd." Page 382. February 1870. "Ordered by the Court that the Sale bill of 553 acres of land Sold in McLelan [sic] County on the first Tuesday in February 1870 by Wm. W. HAMMACK administrator of the estate of A. G. GHOLSTON deceased and presented into this Court by Said Wm. W. HAMMACK administrator as afforesaid [sic] within the time proscribed by law be in al things approved and ordered to be Spread of record. And it is further ordered by the Court that Said Wm. W. HAMMACK administrator as afforesaid [sic] be authorized and required to make a good and Sufficient title deed to the purchaser of Said 553 acre tract of land So Soon as Said purchaser Shall have in all things Complyed [sic] with the terms of Said Sale." Page 395. [COPIED] Feb 1870. Sale of 553 acres of land in McLennan Co., TX at $3.35 an acre. Page 406. [COPIED] Mar 1870. Mary A. GHOLSON, widow of A. G. GHOLSON, decd. requested and was approved a 200 acre homestead in Coryell Co., TX on Owl Creek to include all buildings and improvements "the said Homestead to be taken out of a Survey of Land situated on Owl creek known as the Cathmor Stamp 320 Acre Survey Abstract No. 373."
Book B2. Page 12. Nov 1870. A. G. GHOLSON's estate. "W. W. HAMMACK administrator of said Estate . . . made a return of Sale of the undivided interest of One hundred and sixty acres in the Six hundred and forty acres of land in Falls County known as the Allen J. MORRELL Tract. Said sale is approved and said Administrator is hereby ordered to make title to the purchaser . . ." Page 24. [COPIED] Nov 1870. 160 acres of the 630 acre Falls Co., TX tract sold to Wm. R. REAGARD in the sum of $250.00. Page 402. [COPIED] 7 Apr 1873. In the matter of the Guardianship of the Estate of the minor James A. GHOLSON. "This day personally came and appeared James A. GHOLSON 16 years of age and voluntarily Chose and Elected his mother Mrs. Mary A. GHOLSON Guardian of his estate . . ." Page 679. May 1877. Mrs. Mary A. GHOLSON, guardian of the estate of James A. GHOLSON, requested to sell interest that said minor has in and to the following described tract of land situated in Coryell County, Texas on Owl Creek containing 320 acres and originally granted or Patented to Larkin CARSON, assignee of C. STAMPS . . ."
Page 680. [COPIED] Jul 1877. Mary A. GHOLSON, a resident citizen of Coryell County and guardian of the person and estate of James P. [sic] GHOLSON requested to sell parcel of land originally patented to Larkin CARSON situate on Owl Creek assignee of Catherine STAMPS.
!ESTATE: Coryell County, Texas Probate Court Minutes, 1877-1889, Volumes C-D, FHL 984718. Jul 1877. In the matter of the Estate of James A. GHOLSON, a minor. "On this day came on to be heard the application of Mary A. GHOLSON, Guardian of the person and Estate of James A. GHOLSON a minor to Sell land belonging to Said Estate . . . it is to the interest of Said Estate and of Said Minor that Said land Shall be Sold and that Said land can be Sold for a better price and to a better advantage for the interest of Said minor at Private Sale . . . there ordered . . . by the court that . . . Mrs. Mary A. GHOLSON be . . . fully authorized . . . to sell the entire interest of Said minor James A. GHOLSON in and to the following described tract of Land to wit: Situated in Coryell County Texas on Owl Creek being the Same tract of Land Originally granted and patented to Larkin CARSEN, assignee of Catherine STAMPS . . . containing 320 acres of land . . ."
!BIOGRAPHY: Falls County Historical Commission, comp., "Families of Falls County," Page184-186. Biography of Albert G. GHOLSON.
"Albert G. GHOLSON, b May 25, 1818 in Kentucky, d June 10, 1860 in Coryell County, Texas, on Owl Creek - was a son of Colonel Samuel GHOLSON, b 1772 in Kentucky, who served as a Colonel in Jackson's Army in the War of 1812, participating in the Battle of New Orleans January 8, 1815, d July 4 1852 in Marshall, Texas, and his wife, Mary Ann (SLATEN) GHOLSON - daughter of a farmer living near Paducah, Kentucky. Colonel and Mrs. GHOLSON were married in 1801, and they were the parents of five children: Angeline GHOLSON, who married Jenkin WILLIAMS, settled in Arkansas, lived and died there; Alvades GHOLSON, who died ca 1829 in Illinois; Alhanon GHOLSON, who was killed and robbed in Santa Fe, New Mexico in the Fall of 1827; Elvira, who died, unmarried at the age of seventeen; and Albert G. GHOLSON - the fifth and last child.
In 1825, Albert G. GHOLSON moved with his parents to Madison County, Tennessee. In 1832, leaving Madison County, Tennessee on April 3rd with an emigrant train of wagons and families, they immigrated to Texas - reaching San Felipe about July 29, 1832.
When the uprising of the colonists of Texas took place, Albert G. GHOLSON joined the army in 1835 - rendering his first service at Gonzales under Captain Carey WHITE. He was in the battle of Concepcion near San Antonio, and was later in the battle of San Antonio that was led by Ben MILAM. It was in this five-day fighting that Milam was killed, with Albert G. only about forty feet of him when he fell . . .
When the Texas Army disbanded, Albert G. GHOLSON returned home to what is present-day Falls County, and engaged in farming and leter in stock raising. He did not remain long in peace, however, for the Mexican government encouraged the different tribes of Indians to carry out depredations against the colonists. This brough about the organization of Ranger companies in self-defense. Captain BARRON and Albert G. GHOLSON organized a ranging company, under the authority of The Republic of Texas - each holding the same positions of Captain and First Lieutenant. This company began in 1837, and they served twelve-month enlistments, ending in 1838.
In December 1838, Albert G. GHOLSON was married in a now extinct village called 'Welch' to Elydia ANDERSON, b September 22, 1822 at Blue Ash, Missouri (now located in present-day St. Louis), d September 1843 and buried at Springfield, Limestone County, Texas, in what is know as the Stroud Cemetery - a daughter of William ANDERSON - often called 'Uncle Billy.' The ANDERSONs immigrated to Texas in 1832, settling in Robertson's Colony.
After the death of Elydia (ANDERSON) GHOLSON, Albert G. GHOLSON moved to what was then known as 'Blue Ridge,' and located his headright which he had obtained from his service to Texas in the army. This was in what was later Falls County, Texas, in present-day Stranger . . .
In 1846, Albert G. GHOLSON was married second to Mary MATTHEWS. The marriage was performed by Justice of the Peace, David A. BARCLAY. In 1851, Albert sold all his real estate holdings on Blue Ridge, crossed the Brazos River to the west side, and below, and bought out a man by the name of Squire MEEKS. He remained there only one year, selling out in November 1852, and then resettled about twelve miles north of Waco, between the Brazos and Aquilla Rivers. This became known as 'Gholson Valley,' and the town of Gholson now stands there . . .
The children of Albert G. GHOLSON and his first wife, Elydia (ANDERSON) were:
Samuel S. GHOLSON, b November 13, 1840 - moved to Lubbock, Texas.
Benjamin Franklin GHOLSON, b November 17, 1842 in what became Falls County, Texas, and was then Robertson's Colony. On July 18, 1862, he married Jane Adaline LANGFORD - a daughter of Asa and Eliza (McDONALD) LANGFORD, Sr. They had Frances Electra who married Henry Arnold, Elydia Cordelia who married J. V. STEPHENS, Mantolo Isolo who married R. W. WARREN, Ada Lela who married A. L. CHURCHILL, Samuel L., Almedia Eliza Pearl, Albert Franklin, Katy Lena, and Emma Lee GHOLSON, who died August 6, 1872. Benjamin Franklin GHOLSON (called 'Frank') was identified all his life with the Ranger Service, and from 1857 through 1862, he was found, almost altogether on the frontier - enduring hardships in order to protect the women and children. In 1862, he enlisted in the Confederate States Army, serving in the Second Regiment of Texas Calvary under Colonel PYRON, and was in the retaking of Galveston. He had the reputation of being one of the best cow-men in Texas.
The children of Albert G. GHOLSON and his second wife, Mary (MATTHEWS), were:
Eliza Jane GHOLSON, b July 29, 1847, in Falls County, Texas.
Oakley GHOLSON, b February 28, 1849, in Falls County, Texas.
James P. GHOLSON, b. January 27, 1859, in Coryell County, Texas . . ."
!BIOGRAPHY: "Memorial and Biographical History of McLennan, Falls, Bell and Coryell Counties, Texas," (Chicago, IL: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1893).
"B. F. GHOLSON, of Evant, Coryell county, Texas, one of the best posted men as to the early settlement of the county and the environment of its people, and a man who can plausibly explain every event in its pioneer history, was born in what is now Falls county, but then Robertson county, Texas, in November, 1842. His father was Albert G. GHOLSON, born in Bedford county, Kentucky, in 1818 (sic). At the age of seven years he removed with his parents to Madison county, Tennessee, where they remained till 1832, when they came to Texas and stopped in Roberston's colony . . . In 1843, on account of Indian troubles and family sickness, he moved to Harrison county . . . His father was Colonel Samuel GHOLSON, born in Kentucky in 1776. He was Colonel in the war of 1812, and a man who frequently filled public places. He engaged in merchandising and was connected with the Santa Fe trade. He died in Harrison county, July 4, 1852. His wife was Mary Ann SLAYTON, daughter of a well-to-do Kentucky farmer. Five children were born to them, subject's father being the youngest and one of the two who reared families. The GHOLSONs are of Scotch descent, the ancestors of the family having located in America previous to the Revolutionary War. Our subject's father first married Elydia, daughter of William ANDERSON, of South Carolina, she being the third born in a family of five daughters. Her father died in Gonzales county, Texas in 1866 . . .
Lived in: 1825 moved to Madison Co., TN with parents; 1832 moved to San Felipe, TX; 1840 Robertson Co., TX; Falls Co., TX; Milam Co., TX; McLennas Co., TX; 1855 Lampassas Co., TX til 1857 to Coryell Co., TX in 1858 (migration from autobiography of Samuel S. GHOLSON, his son).
Notes for ELYDIA REBECCA ANDERSON:
Biography: From recollections of Benjamin Franklin GHOLSON. Buried in Stroud Cemetery, Springfield, Limestone County, Texas.
More About ELYDIA REBECCA ANDERSON:
Burial: 1843, Stout Cemetery, Springfield, Limestone Co., Texas
Marriage Notes for ALBERT GHOLSON and ELYDIA ANDERSON:
Mrs. Frances T. Ingmire, comp., "Robertson County, Texas Marriage Reocrds, 1838-1875," (St. Louis, MO: Frances T. Ingmire, 19??) 10 June 1839 - A. G. GHOLSON married Lydia ANDERSON.
Notes for MARY ANN MATHEWS:
Census: 1850 Limestone County, Texas; Precinct 5; Page 379a; Dwelling 371; Family 371; 26 Nov 1850. A. G. GOLSTON, 33, male, farmer, $4000, KY; Mary A. GOLSTON, 26, female, MO; Samuell G. GOLSTON, 10, male, TX, school; Benjamin F. GOLSTON, 8, male, TX, school; Eliza J. GOLSTON, 3, female, TX; Oakley GOLSTON, 1, male, TX; Mary GOLSTON, 66, female, $500, Virginia.
Census: 1860 Coryell County, Texas; Owl Creek Beat; PO Henson Creek; Page 282b and 283a; Dwelling 255; Family 255. A. G. GHOLSTON, 40, male, herdman, $10,000, $7,200, TN; Mary A. GHOLSTON, 34, female, MO; S. G. GHOLSTON, 19, male, waggoner, TX; Ben F. GHOLSTON, 17, male, herdsman, TX; Eliza GHOLSTON, 13, female, school, TX; Oakley GHOLSTON, 11, male, school, TX; James GHOLSTON, 1, male, TX.
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