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Descendants of Anthony Gholson, Sr.


Generation No. 4


17. JOHN CASPER4 GHOLSON (LEWIS3, WILLIAM2, ANTHONY1) was born 11 February 1756 in South Carolina, and died 1791 in South Carolina. He married SARAH MILLER.


       Children of JOHN GHOLSON and SARAH MILLER are:

  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.

  v.   JAMES GOLSAN.

  vi.   SARAH GOLSAN, m. ISAIAH LAW CAPT..

  vii.   CHARLES T. GOLSAN, m. CAROLINE.
18. LEWIS4 GHOLSON , JR. (LEWIS3, WILLIAM2, ANTHONY1) was born 09 February 1759 in South Carolina, and died 20 July 1822 in South Carolina. He married ELIZABETH.


       Children of LEWIS GHOLSON and ELIZABETH are:

  i.   JOHN5 GHOLSON, m. ANN LAREY.

  ii.   MISS GHOLSON.

  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.
19. JOHN4 GHOLSON (ANTHONY3, WILLIAM2, ANTHONY1) was born 1774 in prob Spotsylvania County, Va.. He married LUCRETIA GRIFFITH 10 March 1794 in Botetourt Co., Virginia.


       Children of JOHN GHOLSON and LUCRETIA GRIFFITH are:

  i.   ANTHONY5 GHOLSON.

  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.

  vi.   EVERETT GHOLSON.

  vii.   ANNA GHOLSON, m. PETER HUSSEY.
20. JAMES4 GHOLSON (ANTHONY3, WILLIAM2, ANTHONY1) was born 16 September 1776 in Virginia. He married MARTHA LEWIS 04 February 1796 in Lincoln Co., Kentucky.


       Child of JAMES GHOLSON and MARTHA LEWIS is:

  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


21. BENJAMIN4 GHOLSON (ANTHONY3, WILLIAM2, ANTHONY1) was born 1777 in Virginia, and died 1851-1859 in Cherokee Co., Texas. He married MARY HADEN 17 November 1803 in Wayne Co., Kentucky.

Notes for BENJAMIN GHOLSON:
Census: 1850 Cherokee County Texas; Page 899a; Dwelling 648; Family 648; Lines 37-38; 15 Nov 1850. Benjamin GHOLSON, 73, male, farmer, $500.00, VA; Mary GHOLSON, 71, female, VA.


Notes for MARY HADEN:
Census: 1850 Cherokee County Texas; Page 899a; Dwelling 648; Family 648; Lines 37-38; 15 Nov 1850. Benjamin GHOLSON, 73, male, farmer, $500.00, VA; Mary GHOLSON, 71, female, VA.

Marriage Notes for BENJAMIN GHOLSON and MARY HADEN:
Marriage: June B. Bork, comp., "Wayne County, Kentucky Marriages and Vital Records, 1801-1860," Volume I, Marriages A-J, (Frankfort, KY: Library of the Kentucky Historical Society, 1972). 17 November 1803 - Benjamin GOLSON to Polley HADEN.

       Child of BENJAMIN GHOLSON and MARY HADEN is:

  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.
22. CATHERINE4 GHOLSON (ANTHONY3, WILLIAM2, ANTHONY1) was born 1780 in Virginia. She married BARTHOLOMEW HAYDEN 10 August 1801 in Botetourt Co., Virginia.

Notes for CATHERINE GHOLSON:
Catherine was nicknamed "Kitty". References: Gholson and Allied Families by Virginia Baker Mitchell @1950

More About CATHERINE GHOLSON:
Burial: 1783, married Bartholomew Hayden

       Children of CATHERINE GHOLSON and BARTHOLOMEW HAYDEN are:

  i.   ANTHONY5 HAYDEN.

  ii.   JULIA HAYDEN, m. JOSHUA BUSTER, 1817.

  iii.   BARTHOLOMEW HAYDEN , JR., m. BARBARA HYPES, 1801.
23. SAMUEL4 GHOLSON (ANTHONY3, WILLIAM2, ANTHONY1) was born Bef. 1780 in Botetourt Co., Virginia, and died Bef. 1853 in Wood Co., Texas. He married (1) MARY ANN SLAYTON 24 June 1801 in Wayne Co., Kentucky, daughter of JAMES SLAYTON. He married (2) SARAH BULLOCK 09 August 1841 in Harrison Co., Texas. He married (3) MRS. BRITTANNA CANNON 21 August 1842 in Panola Co., Texas.

Notes for SAMUEL GHOLSON:
!MILITARY: War of 1812. Samuel GHOLSON, 7 Regiment (Taul's), Mounted, Kentucky Volunteers, Sargeant. Appears on Company Muster Roll for August 21 to November 12, 1813. Roll dated Limestone, KY November 4, 1813. Commencement of service, August 21, 1813. Expiration of service, Novebmer 12, 1813. Present. Volume of horses, $85. Horse lost on the road.

!CENSUS: 1820 Livingston County Kentucky, Page 16, line 24, FHL 186186.
Information from 1820 Census: Samuel GHOLSON, Senior, head of household.
1 male < 10 - Albert G. GHOLSON, b. 1818
1 male < 10
1 male 10 < 16 - Alhamon GHOLSON, b. 1808
1 male 10 < 16 - Alvades GHOLSON, b. 1805
1 male 26 < 45 - Samuel GHOLSON, b. 1780
1 male 26 < 45
1 female 10 < 16 - Elvira GHOLSON, b. 1808
1 female 16 < 26 - Angelina GHOLSON, b. 1805
1 female 26 < 45 - Mary GHOLSON, b. 1784

!TAX: Livingston County, Kentucky Tax Records, 1809-1825, FHL 8119. Samuel GHOLSON taxed on one poll and 3 horses in 1820. Samuel GHOLSON taxed on one poll and 5 horses in 1821.

!TAX: Madison County, Tennessee Tax Records, 1820-1831, FHL 24759. Samuel GHOLSON taxed on one white poll in 1826. Samuel GHOLSON taxed on 3 acres in 1831.

!MILITARY: Mrs. Frances T. Ingmire, comp., "Texas Ranger Service Records, 1830-1846," Page 55. "GOLSTON, Samuel, Pvt., Comm. Off: DOYLE, N., Capt., Organ: Volunteer Rangers, Enlist: Mar. 8, 1839 in Robertson County, Disc. June 10, 1839, Ranger Muster Roll.

!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.

!LAND: Robertson Co., TX Land Deeds, Volume C, Page 482. 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: Harrison Co., TX Land Deeds, Book B, Page 383. Samuel GHOLSON bound himself to William McKINNEY in the penal sum of $1,000.00 for the payment of which "I bind myself my heirs Executors administrators jointly and firmly by these presents as Witness my hand and seal . . . this 9th day of August A.D. 1841 . . . the Condition of the above Bond . . . is such that I have this day sold unto William McKINNEY the following described Land in the County of Panola on Poters Creek (viz beginning on HALLS & MCCAWS third of a League of land at McCAWS NW Corner and my S W Corner running East a half mile on McCAWS line thence North with WHETSTONEs line to my section Corner thence a half mile West to McKINNEYs line thence South to the place of beginning so as to included Three hundred and Twelve Acres of Land . . ." Signed: Saml GHOLSON. Witnessed: C. K. ANDREWS.

!LAND: Harrison Co., TX Land Deeds, Book D, Page 45. Samuel GHOLSON of Harrison Co., TX "nominated constituted and appointed and by these presents do nominate Constitute and appoint John BLAN . . . my Lawful attorney for me and in my name and for my use and benefit to ask and receive from the commissioner of the General Land office of the Republic of Texas a Patent or Title to Twelve hundred and eighty acres of Land which I am entitled to by virtue of a Soldiers discharge served by George W. MORGAN in the years 1836 and 1837 No. 6036 and Issued to said MORGAN in the year in Huston [sic] 29th December 1838 and signed by A. Sidney JOHNSTON Secretary of War . . . 26th September A.D. 1841." Signed: Sam GHOLSON. Witnessed: S. P. HULL.

!CENSUS: Harrison Co., TX Land Deeds, Book D, Page 169-171. "Samuel GHOLSON as principal and Samuel P. HALL and Garlington C. DIAL as securities are firmly and Jointly bound in this there preconisence [sic] in the Sum of ninty [sic] two Dollars to be paid to Charles F. LAY or his Legal Attorney or Agent at Twelve months from the date of this article without defalcation or delay that is to say provided that the said Samuel GHOLSON on his part shall fail neglect or refuse to Transfer and assign to the said Charles F. LAY or his Legal agent in the time above specified all his right title intrust and claim together with a Patent from the Government of Texas to a certain tract or parcel of Lands being and Situated in the Republic and County aforesaid Lying on the waters of Potters Creek about five miles N West of the old Potter place bounded by Lands of Samuel P. HALL South by unknown Lands on the West end by Decalb HUMPHREYS and on the North end by Wm. McKINNEY Land on the East containing Two hundred and seven acres now to the true intent that the said GHOLSON shall do on his part the things above mentioned in the time above set apart then this reconisence [sic] to be null and void . . ." Dated Dec 1841. Signed: Saml GHOLSON, Samuel P. HALL, Garlington C. DIAL. Witnessed: W. McKING, David McKINNEY.

!CENSUS: R. V. Jackson, ed., "Texas 1840-49," Volume 1, (NSLC, UT: Accelerated Indexing Systems, Inc., 1981). Samuel GHOLSTON, Harrison Co., TX, No township listed, 1842.

!LAND: Harrison Co., TX Land Deeds, Book B, Page 244. Samuel GHOLSON of Harrison Co., TX to Benjamin BARTON. For $1,000.00, GHOLSON sold to BARTON a parcel of land at the NE corner of a League of land surveyed on the certificate of Arthur HORN by Wm. J. MILLS on the head waters of Potters Creek in Harrison Co., TX ". . . more fully to describe the premises commencing at the North East corner of the above described League of land Surveyed for Arthur HORN and run One Mile South thence One mile West Thence One Mile North Thence one Mile East to the place of beginning including a survey of three hundred & twenty acres of and made for Decalb HUMPHERYS Also Three hundred and Seventy Acres Surveyed for P. P. GILLESPIE to have and to hold . . ." Dated 30 Jul 1842. Signed: Saml GHOLSON. Witnessed: C. K. ANDREWS, James M. BARTON.

!LAND: Harrison Co., TX Land Deeds, Book D, Page 243. Samuel GHOLSON of Harrison Co., TX was bond unto Murdock RAY of the same place in the penal sum of $550.00. Dated 30 July 1842. "The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas I Samuel GHOLSON have this day bargained and Sold unto MURDOCK RAY Ninty [sic Seven acres of Land on the waters of Potters Creek out of a Soldiers Claim surved [sic] by Washington MORGAN and bounded as follows Beginning on Benjamin BARTINS South East corner runing [sic] South on the western boundary of George ENGLISH Third of a League five hundred and Seventy yard to David MABURAYS corner Thence west with MUBURAYS line a half mile thence due North to Benjamin BARTINS Section Line thence East with BARTINs line to the Beginning . . ." Signed: Saml. GHOLSON. Witnessed: P. M. MAY, C. K. ANDREWS.

!LAND: Harrison Co., TX Land Deeds, Book B, Page 191. E. C. LEGRAND of Harrison Co., TX is bound unto Sam GHOLSON in the sum of $1,000.00 "stipulated damages for the payment of which well and truly to be made I bind myself . . . on this 3rd day of march A.D. 1843 . . . The Condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bounden [sic] E.C. LEGRAND shall make and convey unto the said Saml. GHOLSON a perfect and complete title free from all incumberences [sic] or adverse claims to . . ." 553 acres of land, a portion of the Arcon Poe League in the NW Corner of the same in Harrison Co, about 8 miles E of the Town of Marshall " . . . then this obligation to be void else to remain in full force . . . 3rd day of March A.D. 1843." Signed: E.C. LEGRAND. Witnessed: J. G. AVERY, M. J. HALL.

!LAND: Harrison Co., TX Land Deeds, Book E, Page 366. 15 April 1843. William DAVENPORT to Sam GHOLSTON. "Witnesseth that Whereas the said parties have heretofore set up advanse [sic] claims to a tract of Land containing one League and Labor surveyed for William J. WELLS producing a Controversy between said parties as to who was the legal Claimant and Whereas the said parties are willing and disposed to settle and Adjust all difficulty On this subject It is therefore agreed between the parties that the said William DAVINPORT is to take the necessary steps to procure a valid and sufficient Title to said League and Labor of Land from the Government of Texas and on his procuring and Obtaining such Title . . . he is and hereby binds himself his heirs Executors and Administrators to make unto the said Sam GHOLSTON his heirs and assigns a perfect and complete Title free from all incumbrances to Two hundred and seven Acres of Land a part of a survey made for Charles F. LAY, sic hundred and forty Acres of Land a part of a survey made for Benjamin BARTON and whereon sd. BARTON now resides and Two hundred and forty two Acres of a Survey made for William McKINNEY all of said tract or parcil [sic] of Land being contained with in the limits of the said survey of one League and Labor of land made for William J. WELLS . . ." Signed: Sam GHOLSON, Wm. DAVENPORT. Witnessed: Henry MARTIN, M. J. HALL.

!LAND: Harrison Co., TX, Book C, Page 32. Hugh S. HOPE, Sheriff of Harrison Co., TX as principal and J. W. MASSIE, Samuel GHOLSON, James M. CRAWFORD, L. N. DANIELS and Abraham DANIELS as securities are jointly and severally bound unto the president of the Republic of Texas in the just & full sum of 4900.00. "the object and intent of this bond & obligation is to save and keep the Republic harmless from all losses or injuries resulting from a dereliction of duty or failure of strict performance and discharge of duties by the said Hugh S. HOPE in his Capacity of sheriff and Tax collector under the provisions of the Law passed A.D. 1840 and in order that the government shall be fully and completely secured and the responsibility of the parties to this bond manifest and certain they hereby covenant and agree that this bond and obligation shall have all the force and effect of a judgement [sic] in the same manner as it could or would have if it had been rendered in a regular adjudicated case . . .25 day of December A.D. 1843." Signed: H. S. HOPE, Sam. GHOLSTON, J. M. CRAWFORD, Abraham DANIEL, John W. MASSIE. Witnessed: L. H. DILLIARD, Chief Justice.

!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.

!LAND: Harrison Co., TX Land Deeds, Book E, Page 409. Samuel GHOLSON in consideration of $250.00, "am firmly bound unto David ALEXANDER . . . in the Just and full sum of Five hundred & Ten dollars to me in hand paid . . . The condition of the above obligation is such that if the said S. GHOLSON shall make a good and Lawful Title to a certain pierce of Land which is under & hereto described surveyed for J. H. FIELDS containing 320 acres situate 5 miles N of Marshall and about 4 Miles South of Little Cypress on the headwaters of Moores Creek It being the quantity o Land to which he is entitled to by virtue of a certificate N. 201 3rd Class issued by the Board of Land Commissioners for Harrison County on the 25th day of April 1840 . . . this survey contains three Hundred and Twenty acres of Land if on condition of full and prompt payment by sd. ALEXANDER the sd S. GHOLSON shall make or cause to be made a good and lawful Title to sd. D. ALEXANDER then the above is void . . ." Witnessed by Colbert FLAMAGARD. Recorded on 28 Nov 1846.

!LAND: Harrison Co., TX Land Deeds, Book F, Page 191. Samuel GHOLSON to William DAVENPORT. For $261.90, GHOLSON sold all title and interest to land four miles Southwest of Marshall in Harrison Co., TX surveyed in the name of Samuel GHOLSON to which "he is entitled by virtue of a bounty land claim N. 6036 Issued by George W. MORGAN . . ." containing 97 acres unto William DAVENPORT. 3 Aug 1847. Signed: Saml. GHOLSON. Witnessed: H. A. GRIMES, Wm. H. BRISTOW.

!LAND: Harrison Co., TX Land Deeds, Book F, Page 302. John J. KENNEDY, Sheriff to Samuel GHOLSON. ". . . by virtue of an execution to me directed from the District Court of Harrison County tested by the seal and signature of said Court commanding me to make of the goods and Estate of Murdock RAY the sum of two hundred and sixty one dollars and ninety cents together with interest and costs . . . levy said execution on the 13th day of July 1847 on ninety seven acres of land . . . To have and to hold all and singular the above described land free from the defendant Murdock RAY . . . 2nd day of August A.D. 1847. Signed: John J. KENNEDY, Sheriff. Witnessed: A.D. BURRESS, C. C. BREWER.

!LAND: Harrison Co., TX Land Deeds, Book F, Page 442. Samuel GOLDSON and Britana GOLDSON, his wife, to William M. CALHOUN all of Harrison Co., TX. Samuel and Britana GOLDSON were held bound in the sum of 807.00 to CALHOUN on 17 Jan 1848. GOLDSON sold to CALHOUN 259.55 acres of land to be paid off to GOLDSON by the year March 1849. Signed: Samuel GHOLSON, Brittanna GHOLSON. Witnessed: M. N. LEMMING, J. LEDBETTER.

!LAND: Harrison Co., TX Land Deeds, Book F, Page 443. Samuel GOLDSON and Brittana, his wife, "are held and firmly bound unto William M. CALHOUN in the sum of Four hundred and eighty nine dollars . . . we bind ourselves and each of us over . . . dated this 17th January A.D. 1848 . . . Condition that whereas the said Samuel GOLDSON and Britana his wife has this day the day and year above mentioned bargained and sold and delivered unto the said William M. CALHOUN all the following described land to wit a survey for Britana CANNON a post of Josephus MOORE's headright . . . containing" 163 acres. Signed: Samuel GHOLSON, Britanna GHOLSON. Witnessed: M. N. LEMMING, J. LEDBETTER.

!CENSUS: 1850 Harrison County, Texas; Page 92a; Dwelling 693; Family 698; Lines 25-26; 29 Nov 1850. S. GHOLSTON, 70, male, farmer, $500.00, VA and B. GHOLSTON, 50, female, DE.

!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."

!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 . . .









Note: One researcher reports that he died before 1850 and that his widow, Mary GHOLSON and son, Albert G., and daughter, Angelina GHOLSON WILLIAMS, became lawful heirs of 1/2 of the undivided league which Samuel GHOLSON owned at the time of his death. The other half of the undivided league went to V. K. STEVENSON survey by conveyance from Samuel GHOLSON to Sterling C. ROBERTSON for the sum of $1,000. (Book F, page 437) in 1850. Samuel GHOLSON and V. K. STEVENSON were given an equal quantity of timber and water.

Note: Supposedly run out of Wayne Co., KY on rape charges.

Born in Botecourt County, Va., but settled in Wayne County, Kentucky, with his parents. He married Mary Ann Slayton on June 24, 1801. Married secondly Sarah Bullock, August 9, 1841 at Panola, Texas. He was a surveyor, and in the War of 1812 served as rank of Col. He commanded the "Kentucky Rifles" in the Battle of New Orleans. He lived both in Kentucky and Texas, but resided for a while in Madison County, Tennessee. She died at Marshall, Texas on July 4, 1852. He had 5 children by his first wife.

He was a surveyor by profession,, and was involved in the Santa Fe Trade. He secured headright #181 for a Labor of land in Robertson Co. in 1838. His land lay in what is today McLennan County, north of Waco and has long been known as Gholson's Valley. The history of McLennan, Bell, Falls etc. tell of his family and life. He was in the Confederate Army in Texas in 1862 an in an article in the Dallas News Nov. 13, 1925 it was said that his father was with Ben Milam at the seige and capture of Bexar and at the Battle of San Jancinto.

References: Register of Kentucky Historical Society, Volume 27.
Marriages of Wayne County, Kentucky


More About SAMUEL GHOLSON:
Burial: McLennan Co., Texas
Military Service: 21 August 1813, War of 1812, 7 Regiment (Taul's), Mounted, Kentucky Volunteers, Sargeant

Notes for MARY ANN SLAYTON:
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.

Marriage Notes for SAMUEL GHOLSON and MARY SLAYTON:
Marriage: Wayne County, Kentucky Marriage Records. Bond by Samuel GHOLSON and James SLAYTON posted 24 June 1801 for marriage of Samuel GHOLSON and Polly SLAYTON.

Marriage: June B. Bork, comp., "Wayne County, Kentucky Marriages and Vital Records, 1801-1860," Volume I, Marriages A-J, (Frankfort, KY: Library of the Kentucky Historical Society, 1972). 24 June 1801, Samuel GHOLSON to Mary SLATON.

Marriage Notes for SAMUEL GHOLSON and SARAH BULLOCK:
Marriage: Fort Worth Genealogical Society, comp., "Marriage Records of Early Texas 1824-1846." 09 August 1841 - Samuel GHOLSTON married Sarah BULLOCK of Panola County, Texas.

Notes for MRS. BRITTANNA CANNON:
Census: 1850 Harrison County, Texas; Page 92a; Dwelling 693; Family 698; Lines 25-26; 29 Nov 1850. S. GHOLSTON, 70, male, farmer, $500.00, VA and B. GHOLSTON, 50, female, DE.


Marriage Notes for SAMUEL GHOLSON and MRS. CANNON:
Marriage: Fort Worth Genealogical Society, comp., "Marriage Records of Early Texas 1824-1846." 21 August 1842 - Samuel GHOLSTON married Mrs. Brittanna CANNON of Panola County, Texas.

       Children of SAMUEL GHOLSON and MARY SLAYTON are:

  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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