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Texas Rangers
TEXAS RANGERS ... as written by J. Marvin Hunter [Courtesy of J. Marvin Hunter's Frontier Times Magazine, September, 1924] Mr. Hunter's historical & genealogical gem was published in Texas from October 1923 to December 1924.
When the Republic of Texas ceased to exist in 1846 and Texas became one of the States of the Union, one of the first measures enacted by the newly-created State Legislature late in that year was by the passage of a bill calling for the establishment of a State constabulary to be known as the Texas Rangers.
From the very beginning of the organization of the first company, which consisted of a captain, a sergeant and a company of men anywhere from ten to twenty fully mounted and armed, the slogan of the Texas Rangers has been, "Go get your man. Get him alive if you can; dead if you must, but don't come back until you get him."  And it was thus that when a ranger or a company of rangers started out to get some of the worst criminals that infested the State they went prepared to fight to the death, for often the criminal they were after was the leader of a gang of bad men who hesitated at nothing and such a thing as trying to kill those who pursued them was mere child's play.
The rangers of the early days of Texas had a hard life to lead, but they were of that mettle of which real men were made, and besides enduring all the hardships of weather in the great outdoors, suffering all the pangs of hunger that beset them, and encountering all the vicissitudes that could be their lot, they never flinched in their duty to their State or their country.  Ever since their organization the Texas Ranger force has been under the command of the adjutant-general's department of Texas, and often instead of dispatching a company of State militia comprising a hundred or more to put down some disturbance or run down a gang of criminals, the adjutant general sent a company of six or eight trusty Texas Rangers on the hazardous missions and they did their work in short order and with credit to their organization. In years gone by, and even at this time, when the ranchmen of Texas needed protection from the gangs of marauding cattle and horse thieves that visited their herds they always asked for ranger protection and they got it.
The oldest Texas Ranger captain now in the service, and as brave and fearless a man as ever was in the service, is Captain Will L. Wright, commanding Company B, Texas Rangers, who makes his headquarters at Weslaco, Texas, near the Rio Grande, but who, with his company of a sergeant and ten men, "covers" the entire border country of Texas from Point Isabel and Brownsville to Laredo and Eagle Pass, a border front over 300 miles in length, in addition to scouting work done far inland. Captain Wright was born in Yorktown, DeWitt County, 56 years ago, and was reared and educated in that section of Texas. He was elected sheriff of Wilson County in 1902 and served in that capacity fifteen years.
While serving as sheriff in 1904 he protected a Mexican named Refugio Jarquez, who had been arrested for a heinous crime, against a mob of about 150 infuriated citizens, who tried to take the Mexican away from him. When the mob overtook him and demanded the man Sheriff Wright pulled his revolver, stood in front of the Mexican and told the members of the gathering, which included one of his dearest friends, that as sheriff he was going to deliver his prisoner to the county jail that justice might take its course and that the first man who laid hand on that prisoner would be a deadman. As Sheriff Wright held the mob at bay some other officers arrived on the scene and the prisoner was taken to the Wilson County jail. Some time later when this same Mexican had been taken on to the scaffold at Floresille by Sheriff Wright to be hung for his crime a priest was standing on one side of him saying a prayer and Sheriff Wright was on the other side with bowed head. Suddenly the Mexican whirled about and drove a spoon knife (a knife made out of a spoon pounded flat) into Sheriff Wright's left breast just above the heart. Sheriff Wright was rushed to a room of the jail and medical aid given him, while the execution was carried out by his brother.
In 1898 Will Wright entered the Texas Ranger service under Capt. J. H. Rogers, that being before he was elected sheriff of Wilson County. As a lieutenant in 1899 he was stationed at Cotulla alone when J. R. Davenport, conceded to be one of the most dangerous "bad men" in Texas at the time, took a dislike to Lieut. Wright and decided to make Cotulla too small to hold him. Davenport and another "bad man" of the town contrived to harass Wright and then "get" him.  They fired a shot in one part of town and when Wright showed up they claimed a gun was discharged accidentally. Several other such things occurred until one day a friend of Wright's informed him that Davenport had boasted that he was going to "get" him (Wright) in short order. Wright armed himself with a revolver and Winchester and went down to the old P. & J. saloon in Cotulla, placed his Winchester just inside the door of the side room and sat down in front of the saloon and waited for Davenport to show up. In a short time Davenport. arrived and when he reached a point in front of the saloon near Wright he stopped when Wright told him to throw up his hands. Instead of throwing up his hands, however Davenport pulled his gun and fired, the bullet passing through Wright's coat. Wright had his gun in action by this time and Davenport was shot down and killed. The other bad man with Davenport, who was in the saloon, surrendered to Wright. At his examining trial for the killing of Davenport a number of witnesses gave testimony exonerating Wright.
In 1918 the commission of captain of Company B of Texas Rangers was issued to Capt. Wright by Adjutant General Harley.
In 1919 Capt. Wright was arresting a dangerous Mexican named Davila in Brownsville when the man suddenly swung about and stabbed him in the right breast, but a package of tobacco stopped the dagger and only a slight wound resulted. When the Mexican made a second lunge at him Capt Wright was forced to fire and kill the man.
Since his appointment as captain of Rangers, Capt. Wright and his company have had eight battles with Mexican smugglers and bootleggers, and while most of these running battles were at close range, neither the Ranger commander nor any of his men have been wounded or killed.  In November, 1921, in five days Capt. Wright and his company captured a total of 4,200 quarts of Mexican liquors and 63 pack horses, while several of the Mexican smugglers and bootleggers were killed and a number wounded.  One of these fights with bootleggers in 1921 was on November 17 at Colorado Chiquita, in Zapata County, on November 18 near Bruni, in Webb County, and on November. 22 near Bernaina ranch in Duval County—showing the vast range of country over which the Ranger company pursued the bootleggers with the contraband goods.
Capt. Wright and his Ranger company are still doing valiant work in preserving the safety of ranchmen and others and enforcing the laws, and the captain at this time is the oldest Ranger commander in the service from the standpoint of continuous work and still the same fearless man. Mrs. Wright and one son make their home at Floresville; another son, Charles H. Wright, is in the customs service at Rio Grande City, while another son, Will L. Wright Jr., is a member of his father's Ranger company.
Capt. Wright and his Rangers still use their ponies, as by this means they can penetrate the thickest of the dense chaparral that skirts the border of Texas and run down the criminal in his lair in some arroyo or secret place.  When he gets orders from his commander in chief, the Governor, or the adjutant general to"go and get him," there is nothing on earth to prevent Capt. Wright carrying out the order if it is within man's power to do so.
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Nath Davis – Old Ranger

Historic moments in Wilson County
Wilson County News, November 14, 2018
Wilson County Historical Society
By Rev. H.G. Horton

Nath Davis, Old Ranger, born in Alabama May 4, 1840, died in Stockdale, Texas, October 22, 1913, aged 73 years, having been bed-ridden for two years suffering intensely from rheumatism; his rugged and honest soul finally at peace with God. His wife and neighbors nursed him faithfully and at the end, gently laid his body away in the Stockdale City Cemetery and covered the grave with flowers.
The following was written by Rev. H. G. Horton of Seguin about the life of his friend, Nathan Davis: "I first met Nath in 1858 on the Hondo, below the old stage road, when the bishop sent me out there to preach to the few settlers who had risked their lives to make cabin homes in that Indian country. Nath was a rough but big-souled cowboy, always armed for Indians. He had few if any educational advantages but he knew enough to let his neighbors' cattle alone and was brave enough to charge a band of red-skins when the lives of women and children were in peril. He was a deadly shot and taught me how to aim my dragoon pistol so as to at least frighten myself. My appointments were far apart and Indian country between. In leaving my old home father told me the Indians would scalp me; I had the down of youth on my cheek and did not want to die young, so Nath would go with me on my dangerous rides. He did not have much religion, did not pray loud and long, but what religion he did have was the right stuff. He has allayed a many quake in my soul by his keen and practiced eye convincing me that the Indian I saw was only a badly scared wolf. He rode and fought with Big Foot Wallace and Captain Henry. When the light of the moon came and the Indians with it, Nath was first on horseback with his trusty rifle swung to his side. In a terrible Indian fight at the entrance of Sabinal Canyon, about the beginning of the Confederate War, Nath was badly wounded, but recovered, carrying his scars to death. Nath did not build railroads and amass wealth and enrich the country, but when civilization and the people advanced into the west, and the Indians would check their coming, Nath Davis threw his rough body between the blood-thirsty red man and the imperiled women and children. In the latter years of his life he lived in Guadalupe and Wilson counties, and in my travels his home and hospitality were mine. At last, old age and infirmities got the best of him. Farewell Old Comrade!"
NOTE: In October of 1969, Mr. Charlie Davis erected a Confederate marker at the grave of his father, Mr. Nathan Davis. Nathan was a member of Co. I, 32nd Texas Cavalry, C.S.A. The marker was secured through the Wilson County Historical Survey Committee.
This article was taken from the Floresville Chronicle-Journal December 3, 1913, contributed by Shirley Grammer for the Historic Moments in Wilson County, Texas
COURTESY / Wilson County News
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Former Wilson County Ranger Captains

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Former Texas Ranger receives long-awaited dedication at the Stockdale Texas Cemetery

Wilson County Historian, Shirley Grammer wrote about Texas Ranger Wade Lorenz and the Dedication ceremony
-Wilson County News, 2016
Retired Texas Rangers, friends, and relatives gathered in the historic Stockdale City Cemetery on May 20, 2016 to honor and remember former Texas Ranger Wade Lorenz, by unveiling the Texas Ranger Cross at his gravesite.
Clay Lorenz of Seguin, grandson of the honored Ranger, spoke lovingly and affectionately about the grandfather he never knew. Wade Lorenz died in 1930 at the young age of 35. Clay exhibited photos of his grandfather and revealed information from articles he had read about his grandfather's service as a Ranger on the Texas-Mexico border. Clay inherited his grandfather's pistol and holster, which were also exhibited.
Other participants included former Wilson County Judge Marvin Quinney, who led in the pledge of allegiance; Keith Johanson offered a prayer, and Jerry Hogue of Floresville played "Amazing Grace" on his bugle. Commissioner Larry Wiley and County Judge Richard "Dickie" Jackson also attended. Rick Rutland and members of the Stockdale Masonic Lodge recognized Wade Lorenz as a former member of their Lodge. Former Texas Ranger Ray Martinez of New Braunfels spoke on behalf of the Former Texas Rangers Association and Foundation. The Ranger Cross was unveiled by Clay Lorenz and Betty Bird. Taps was played by Jerry Hogue. A cannon was fired three times by Mike Young and Patricia Jackson, and a rifle salute was carried out by Greg Gillespie and Michael Covington in memory of a Texas Ranger. Afterwards, everyone retired to Sylvia's Restaurant, where they were treated to lunch by Shirley and John Grammer.
The event was sponsored by the Grammers and Maurine Liles, members of the Wilson County Historical Society. Thanks go to Alene Quinney for serving her delicious cookies and blueberry bars.
A full life
Royal Wade Lorenz was born Feb. 10, 1896, in Stockdale to William Adam and Lenora Smith Lorenz, a very prominent family in that section of the county. Wade grew up in Stockdale and attended Stockdale schools. He was a young man of splendid character and was held in high esteem by those with whom he was acquainted.
Wade was serving as a deputy sheriff of Wilson County, employed by Sheriff W.L. Wright, and was also in the cattle-raising business when he voluntarily enlisted into Ranger service Dec. 21, 1917, as a private. He signed his papers before the Honorable E.D. Mayes, county judge of Wilson County. Wade was fully commissioned as a Texas Ranger Sept. 10, 1918, and was authorized as a Texas Ranger to serve anywhere in the state of Texas. The authorization was signed by James A. Harley, adjutant general of the state of Texas. Wade was 21 years of age and stood 5 feet, 9 inches in height. He was single at the time of enlistment. He was assigned to Company "K" under the command of Captain W.L. Wright. The Floresville Chronicle-Journal reported on Jan. 4, 1918, that the new Ranger Company left Wilson County for border duty. The paper reported that Captain Wright had been very busy getting things in shape for his new organization to do service on the Mexican border. On Dec. 28, the advance guard of his company left for Laredo, where they were to make headquarters. The paper stated: "It was an interesting sight as they passed through the streets of the city. There was a new wagon with the chuck box and all equipment, several head of splendid horses and mules and all the rangers mounted on fine steeds that seemed to catch the spirit of the men. They were raring to go." They were to arrive in Laredo New Year's Day. Following is a list of the men signed by Captain Wright for his company. They were all competent, experienced men, physically fit to give a splendid account of themselves: Dionicio Acosta, W.B. Butler, Marvin Butler, Tom Connally, S.S. Hutchinson, Rex Holloman, Wade Lorenz, G.C. Oliphant, T.N. Pullin, Paul Perkins, Sanders Peterson, Munroe Wells, and W.C. Wells.
Wade was involved in raids along the Rio Grande or Texas-Mexico border and served honorably in the Ranger Force. He was discharged March 12, 1919.
Wade married Bernice King Sept. 15, 1921, the daughter of W.H. and Onie Page King. Bernice was the granddaughter of Wilson County pioneers John Rhodes King and wife Ruth Eliza Wheeler King of Stockdale. Wade and Bernice had one son, R.W. Lorenz Jr., who married Pat McCloud. Pat Lorenz was one of Stockdale's great historians. R.W. Lorenz Jr. and Pat McCloud Lorenz had one son, Clay Lorenz, who graciously provided information and supported the application for the Memorial Cross for his grandfather's gravesite.
Wade went to work for the Gulf Refining Company in Stockdale and was also engaged in buying and selling oil leases. He was a member of the Stockdale Masonic Lodge. The Masonic symbol is etched into his gravestone.
On Feb. 12, 1930, Ranger Wade Lorenz was murdered. The people of Stockdale were devastated over the death of their Texas Ranger. His funeral was held at the residence of his parents. He was laid to rest in the Stockdale City Cemetery.
 (Thanks to Wilson County Historian Kevin Wagenfuehr)
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Descendants of two Texas Rangers attend dedication

The Sutherland Springs Cemetery Association dedicated two Texas Ranger Crosses for Pat Craighead and Charles Peyton Warren on May 26, 2014 in the Sutherland Springs Community Center.
Descendants of these Texas Rangers were present to unveil the cross and spoke on behalf of their ancestors. Rick Sheehy and his sister, Judy Sheehy Johle, both of Houston, spoke on behalf of their great-grandfather, Charles Warren. Allison Sullivan Moyer and her brother, Chris Moyer of Ingram, spoke on behalf of their great-uncle, Pat Craighead.
Pat was a great-grandchild of Dr. John Sutherland, who gave land for the Sutherland Springs Cemetery in 1860. The Sutherland Springs Cemetery has four Texas Rangers buried there, including Parker Weston, Sanford Brown, Charles P. Warren, and Pat Craighead.
COURTESY/ Wilson County News June 2014
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J. Marvin Hunter's Frontier Times Magazine, December, 1929  ..... THE FOLLOWING account of the Loss Valley Fight was related by Walter M. Robertson of Austin, Texas, who with his comrade, William W. Lewis, of Menard, were members of Maj. John B. Jones' escort detailed. from Co. D. Frontier Battalion. Beginning with the story of the Adobe Walls Fight which took place in June 1874, as related to Mr. Robertson by Jesse Cass and Tom Woolery, who took part in the fight. Cass and Woolery were buffalo hunters and personal friends of Mr. Robertson and both were Travis county men whom he often met and they talked of their experiences on the frontier.
During the summer of 1874 there were more buffalo killed by the buffalo hunters in the Staked Plains of Texas than any year before or after. A party of Apache Indians were seen by the hunters, presumably on their way from New Mexico to the Indian Territory. The Indians stopped and got some of the meat from the carcasses of buffalo killed by the hunters and proceeded on their way to the Indian Territory. Hundreds of carcasses were actually seen by the Rangers as they rode through the country. There were so many that the wolves and buzzards could not eat them and they were left to rot and dry up. When the party of Apaches reached the Territory they reported to their friends the terrible slaughter and waste taking place on the plains and the Indians, becoming enraged, banded together and started to Texas to punish the buffalo hunters. They were led by the Indian chiefs Quanah Parker, Comanche, and Lone Wolf, the Kiowa chief. The band was made up of Kiowas, Comanches and Apaches, numbering about one thousand men or more.
The Indians came upon the buffalo hunters, who numbered only about thirty-five men, near the Adobe Walls and the hunters retreated to that place for protection. They drew up their wagons, which were filled with meat and hides, forming a half circle. The mules and oxen were placed within the circle and the hunters who were equipped with long range, high powered buffalo guns, withdrew to the protection of the Adobe Walls, and as the Indians made one charge after another they were literally whipped to a frazzle by the small party of men and their powerful guns. It was an all day fight and the Indians soon found out that they could not dislodge the hunters for as they retreated the long range guns in the hands of the white men continued to pick them off long after they thought they were out of range. They gave up the fight and the band separated, Quanah Parker taking as many of his band of Comanches as would go with him back to the Indian Territory, and Lone Wolf taking the remainder of the band, about three hundred men, among them Kiowas, Comanches and Apaches, coming on down into Young County, where they met the Texas Rangers. The Rangers had received word that the Indians were in Texas on a raid and Major John B. Jones and his escort of about twenty-five men were about sixty miles from Captain Stephen's company on the morning of July 11, 1874. They made a forced march, traveling all that day and up until about ten o'clock that night to reach Capt. Stephens' company, which was camped on Salt Creek near the line of Young and Jack counties. On the morning of the 12th, at day-break, the scouts were started out of find the Indian trail.
Lieutenant Wilson of Stephens' company, with four men, two from Maj. Jones' escort, Walter M. Robertson and Ross James, and two men from Stephen's company. Traveling east for about four miles they found the Indian trail, which was very plain, showing that the band consisted of several hundred mounted men. Lieut. Wilson sent one of the men back to in form Maj. Jones and Capt. Stephens that the Indians were in force and to come at once and bring every available man. The detail remained where they were until Maj. Jones and Capt. Stephens arrived, in about an hour and a half. The entire party of only about thirty-seven men started out at once on the trail of the Indians, following it in to Loss Valley, where the fight took place. On the way the Rangers passed within sight of the monument erected by the U. S, Government in memory of the government wagon train and soldiers who were killed and burned by the Indians a few years before. Following on into the Valley the Rangers were ambushed by the Indians, who were hidden in the woods and behind the boulder.
The Indians charged the white men, who were on the prairie, and if it had not been for the cool-headedness of Maj. Jones and Capt. Stephens, who commanded the men to stay together and not to be separated, they would have probably, all been killed.
Capt. Stephens said to Maj. Jones, "Major we will have to get to cover somewhere or all be killed." The Indians having completely surrounded the white men, cutting them off from the creek and water, Maj. Jones replied that they would charge the Indians where they were thickest and get to the timber. The charge was successful, the Indians were routed and the Rangers got to cover, from which they fought the balance of the day.
It must be understood that Maj. Jones' escort was composed of men from each of the six Ranger Companies, seven men from each company. During the ambush at the beginning of the fight Lee Corn of Coldwell's Company, was badly wounded in the shoulder, his arm being nearly shot off. George Moore of Maltby's Company, was also severely wounded below the knee and remained a cripple the rest of his life.
Being cut off from water, after several hours of hard fighting in the hot July sun, two young men, Bailey and Porter, of Stephens' Company, undertook to get to the creek for water. Bailey was killed, but Porter escaped by abandoning his horse and getting into the creek bottom. In the meantime the Indians, becoming troublesome from the rear, Maj. Jones asked for volunteers to hold the Indians back from the rear, while the rest of the men fought them from the front. William W. Lewis, now of Menard, and Walter M. Robertson of Austin, volunteered to go about one hundred and fifty yards up on a ridge, which was bare with the exception of one oak tree about two feet in diameter. Maj. Jones went with them to see that they were in the right position to hold the Indians hack, and as he left them he said, "Boys stay here until they get you or until the fight is over." After the fight was over and the Indians had retired it was found that the tree behind which the two men had stood for five hours was literally riddled with bullets and the bark was all torn away on the side next to the enemy, while some of the smaller limbs were lying where they had fallen. It was near this tree that Robertson's horse was shot and killed.
Sometime after Robertson and Lewis had taken their position, during a lull in the fight Lieutenant Wilson came up to see how they were getting along. When he came up to where they were he was swearing at the Indians in a strenuous manner. He was carrying his hat in his hand and sat down behind the tree with the other two men, Lewis said, "Lieutenant you ought not to swear like that. Don't you know that you might be killed at any minute? Wilson who was fanning' with his hat said, "That is so boys," and became very quiet. Just about that time the Indians fired a volley cutting a good sized dead limb from the tree overhead. It descended with great force right on top of Wilson's bare head. He put his hand quickly to his head and bringing it away covered with blood he said, "By God, boys, I'm shot, sure as hell." He got up and went down the hill to where the other men were still thinking that he was shot until Dr. Nicholson told him better. During the evening John Holmes from Company D. and a man from Stephens' company were detailed to go to Jacksboro for relief. However, the relief did not arrive until the next morning. It was then too late, for the Indians had withdrawn during the night. Robertson and Lewis remained in their position on the ridge for about five hours, until night came and the Indians withdrew, After the Indians retired the Rangers prepared to leave the battleground. There were only two men killed and two seriously wounded during the fight. Billy Glass and Bailey mentioned before, were killed and George Moore and Lee Corn were wounded.. The Indians' loss was figured at about twenty-one dead and a number of men and horses wounded. Nine dead Indians were counted by the Rangers during the first part of the fight. Some years later Grooms Lee, who was in the fight, was with a party of surveyors who were laying out the route for the railroad which runs within a mile or a mile and a half of the Loss Valley battleground. They were, told by some cowboys that there were graves on the mountain where the fight took place.
When the party investigated they found eleven graves placed in a circle, presumably with their heads together and feet pointing outward to form a circle. Several other skeletons were found in crevices nearby where they had been covered with rocks. Counting the nine that were seen to fall and the fourteen discovered later made a total of twenty-one. During the ambush at the beginning of' the fight Robertson's horse had been shot from under him leaving him afoot. When the Rangers left the battle-ground his saddle was put on a captured Indian pony. Grass's body was strapped in the saddle and carried back to Loving's ranch, with Robertson walking and leading the horse. Glass was buried at Loving's ranch the next day, the Rangers taking boards from the smoke-house to make the coffin. The next day after the fight Maj. Jones and relief returned to the battleground and found Bailey's body. It was a terrible sight, he having been horribly mutilated, and he had been scalped. Fourteen or fifteen arrows were taken from his body. Lee Corn after he was shot, and a man from Coldwell's company named Wheeler, and Porter, had taken refuge in Loss Creek, where they were found by Maj. Jones and party. They were taken to Stewart's ranch and Dr. Nicholson of the escort attended them. Bailey's body was carried to Stewart's ranch and was buried near the grave of a young cowboy named Heath, who had been killed by Lone Wolf and his band the day before the Loss Valley fight. After burying Glass at Loving's ranch the thirteen or fourteen Rangers who had been left afoot by having their horses killed during the fight put their saddles in a wagon and were driven to Stewart's ranch by a man named Reed.
Lee Corn and George Moore were carried in the same wagon to Jacksboro and put in the Government hospital there.
While in Jacksboro the men in the escort who had lost their horses bought new mounts, but the men from Stephens' company returned to their camp on Salt Creek, where they got new horses. Walter M. Robertson who tells of his experiences during the Loss Valley fight was born in Austin, Texas, July 26, 1853, at the Old French Embassy. He is a member of an old Texas family, his father coming to Texas in 1837. His father, Dr. Joseph W. Robertson, was a member of the Congress of the Republic of Texas, during President Lamar's administration, was Surgeon of the U. S. Army post during the Mexican War of 1846, and took active part in the life of the Republic and State of Texas until his death. Major Jones, who commanded the Texas Frontier Battalion, composed of six companies of Texas Rangers with seventy-five men to each companty, was a cousin of Walter Robertson. In 1872 or 1873 the Indians became a serious menace to the settlers in their raids into Texas murdering and stealing during the light of the moon almost the year round. In 1873 Gov. Coke asked the Legislature to appropriate enough money to organize the Frontier Battalion to be used as a protection for the whites, stop the depredations and rid the frontier of the Indians. Up to that time the Indians had been making raids to within twenty-five or thirty miles of Austin, the state capital. When the Texas Frontier Battalion was organized in 1874, Major John B. Jones was made commander with the privilege of selecting the captains of each company, which he did.
Standing, left to right—S. P. Elkins, Tishomingo, Oklahoma; H. E. Conn, Floresviile, Texas; W. W. Lewis, Menard, Texas; J. M. Harkey, San Saba, Texas. Sitting, left to right—J. L. Bomer, San Saba, Texas; Walter M. Robertson, Austin. Texas; Captain Dan W. Roberts, Austin, Texas; James B. Hawkins, Montana. Photo taken at Texas Ex-Rangers Reunion, San Saba, Texas, July 4, 1929.
 [From J. Marvin Hunter's Frontier Times Magazine, December, 1929]