James Buchanan Gillett
Presidio County, Texas
30 18.503' N 104 02.342' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of Tenison Street and Sacramento Street. The Marfa Cemetery is on the west side of the intersection. The marker is in the cemetery.
Text: A very famous Texas Ranger. Born in Austin, son of Adjutant General of Texas. At 16 became cowboy on western frontier. At 19 joined Rangers; hunted down raiding Indians, rustlers, feuding settlers. After serving 1875-1881, became El Paso city marshal. Ranched 41 years in far West Texas (living in and near Marfa) and New Mexico. His book, "Six Years with the Texas Rangers", is read as an Old West classic.