"The oldest known grave here is that of Major H.
Oram Watts, the custom's collector at Linnville
and casualty of a Comanche
raid on that nearby settlement, Aug 8, 1840. the site was called Ranger
Cemetery after the burial in 1850 of Margaret Petyon Lytle, wife of James
T. Lytle, the "Poet of the Texas Rangers. When an epeidemic broke out
during the Civil War (1861-65), a nearby house was used as a hospital. at
least 10 Federal soldiers were among victims buried here, members of the
5 families who owned the site are also interred in Ranger Cemetery. Last
burial was in 1941."