Information Received from Russ Fokes (July 9, 2012) via Facebook Post: John Fokes 1819-1860 served in Colonel Robert M. Coleman's Original Ranger Battalion. He joined at the young age of 16. He also fought under 1st Lt. George B. Erath in the Battle of Elm Creek. He was killed by Indians in 1860. From Stephen L. Moore's book Savage Frontier volume 1. Taken from the History of the Texas Rangers.