|These men appear to have the same build, hairline, nose, and mustache and beard growth pattern.|
Could they both be Uncle Frank Thomas?
|This photo, taken by B. & G. Moses, was taken |
sometime between the Civil War and the late 1800s.
This second photo was taken by a studio found in Waco, Texas. On the back is written For Cousins Alice and Sarah Bryan. Sarah and Alice were Wimberly sisters who married Bryan brothers. They were two of Frank's wife, Fanny's, older sisters actually making them Frank's sisters-in-law, not cousins.
I did find a Frank Garrett Thomas, a distant cousin who lived in Georgia. If not B. F. Thomas, could this be Frank G. Thomas?
Someone attempted to label his photo as ______ Hunter on the back. I was not able to find substantial information about any Hunters connected to the Bienville Parish Wimberlys.
B. F. Thomas' only daughter lived in Texas, I could easily see him visiting his daughter - especially if there was a grandchild. Waco is in the vicinity some of Ruben Collier's churches. However, at the time his daughter was in Texas (about 1899), he would have been about 67 years old. He doesn't look that old in this photo.
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