Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Heritage Photo of the Week

This photo probably dates to just after the Civil War. Brothers Samuel Jarrett Lentz, left, and Gabriel Moore Lentz, right, were probably photographed near Bastrop or Austin, Texas. The brothers were born in Limestone County, Alabama, to parents Samuel and Barbara (Jackson) Lentz. They and a third brother, Ashley Rozelle Lentz, moved to Texas in the 1850s. Their uncle, Jacob Lentz, was a Stephen F. Austin colonist who received a league of land in Bastrop County from the Mexican government in 1832. Gabe would remain in the Red Rock area and marry Jacob's daughter Amanda. Ashley also settled in the Red Rock area, and Sam eventually moved to Austin.

But don't they look more like mountain men than Texas farmers?


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