My grandfather Benjamin Franklin Taylor and his daughter Camilla and cat. The photo was taken in Marked Tree, Arkansas in 1909. Ben had lost his right eye in a hunting accident on the St. Francis River when he was younger. In this photo he is wearing a gun belt and is carrying a Navy Colt. Marked Tree was a dangerous logging town and men wore guns for protection. A year after this photo was taken Camilla, my grandmother, would at the age of 15 marry Wm Robinson, age 31.
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