I just posted the obituary of Thomas James de la Hunt, Jr, (1866-1933) on this forum. His mother, Isabelle Huckeby (1845-1909) was a sister (or first cousin?) to my maternal ancestor, Eliza Ellen Huckeby (1830-1901). I have not been able to prove their relationship for certain at this time, but I do have proof that they did know each other.
Thomas was a respected historian and writer. I have never seen a photo of him before, but I know they do exist. Thomas never married nor had any children.
There may be a possibility that your T. J. de la Hunt is in fact my distant cousin, Thomas James de la Hunt (1866-1933) of Perry Co., IN.