It never occured that I should search for Crumholt.The records I've found of my grandmother's marriage indicated the "K"... and that tale about Uncle Gillie changing from "K" to "C" because of an argument over a cattle brand was told everywhere.
I have Sierra Family Tree 5.2And will certainly go back to the "search" mode. The Francis/Frank and Hester/Esther coincidence is pretty compelling. In your research did you come across an "Arness" ...brother of Francis?
Hope you've gotten the photo from your "hotmail" address.