for example I received a few pictures thru text but I wanted to know if that person actually took them and were sent to me or someone else took them somewhere else and then they were sent or forwarded to me
The picture should have exif data embedded in it. The person may block the location in the data, but it normally won't change the time. This isn't the same as the date seen on the picture details. I don't know though if Android has an app to look at exif data. You can send it to a PC to look though.