Jim Courtright


Born Timothy Isaiah Courtright, but sometime later, Tim became Jim. In 1865, he worked as a Union army scout. He was killed in a gun battle with Luke Short. Courtright’s epitaph reads, “U.S. Army Scout, U.S. Marshall, Frontiersman, Pioneer, Representative of a Class of Men, now passing from Texas, who, whatever their faults were types of the brave courageous manhood, which commands respect and admiration.”