I did not produce this video but I'd sure like to shake the hand of the guy/gal who did. It focuses on a person who produced a degree of chaos here a while back and was subsequently banned. I see that he's recently reduced the James Family Genealogy Forum on genealogy.com to an advertisement for his misidentified collection just as he tried to do on here. Having studied many other areas of history, I remain amazed at the number of absolute nutbags, besides the normal honest folks, that Jesse James seems to attract. Anyway, it's good to see this particular scammer exposed on YouTube.
The dog has now been identified in the ebay photo. Although it is just the rear end of the dog they know who the dog is and who the ower was.
When I commented that if we knew the dog's name, we could identify whose home the photo was taken at, I was being my normal witty self! Humor makes my day, and I have shared a LOT of humor chasing Bloody Bill and Jesse James with fellow chasers!
I heard the dog was Lucky because he only had the rear in part of his body. The rest had been run over by a car.
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We know for a fact that Jesse stood about 5'9". We also know he was very proud of his 'small, aristocratic' hands. He preferred Smith & Wesson revolvers to Colts or Remingtons because the smaller grips fit his hands better.
I've got a copy of the 'photographic evidence' booklet that accompanies the JLC book. One photo shows Courtney sitting among supposedly a bunch of the men he served with during the War. They're all sitting in chairs of the same size, but he's at least half a head taller than the tallest of the rest. I used a straight-edge on the photo & his upper lip is on the level with the eyes of the next tallest man in the picture. The man had to stand at least six feet & was probably taller than that.
There's also 'the last picture ever taken' of him. He's sitting in a wheelchair, holding a Winchester M1894 carbine. He's gripping it around the wrist of the stock. His thurmb is over the stock and his fingers are curled under, not through, the lever. His thumb & middle finger are touching. I stretch a size 12 glove--I definitely don't have 'small, aristocratic' hands--but I can't hold a '94 that way and get my thumb & middle finger to touch. I can do it on a Marlin lever-action .22, but not on anything bigger. The Marlin, which belongs to a friend, is a lot thinner in the stock & has a smaller lever than a '94.
Well, it appears the magical mystery tour of James L Courtney has come to light and that an ebay photo displays James L Courtney in a group of James family members.
So, out with the traditional story as it appears to be full of holes now. Jesse James, according to the Liberty Hills woman is her great great grandfather James L Courtney. The ebay photo is now in the newspapers as the Austin woman makes her rounds to say, hey, look at Travis Barron, his JLC and JLC is the real Jesse James. And JLC's mother was Zerelda and I have a group photo that proves it. And Mary Ellen Barron is in the photo to.
How many bullet holes did JLC have. And the answer would be, "Well he has a bunch." And how many banks did JLC rob? Can we go on to the next question? If the recent ebay photo was as you say the wedding of Frank and Annie and was taken in 1875, what year was Zerelda's arm blown off. Before the wedding photo.
A fraud hooking up with a fraud should get some kind of end result. I have to wonder if Mr. Ellison realizes he will have to change the Jesse James story line to the James L Courtney story line. Are her goals to do away with the traditional story so that she may precent Jesse James her way? Will she stake a claim on the James Farm and want it moved to Texas? Nothing is impossible. Someone out there knows who all is in that group photo bought from ebay and in the end the bubble will pop. Until then, I'll sit back and enjoy the soap opera.
"His thurmb is over the stock and his fingers are curled under, not through, the lever."
Are any of his fingertips missing?