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Jesse James

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Born Sep 5, 1847

Jesse Woodson James was an American outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber and murderer from the state of Missouri and the most famous member of the James-Younger Gang. Already a celebrity when he was alive, he became a legendary figure of the Wild West after his death. Some recent scholars place him in the context of regional insurgencies of ex-Confederates following the American Civil War rather than a manifestation of frontier lawlessness or alleged economic justice.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1847 Birth Jesse Woodson James was born in Clay County, Missouri, near the site of present-day Kearney, on September 5, 1847. Jesse James had two full siblings: his older brother, Alexander Franklin "Frank", and a younger sister, Susan Lavenia James. Across a creek and up a hill from the house on the right was the home of Daniel Askew, where Askew was killed on April 12, 1875. … Read More
1852 4 Years Old After Robert James' death, his widow Zerelda remarried twice, first to Benjamin Simms in 1852 and then in 1855 to Dr. Reuben Samuel, who moved into the James home. … Read More

TEENAGE

1863 15 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 1863, he was identified as a member of a guerrilla squad that operated in Clay County. … Read More
1864 16 Years Old In the summer of 1864, Taylor was severely wounded, losing his right arm to a shotgun blast. … Read More
1866 18 Years Old 1 More Event
…  On June 13, 1866 in Jackson County, Missouri two jailed members of Quantril's gang were demanded to be freed by a gang and the Jailor killed it is believed the James Brothers were involved.
1867 19 Years Old On May 23, 1867, for example, they robbed a bank in Richmond, Missouri, in which they killed the mayor and two others. … Read More

TWENTIES

1868 20 Years Old In 1868, Frank and Jesse James allegedly joined Cole Younger in robbing a bank at Russellville, Kentucky.
1869 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Jesse James did not become famous, however, until December 7, 1869, when he and (most likely) Frank robbed the Daviess County Savings Association in Gallatin, Missouri. … Read More
The Adams Express Company turned to the Pinkerton National Detective Agency in 1874 to stop the James-Younger gang. … Read More
1876 28 Years Old 1 More Event
On September 7, 1876, the James-Younger gang attempted a raid on the First National Bank of Northfield, Minnesota. … Read More

THIRTIES

1879 31 Years Old 1 More Event
He recruited a new gang in 1879 and returned to crime, holding up a train at Glendale, Missouri (now part of Independence, Missouri), on October 8, 1879. … Read More
…  On April 3, 1882, Jesse James was killed by a member of his own gang, Robert Ford, who hoped to collect a reward on James' head.
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