Person:Jesse James (17)

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Jesse Woodson James
m. 28 Dec 1841
  1. Alexander Franklin James1843 - 1915
  2. Frank James1843 - 1915
  3. Robert R. James1845 - 1845
  4. Jesse Woodson James1847 - 1882
  5. Susan Lavenia James1849 - 1889
m. 24 Apr 1874
  1. Jesse Edwards James1875 - 1951
  2. Montgomery James1878 - 1878
  3. Gould James1878 - 1878
  4. Mary Susan James1879 - 1935
Facts and Events
Name[1] Jesse Woodson James
Gender Male
Birth[1] 5 Sep 1847 Clay County, Missouri
Marriage 24 Apr 1874 Missouri(they were 1st cousins)
to Zerelda Amanda Mims
Death[1] 3 Apr 1882 Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri
Burial[1] Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kearney, Clay County, Missouri


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Jesse Woodson James (September 5, 1847April 3, 1882) 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.

Jesse and his brother Frank James were Confederate guerrillas during the Civil War. They were accused of participating in atrocities committed against Union soldiers. After the war, as members of one gang or another, they robbed banks, stagecoaches, and trains. Despite popular portrayals of James as a kind of Robin Hood, robbing from the rich and giving to the poor, there is no evidence that he and his gang used their robbery gains for anyone but themselves.

The James brothers were most active with their gang from about 1866 until 1876, when their attempted robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota, resulted in the capture or deaths of several gang members. They continued in crime for several years, recruiting new members, but were under increasing pressure from law enforcement. On April 3, 1882, Jesse James was killed by Robert Ford, who was a member of the gang living in the James house and who was hoping to collect a state reward on James' head.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jesse James, in Find A Grave.

    Reburial; originally buried in the front yard of the family farm under an elaborate monument.