One of American history‘s most notorious outlaws, Jesse James has also been the subject of several films. He was even played by his own son, Jesse James, Jr., in two silent films in the 1920s. Reed Hadley played him in Samuel Fuller’s I Shot Jesse James, and he was most recently played by none other than Brad Pitt in the critically acclaimed (and fantastic) The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

Jesse James An old family story told by my dad was that a great uncle of his sold horses to the James Gang in central Missouri when the gang was on the run.

Jesse James' first train robbery was July 21, 1873 near Adair, Iowa. The engine, tender, and baggage cars were derailed and the engineer killed. Jesse and his brother Frank, approached the expressman with cocked 44’s. The James-Younger gang rode off with nearly $3,000—worth about $51,000 today.

10 Great Train Robberies

A signed photograph of the notorious outlaw Jesse James. The only known signed photograph of US outlaw Jesse James made $ 51,240 at auction. Born in Missouri in 1847, James was a Confederate guerrilla during the American civil war and turned his hand to all manner of nefarious activities in the following years, including train robbery and bank raids. James was killed in 1882 by Robert Ford, a member of his gang, for a $ 10,000 reward.

A signed photograph of the notorious outlaw Jesse James. The only known signed photograph of US outlaw Jesse James

This photo of Jesse James became the most famous photograph taken in the 19th century. More people knew who he was than the president of the United States. Learn more about this infamous outlaw in Ron Hansen's novel, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford : http://www.openroadmedia.com/blog/2013-06-13/Ron-Hansen-and-the-Assassination-of-Jesse-James

Today in History: On April 1882 Missouri Outlaw Jesse James killed by Robert Ford

Jesse James ~ Jesse was many things, including being a sometimes kind man, a dapper dresser, and a prankish charmer, he was also a cold-blooded murderer, robber, horse thief, racist, and terrorist

The tintype picture, owned by a farming family in rural Washington, is thought to have been taken not long before Robert Ford shot dead notorious outlaw Jesse James in

The Younger Gang: Not getting any younger.

The photo is of Jesse James Outlaw Gang. The website linked to this has a lot of pictures of different outlaw gangs and individuals. It's really interesting and cool seeing all the different outlaws.

Jesse James, one of the most violent outlaws of the wild west, got his first taste for violence as a Confederate guerrilla during the Civil War. Although he came to be known as one of the most dangerous bandits of the west, James started out his life as a religious, peaceful farm boy who seemed destined for a career as a minister, like his father Robert, who died in California while preaching to gold miners. Those plans changed when the Civil War broke out in 1861 and brought chaos to his…

Jesse James: The Confederate Guerrilla

Jesse James (September 1847 — April 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.

Hot Springs,Arkansas : Jesse James and the Younger Brothers were fond of robbing stagecoaches near Hot Springs. Apparently, it was something to brag about. Here's a photo of three Arkansas men who were robbed of $3000 and some valuables. They commemorated the event by painting "Robbed by Jesse James January 15, 1874 on top of their stagecoach. This was supposedly the first of a string of James-Younger holdups on the road between Malvern and Hot Springs.

Hot Springs,Arkansas : Jesse James and the Younger Brothers were fond of robbing…

Zee Mimms » Jesse James wife at the time of his death

Zerelda Amanda Mimms James (July 1845 - November Kansas City, MO) was the first cousin and wife of Jesse James. Photo of Mimms at the time of his death

Jesse James and his brother Frank as children

Antique photo, Jesse James and his brother, Frank, as children.

Jesse James. Jesse and his brother Frank were Confederate guerrillas in Missouri during the Civil War.

Jesse James: The Confederate Guerrilla

Jesse James and his brother Frank James were Confederate guerrillas in Missouri during the Civil War.

Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday, Jesse James and Charlie Bowdre

Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday, Jesse James and Charlie Bowdre

Jesse James and family

Confederate Outlaw Jesse James and Family Third from left in the back row is Jesse. To his left is Zee Mimms, his cousin and future wife. The man first on the left in the back row may be John Newman Edwards, Jesse’s friend and the newspaper man that.

Jesse James (partly) turned to crime as a means of exacting revenge on all things Yankee"

Jesse Woodson James (September 1847 – April was an American outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber, and murderer

4 1948 display newspapers OUTLAW JESSE JAMES is found still ALIVE in OKLAHOMA

4 1948 display newspapers OUTLAW JESSE JAMES is found still ALIVE in OKLAHOMA

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