HE FIRED LAST SHOT Of WAR.
HOME GUARD FEARED AMBUSH.
|Dave Poole, Guerrilla, Missouri|
OCCUPATION: Murderer, Thief, Organized Crime Boss, Folk Hero
BIRTH DATE: September 05, 1847
DEATH DATE: April 03, 1882
PLACE OF BIRTH: Kearney, Missouri
PLACE OF DEATH: St. Joseph, Missouri
FULL NAME: Jesse Woodson James
AKA: Jesse James
American outlaw, robber and legendary figure Jesse Woodson James was born on September 5, 1847, in Kearney, Missouri.
Jesse and his brother Frank James were educated and hailed from a prestigious family of farmers. Their father, the Reverend Robert James, was a Baptist minister who married Zerelda Cole James and moved from Kentucky to Missouri in 1842. In the summer of 1863, the James farm was brutally attacked by Union soldiers.
Jesse was 16 when he and Frank became Confederate guerrilla soldiers, riding alongside William Quantrill and “Bloody Bill” Anderson.Note: Jesse and Frank were taught how to rob banks by Arch Clement of Kingsville, MO. Johnson County. Standing about five feet tall and weighing in at a stout 130 pounds, Archie Clement may have been the most feared—and perhaps the most sociopathic—of all Bill Anderson’s guerrillas. Clement was best-known for scalping and mutilating the corpses of Unionists—military or civilian—and served Anderson as a lieutenant during the massacres at Centralia. Arch Clement Link
|Jesse James and Arch Clement of Kingsville, MO|
|Move Depiction of the Killing of Jesse James by Bob Ford|