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Jesse James

Outlaw Jesse James

Profession: Outlaw

United States of America

Why Famous: Former confederate guerrilla during the US Civil war, James became an outlaw and bandit notorious for robbing banks and trains. Formed gangs with his brother Frank and associates and evaded capture for about 15 years. Killed by a member of his gang in 1882 for reward money.

Born: September 5, 1847
Birthplace: Kearney, Missouri, USA
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: April 3, 1882 (aged 34)
Cause of Death: Shot

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Married Life

  • 1874-04-24 Outlaw Jesse James marries cousin Zerelda 'Zee' Mimms

Historical Events

  • 1864-09-27 Jesse James' gang surprise attack train: 150 killed
  • 1866-02-13 Jesse James holds up his first bank, stealing $15,000 from the Clay County Savings Association in Liberty, Missouri
  • 1866-10-30 Jesse James' gang robs bank in Lexington, Missouri ($2000)
  • 1867-03-02 Jesse James' gang robs bank in Savannah Missouri, 1 killed
  • 1867-05-23 Jesse James gang robs bank in Richmond, Missouri (2 die, $4,000 taken)
  • 1868-03-20 Jesse James Gang robs a bank in Russellville, Kentucky, of $14,000
  • 1868-12-07 Jesse James gang robs bank in Gallatin Missouri, kills 1
  • 1871-06-03 Jesse James & his gang robs Obocock Bank (Corydon Iowa), of $15,000
  • 1871-07-03 Jesse James robs bank in Corydon, Iowa ($45,000)
  • 1872-04-12 Jesse James gang robs bank in Columbia, Kentucky (1 dead/$1,500)
  • 1873-07-21 Jesse James and James Younger gang's 1st train robbery at Adair, Iowa
  • 1874-01-31 Jesse James gang robs a train at Gads Hill, Missouri
  • 1874-12-08 Jesse James gang takes train at Muncie Kansas
  • 1875-07-07 Jesse James robs train in Otterville, Missouri
  • 1882-04-03 American outlaw Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford at home in St Joseph

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