Jesse Woodson James was an American outlaw, bank and train robber, guerrilla, and leader of the James–Younger Gang. Raised in the "Little Dixie" area of western Missouri, James and his family maintained strong Southern sympathies. He and his brother Frank James joined pro-Confederate guerrillas known as "bushwhackers" operating in Missouri and Kansas during the American Civil War. As followers of William Quantrill and "Bloody Bill" Anderson, they were accused of committing atrocities against Union soldiers and civilian abolitionists, including the Centralia Massacre in 1864. After the war, as members of various gangs of outlaws, Jesse and Frank robbed banks, stagecoaches, and trains across the Midwest, gaining national fame and often popular sympathy despite the brutality of their crimes.
|Born:||September 5, 1847, Near Kearney, Missouri, U.S.|
|Died:||April 3, 1882, St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S.|
|Cause of death:||Gunshot wound to the head|
|Children:||2, including Jesse|
|Parents:||Robert S. James (father), Zerelda Cole James (mother)|
|Relatives:||Frank James (brother), Zerelda Mimms (cousin), Wood Hite (cousin)|
|IMDb:||Jesse James's IMDb|
About Jesse James
CEO of West Coast Choppers and host of a 2009 Spike TV show Jesse James is a Dead Man.
Jesse James Before Fame
He worked as a bodyguard for bands such as Danzig and Slayer before opening his motorcycle shop West Coast Choppers.
Achievement of Jesse James
His second television series, Jesse James Outlaw Garage, premiered on the Discovery Channel in 2012.
Jesse James Family Life
He has three children named Sunny, Chandler and Jesse Jr. He was married to actress Sandra Bullock as well as Janine Lindemulder and Karla James before marrying his fourth wife Alexis DeJoria in 2013.
Associations of Jesse James
He appeared on the second season of Donald Trump's The Celebrity Apprentice.
Information related to Jesse James
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- Train robbers
- Missouri State Guard
- James–Younger Gang
- People murdered in Missouri
- 19th-century American criminals
- Outlaws of the American Old West
- People of Missouri in the American Civil War
- People of the California Gold Rush
- American bank robbers
- American folklore