Jesse James Timeline

Events

Birth

September 5, 1847

Robert James (father) abandoned him

1849

Mother married Benjamin Simms

1852

Mother married Dr. Reuben Samuel

1855

Became a confederate guerrilla

1863

The worst crime of Civil War

1863

Got shot in the chest

May, 1865

Killed a cashier mistaken as the murderer of "Bloody Bill"

December 7, 1869

Pinkerton Agency took the case on James brothers

MArch, 1874

Married

April 24, 1874

Home got raided by Pinkerton Agents and injured family

January 25, 1875

Jesse E. James (son)

August 31, 1875

Mary James Barr (daughter)

July 17, 1879

Went for a robbery with the Ford Brothers

1882

Died (assassinated)

April 3, 1882