Jesse James Born Sept. 5, 1847 in Kearney Clay County Missouri
Gold is struck in California. Jesse's father heads west, but dies soon after.
The Civil War begins.
Jesse James's older brother. Frank, joins Quantrill's raiders
Jesse joins Quantrill's raiders. He serves in "Bloody Bill" Anderson's unit.
First bank robbery. The Clay County Savings Bank in Liberty Missouri.
Robs the Nimord Long Banking Co. in Russellville Ky.
Raided a bank in Gallatin Missouri and shot the bank teller.
Robbed the fairgrounds at Kansas City.
Robs the Bank of Columbia Ky on April 29th.
Jesse James marries his cousin, Zerelda Mimms on April 23.
Pinkerton raided the James farm killing his half brother and mamed his mother.
Robs the bank in Minnesota. The robbery fails some gang members are killed.
The James Gang pulls off its first train robbery near Adair Iowa.
Jesse puts together a new gang.Members include Robert and Charles Ford.
Robs a stagecoach in Mammoth Cave Ky.
Jesse James moves his family to St. Joseph, Missouri
Jesse James is shot and killed by Robert Ford on April 3rd.