Jesse James

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Jesse James Born Sept. 5, 1847 in Kearney Clay County Missouri

1847

Gold is struck in California. Jesse's father heads west, but dies soon after.

1848

The Civil War begins.

1861

Jesse James's older brother. Frank, joins Quantrill's raiders

1862

Jesse joins Quantrill's raiders. He serves in "Bloody Bill" Anderson's unit.

1864

The Civil War ends.

1865

First bank robbery. The Clay County Savings Bank in Liberty Missouri.

1866

Robs the Nimord Long Banking Co. in Russellville Ky.

1868

Raided a bank in Gallatin Missouri and shot the bank teller.

1869

Robs the Bank of Columbia Ky on April 29th.

1872

Robbed the fairgrounds at Kansas City.

1872

Jesse James marries his cousin, Zerelda Mimms on April 23.

1874

Pinkerton raided the James farm killing his half brother and mamed his mother.

1875

Robs the bank in Minnesota. The robbery fails some gang members are killed.

1876

The James Gang pulls off its first train robbery near Adair Iowa.

1878

Jesse puts together a new gang.Members include Robert and Charles Ford.

1879

Robs a stagecoach in Mammoth Cave Ky.

1880

Jesse James moves his family to St. Joseph, Missouri

1881

Jesse James is shot and killed by Robert Ford on April 3rd.

April 3,1882