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James, Jesse Woodson

Male 1847 - 1882  (34 years)


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  • Name James, Jesse Woodson 
    Born 5 Sep 1847  Kearney, Clay Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Apr 1882  St Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • gunshot
    Buried 29 Jun 1902  Mt Olivet Cemetery, Kearney, Clay Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I72178  Bob Juch's Kin
    Last Modified 7 May 2019 

    Father James, Robert Sallee,   b. 17 Jul 1818, Logan Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1850, Gold fields near Placerville, El Dorado Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Cole, Zerelda Elizabeth,   b. 29 Jan 1825, Black Horse Tavern, Woodford Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1911, Oklahoma City, Cleveland Co., OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 28 Dec 1841  Stamping Ground, Scott Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F24295  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mimms, Zerelda Amanda,   b. 21 Jul 1845, Logan Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1900, Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 24 Apr 1874  Wife's Sister's Home, Kearney, Clay Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. James, Mary Jane Susan,   b. 17 Jun 1879, Nashville, Davidson Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1935, Kearney, Clay Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
     2. James, Jesse Edwards,   b. 31 Aug 1875, Nashville, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1951, Glendale, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
     3. James, Gould,   b. 1877, Waverly, Benton Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1877, Waverly, Benton Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     4. James, Montgomery,   b. 1877, Waverly, Benton Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1877, Waverly, Benton Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 7 May 2019 
    Family ID F24297  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY: [Broderbund WFT Vol. 15, Ed. 1, Tree #1589] Jesse was murdered by Robert Ford in St. Joseph, Mo. He was buried 29 June 1902 in Mt. Olivet Cem., Kearney, Clay, Mo. after he was moved from St. Joseph, with his wife. The pallbearers for Jesse were men who served with Jesse under Quantrill. Jesse was anxious to surrender and serve time and get out to be with his family but that didn't work. Jesse Jr. looked through the files in Kansas City and found a lot of crimes were charged up to the account of his hunted and outlawed father. One week would be a bold robbery in MO , saying it was the James Gang. Then the next week there would be a robbery in Texas, again the James Gang. Jesse Jr. said to have committed one-fourth of these crimes, his father would have to have been equipped with some means of extra-terrestrial transportation for him to rob a bank in West Virginia on Monday night and hold up a train in Texas three nights later. The very day Jesse was killed there was a bank robbery in Texas that the newspapers attributed to Jesse James Gang. BIOGRAPHY: [Broderbund WFT Vol. 7, Ed. 1, Tree #4693] By Russell M. Marshall, Sr., 9357 Bruce Dr., Franklin, Ohio Jesse James was killed from ambush by Bob Ford. These famous outlaws Frank and Jesse Woodson James roamed and robbed far and wide and their gang had many things attributed to them not done by them. Jesse's middle name is given from a relationship to the Woodson family a branch of my family Anna Arzella Woodson my great grandmother who married Andrew Johnson, their son John my grandmother and dad's mother's family who lived in Rockcastle County, KY where Frank and members rode through there and would hide out reportedly after some of their raids into West Virginia, etc. A would-be hero deputy of Rockcastle County, KY heard they might be coming that way and lay an ambush for Frank and cohorts and one of the gang was wounded but the rest escaped. Another Woodson relative and her niece visited me in 1994 from Independence, MO and told me her grandmother as a small girl as Frank James had stopped over at the Woodson home where they had been fed and kept hidden had bent over off of his horse and given her grandmother a gold coin which she had treasured into her old age. To date I've not uncovered the middle name association of Jesse Woodson James so maybe a future family might because I've not got the health or resources at this present time, 1996. Frank and Jesse's father died during the 49ers Gold Rush in California and Frank lived until 1915 and is buried in the same town as my mother's grandpa in Kearney, Nebraska. [The author may be confusing Kearney, Neb. With Kearney, Mo., but Frank isn't buried there either! He's in Independence, MO] . . .

  • Sources 
    1. [S844] The James Family by Phillip W. Steele.

    2. [S1120] World Family Tree Vol. 7, Ed. 1, Broderbund Software, Inc., (Name: Release date: October 17, 1996;), Tree #1610.

    3. [S1013] Files of Ann Tucker Royal, Ann Tucker Royal.

    4. [S841] World Family Tree Vol. 15, Ed. 1, Broderbund Software, Inc., Tree #1589.