Jesse and his older brother Franklin lost their father inwhen the Reverend Robert James abandoned his young family and disappeared forever into the California gold fields. Their mother, Zerelda, quickly remarried, but rumor had it that their new stepfather treated Jesse and Frank poorly, and a third husband soon followed.
As a young man, Robert became an admirer of Jesse James for his Civil War record and criminal exploits.
Inat the age of 18, he finally met James. Ford's brother Charles is believed to have taken part in the James-Younger gang's Blue Cut train robbery  in Jackson County, west of Glendale, Missouri renamed Selsa and now part of Independenceon September 7, Joseph, Missouri and intended to give up crime.
The James gang had been greatly reduced in numbers by that time; some had fled the gang in fear of prosecution, and many of the original members were either dead or in prison after a botched bank robbery in Northfield, Minnesota.
After the train robbery, James' brother Frank James had also decided to retire from crime and moved East, settling in Lynchburg, Virginia. The Fords resided in St. Joseph with the James family, where Jesse went by the alias Thomas Howard.
They were brought into a meeting with Crittenden, as they had been around the James' cousin Wood Hite the day Hite was murdered. Crittenden promised Ford a full pardon if he would kill James, who was by then the most wanted criminal in the USA.
They were nervous and bored, looking for opportunity, and feeling restless. The confession of Liddil to participating in Hite's murder made the news, and pressure began to build around James. Joseph, Missouri, where Ford assassinated James in On April 3,after eating breakfast, the Fords and James went into the living room before traveling to Platte City.
By reading the daily newspaper, James had just learned of gang member Liddil's confession for participating in Hite's murder and grew increasingly suspicious of the Fords for never reporting this matter to him.
According to Robert Ford, it became clear to him that James had realized they were there to betray him. However, instead of scolding the Fords, James walked across the living room to lay his revolvers on a sofa.
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He turned around and noticed a dusty picture above the mantel, and stood on a chair in order to clean it. Robert Ford drew his weapon and shot the unarmed James in the back of the head.
They surrendered themselves to legal authorities but were dismayed to be charged with first degree murder. In one day, the Ford brothers were indicted, pleaded guilty, and sentenced to death by hangingbut two hours later, Crittenden granted them a full pardon.
This sentiment warred with the opinion that it had been time for James to be stopped. For a period, Bob earned money by posing for photographs as "the man who killed Jesse James" in dime museums.
Charles, terminally ill with tuberculosis and addicted to morphinecommitted suicide on May 4, Ford lost the contest and left town. When silver was found in Creede, Ford closed his saloon and opened one there. Ford purchased a lot and on May 29, opened Ford's Exchange, said to have been a dance hall.
Ford opened a tent saloon until he could rebuild. Three days after the fire, on June 8,Edward O'Kelley entered Ford's tent saloon with a shotgun. According to witnesses, Ford's back was turned. O'Kelley said, "Hello, Bob. O'Kelley hence became "the man who killed Robert Ford".
O'Kelley's sentence was commuted because of a 7,signature petition in favor of his release and a medical condition, and he was released on October 3, Ford was buried in Creede. His remains were later moved and reinterred at Richmond Cemetery in his native Richmond in Ray County, Missouri ; "The man who shot Jesse James" was inscribed on his grave marker.Although he was a criminal most of his life, Jesse James became a legendary figure in American history.
Author Jeff Burlingame explores the life of this infamous outlaw. Review 'This is one of the good ones, rewarding the reader with an unbiased, objective, thorough recapitulation of history's Jesse James. An article about Dr.
Joseph Wood in saving the life of a young man he did not know, who would go on to become the infamous outlaw Jesse James.
Jesse James and his brother Frank were outlaws who robbed banks, trains and stagecoaches. Career Criminals After the war, Jesse and Frank turned to a life of crime.
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An investigation into the lost treasures of Jesse James and the Freemasons and their connections to the Templars, Rosicrucians, and the Founding Fathers Jesse James left behind secret diaries and coded treasure maps.
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