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Jesse James, one of the most violent outlaws of the wild west, got his first taste for violence as a Confederate guerrilla during the Civil War. Although he came to be known as one of the most dangerous bandits of the west, James started out his life as a religious, peaceful farm boy who seemed destined for a career as a minister, like his father Robert, who died in California while preaching to gold miners. Those plans changed when the Civil War broke out in 1861 and brought chaos to his…

Jesse James: The Confederate Guerrilla

Jesse James (September 1847 — April was an American outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber, and murderer from the state of Missouri and the most famous member of the James-Younger Gang.

Outlaw "Dirty Dave" Rudabaugh, Dave Rudabaugh was the only outlaw said to have crossed paths with Dave Mather, Bat Masterson, Pat Garrett, Wyatt Earp, Billy The Kid and Doc Holliday.   Dave lived to be 31 years, 7 months and 4 days old.   Dave's decapitated head was placed on a stake for almost three weeks after his death.

The Outlaw "Dirty Dave" Rudabaugh

Outlaw "Dirty Dave" Rudabaugh, Dave Rudabaugh was the only outlaw said to have…

This day in History: May 23, 1934: Police kill famous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde

On May infamous criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were ambushed and killed while on the run in Louisiana. Take a look back at the crime-fueled love story of one of America's most famous couples.

Arkansas Black Sheep Ancestors - Directory of Links for Prison & Convict Records, Court Records, Executions, Famous Outlaws, Bandits & Criminals...

Black Sheep Ancestors Logo - Directory of Links for Prison & Convict Records, Court Records, Executions, Famous Outlaws, Bandits & Criminals.

Jesse James, 1869, Nebraska City, Kin to modern day Jesse James friend of Sandra Bullock.

Jesse James, Nebraska City- - After the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in Clay County became the . The 1869 robbery marked the emergence of Jesse James as the most . James and John Newman Edwards, editor and founder of the Kansas City Times.

A signed photograph of the notorious outlaw Jesse James. The only known signed photograph of US outlaw Jesse James made $ 51,240 at auction. Born in Missouri in 1847, James was a Confederate guerrilla during the American civil war and turned his hand to all manner of nefarious activities in the following years, including train robbery and bank raids. James was killed in 1882 by Robert Ford, a member of his gang, for a $ 10,000 reward.

A signed photograph of the notorious outlaw Jesse James. The only known signed photograph of US outlaw Jesse James

Famous Outlaws and Gunmen of the Wild West

James Butler Hickok (May 1837 – August better known as "Wild Bill" Hickok, was a folk character of the American Old West.

William "Wild Bill" Longley, considered one of the fastest & deadliest gunfighters in the old west. Known by some as "Bloody Bill." He was from a respectable family but his hot temper, fondness for liquor, & unsettled conditions during reconstruction led him to be one of the most daring gunslingers of his day. He is said to have killed 32 persons before his capture in 1877. He was hanged in Giddings TX in 1878.

Deadly Outlaw Wild Bill Longley

Wild Bill Longley, was considered one of fastest and deadliest gunfighters in the Old West. He was also mean, quick to anger and a compulsive liar .Some writers later called him “Bloody Bill.

Ike Clanton was involved in one of the most famous gunfights of the American Old West. Ike Clanton’s notoriety is based largely on his conflict with the Earp brothers, especially Wyatt Earp and Wyatt’s friend Doc Holliday. Helping to fuel this conflict was Ike’s heavy drinking and quick temper. In October 1881 the Earp’s and Doc Holliday advanced on Ike’s gang near the now famous O.K. Corral. Ike was unarmed and fled at the first sound of gunfire but his brother William “Billy” Clanton was…

Ike Clanton- Outlaw, Gambler, Drunk, Big Mouth,and Coward. Started the fight at the OK Corral but ran when the bullets started flying! Ike was shot by another lawman after stealing some cattle in Ike's grave is unknown to this day.

Edward Capehart O'Kelley (1858 — 13 January 1904) was the man who murdered Robert Ford, who had killed the famous outlaw Jesse James to receive a bounty.

Edward Capehart O'Kelley — 13 January was the man who murdered Robert Ford, who had killed the famous outlaw Jesse James to receive a bounty. "The man who killed the man who killed Jesse James.

Jesse Woodson James was one of, if not the most famous outlaw in American History, and certainly in the old west. Bank and train robber, murderer,...

- Good ole Southern boy that was murdered they say-Jesse Woodson James was one of, if not the most famous outlaw in American History, and certainly in the old west. Bank and train robber, murderer,.