Confederate Outlaw Jesse James and Family Third from left in the back row is Jesse. To his left is Zee Mimms, his cousin and future wife. The man first on the left in the back row may be John Newman Edwards, Jesse’s friend and the newspaper man that.
Young Jesse James, Approximately 16 Years of Age Here in He was a Missouri bushwhacker riding with Bloody Bill Anderson in Platte City, Mo. Later he would grow up to be a train robber and criminal who was shot and killed by Robert Ford in Hannibal, Mo.
William T. "Bloody Bill" Anderson – October was one of the deadliest and most brutal pro-Confederate guerrilla leaders in the American Civil War. Anderson led a band that targeted Union loyalists and Federal soldiers in Missouri and Kansas.
Jesse James and his brother Frank James fought as Confederate guerrilla soldiers in the Civil War. After the war, they joined up with other outlaws, robbing banks, trains and stagecoaches across the country.
Robert Ford, The man who killed Jesse James. He pretty much carried the moniker "Dirty, Rotten Coward Who Shot Jesse James In the Back." It occured, by the way, as Jesse was hanging a picture in his mother's house. Not the kind of man I'd want to be.
Expert debate has erupted over a photograph, identified in September by the Houston Police Department's veteran specialist in facial recognition as legendary outlaw Jesse James, seated next to his eventual killer, Robert Ford.