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Thursday, April 03, 2008

1882 :: Death of Jesse James

On this date . . . the 3rd day of April . . . in the year 1882 . . . Jesse James is shot in the back and killed for a bounty of US $5,000 . . .

American State Trials
A Collection of the Important and Interesting Criminal Trials
which Have Taken Place in the United States
from the Beginning of Our Government
to the Present Day
By John Davison Lawson, Robert Lorenzo Howard

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According to our Henry family tradition, it is said that some members of the James Gang stopped at the Henry property in Milam County to water their horses . . . our Henry family had arrived in Rockdale in the mid-1870s, and settled on land just north of town . . . it seems quite plausible there is some truth to this family tradition . . . and posted HERE is a report from another Milam County resident about the James Gang being in Rockdale c. 1880 . . .

FYI :: the "WPH" in the following table is William Paschal Henry (1836-1912), who is a 2nd great-grandpa of the Keeper of this family history blog . . .

Jesse Jamesis a stepson of -->Benjamin SimmsBenjamin is a 2nd cousin 4 X removed of Janice King Windle nee Woods who is a 23rd cousin 3 X removed of the Keeper of this website
Benjamin Simmsis an uncle of -->Augusta PetersAugusta is an aunt of Johnny Ringo
Augusta Petersis the wife of -->Coleman YoungerColeman is a 5th cousin once removed to our WPH; also brother of Henry Washington Younger who is father of the Younger Gang; also half-brother of the mother of the Dalton Gang; Coleman and Henry are sons of Charles Lee Younger who is 4th cousin twice removed to our WPH, all of whom are descendants of Richard Lee and Anne Constable, who are 5th great-grandparents of our WPH as well as 3rd great-grandparents of Robert E. Lee
Coleman Youngeris a grandpa of -->Cole Younger and his brothers
The Younger Gangare 6th cousins of -->William Paschal Henry

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