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 US Civil War Soldiers flag  Jesse Woodson  JAMES

  (b. 5 September 1847, Missouri, USA   d. 3 April 1882St Joseph, Missouri, USA )  
Summary: Jesse Woodson JAMES was born 5 September 1847 in , Missouri, USA. Jesse Woodson JAMES was the child of Robert Sallee JAMES and Zerelda Elizabeth COLE and the grandchild of: (paternal)  John JAMES and Mary POOR

Jesse Woodson JAMES died 3 April 1882 in St Joseph, Missouri, USA.

Occupation: Outlaw, bank robber, and murderer

Born at Kearney, Clay, Missouri

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Robert Sallee James (1818 - 1850)
Zerelda Elizabeth Cole Samuel (1825 - 1911)

Zerelda Amanda Mimms James (1845 - 1900)*

Jesse Edwards James (1875 - 1951)*
Ethel Louise James Anderson (1876 - 1893)*
Montgomery James (1878 - 1878)*
Gould James (1878 - 1878)*
Mary Susan James Barr (1879 - 1935)*

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Did You Know? America - Did you know? March 30, 1870 - U.S. acquires Alaska from Russia for the sum of $7.2 million.
St Joseph, Missouri, USA - Felix Street looking East, St. Joseph, Mo.
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Felix Street looking East, St. Joseph, Mo.
St Joseph, Missouri, USA - Shooting the Chutes, Midway at Lake Contrary, St. Joseph, Mo.
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5 September 1847
, Missouri, USA

USA 1848 - January 24 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California.
Many people in California figured gold was there, but it was James W. Marshall on January 24, 1848, ...Read MORE...

USA 1848 - February 2 - Mexican–American War formally ends with signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ceding virtually all of what becomes the Southwestern United States to the U.S. - February 2, 1848

USA 1851 - June 5 - Uncle Tom's Cabin Appeared in Serial Form
This influential book is often included in lists of "causes of the Civil War" (1861-65). Harriet...Read MORE...

USA 1853 - Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations
Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations was a World's Fair held in 1853 in what is now Bryant...Read MORE...

USA 1854 - July - Republican Party formed for abolition of slavery.
It began in a little schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1854. A small group of dedicated...Read MORE...

News 1860 - April 3 – The Pony Express begins its first run from Saint Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California.
The first rider was to leave St. Joseph at 5:00 pm. However, the mail had been slowed up in Chicago ...Read MORE...

USA 1860 - Civil War - On December 20, 1860, a little over a month after Abraham Lincoln had been elected President, South Carolina seceded from the Union. Six more states followed by the spring of 1861. education/ history/ civil-war-overview/ triggerevents.html - December 20, 1860

USA 1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, formally took leave of the Senate in a few eloquent remarks. He...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away States - February 8, 1861

USA 1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.
The shelling of the fort was the culmination of a simmering conflict in which a small garrison of...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia. - April 20, 1861

Hudson, Mo., Sept. 6.
ABE HAGER, P. M. on the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, furnishes to the...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - October 26 – The Pony Express announces its closure.
ATCHISON - Oct. 19. - Orders have to-day been issued by the President of the Pike's Peak Express...Read MORE...

News 1861 - October 30 – American Civil War: The bill for Missouri's secession from the Union is passed. - October 30, 1861

USA 1861 - November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America
On November 6, 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America. He ...Read MORE...

USA 1863 - January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation...Read MORE...

USA 1863 - July 1–3 – American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg – Union forces under George G. Meade turn back a Confederate invasion by Robert E. Lee in the largest battle of the war (28,000 Confederate casualties, 23,000 Union). - July 3, 1863

USA 1863 - November 19 – American Civil War: U. S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a short speech at the end of the ceremonies dedicating the battlefield cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. That speech has come to be known ...Read MORE...

News 1865 - Missouri became the first slave state to free its slaves. resources/ state-facts/ missouri.html -

USA 1865 - April 9 - Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysees S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.
Harried mercilessly by Federal troops and continually cut off from turning south, Lee headed west,...Read MORE...

USA 1865 - April 14 - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln:
Shortly after 10 p.m. on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at...Read MORE...

USA 1867 - March 30 – Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million from Alexander II of Russia, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The news media call this "Seward's Folly"
U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward signs a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska for $7 million. Despite the bargain price of roughly two cents an acre, the Alaskan purchase was...Read MORE...

News 1868 - Generals Grant, Sherman and Sheridan arrive at St. Joseph, Missouri, on the 28th.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - August 8, 1868

World History 1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown

World History 1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - February 5, 1870

World History 1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire

USA 1872 - 'Yellowstone Wonderland' is established as first national park.
March 1 – Yellowstone National Park (once dubbed "Colter's Hell" after John Colter, of the Lewis &...Read MORE...

News 1875 - A grasshopper plague in Missouri caused an estimated $15 million worth of damages webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ motimeln.htm -

USA 1875 - Civil Rights Act of 1875
United States federal law enacted during the Reconstruction Era that guaranteed African Americans...Read MORE...

USA 1876 - May 10 - Centennial Exhibitiion
May 10, 1876: The Centennial Exhibition opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at which Caroline...Read MORE...

USA 1876 - June 25 – American Indian Wars – Battle of the Little Bighorn:
300 men of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer are wiped ...Read MORE...

USA 1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.
At a meeting this evening, largely attended by prominent citizens and those...Read MORE...

News 1881 - June 12 - Severe thunderstorms spawned more than half a dozen tornadoes in the Lower Missouri Valley. Five of the tornadoes touched down near Saint Joseph MO. - June 12, 1881

News 1882 - April 3 - Jesse James is murdered
One of America's most famous criminals, Jesse James, is shot to death by fellow gang member Bob...Read MORE...

3 April 1882
St Joseph, Missouri, USA

Jesse is buried at: Mount Olivet Cemetery Kearney Clay County Missouri, USA
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