Jesse James

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Noun1.Jesse James - United States outlaw who fought as a Confederate soldier and later led a band of outlaws that robbed trains and banks in the West until he was murdered by a member of his own gang (1847-1882)Jesse James - United States outlaw who fought as a Confederate soldier and later led a band of outlaws that robbed trains and banks in the West until he was murdered by a member of his own gang (1847-1882)
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Who was Jesse Woodson James? Was he the brilliant inventor of the bank robbery and perfecter of the train robbery?
Jesse Woodson James (5 September 1847-3 April 1882) was born in Centerville (now Kearney), Missouri and, with his brother Frank, fought with the Confederate irregular forces during the American Civil War.
Residents there claim he lived to be 103 and was buried in 1951 under a gravestone with the inscription: Jesse Woodson James. Supposedly killed in 1882.