Jesse Woodson James (1847 – 1882). American outlaw, bank and train robber and leader of the James–Younger Gang. Raised in the "Little Dixie" area of western Missouri, James and his family maintained strong Southern sympathies. He and his brother Frank James joined pro-Confederate guerrillas known as "bushwhackers" operating in Missouri and Kansas during the American Civil War. As followers of William Quantrill and "Bloody Bill" Anderson, they were accused of participating in atrocities against Union soldiers and civilian abolitionists, including the Centralia Massacre in 1864.
- “The fact that Jesse James suffered from ophthalmic conjunctivitis is
in sync with J. Frank Dalton having died a blind man. But the man who
Ford killed in 1882 did not suffer from ophthalmic conjunctivitis.
Neither did he have red hair like Jesse. The man who Ford killed had
black hair.” http://virtualcities.com/ons/tx/y/as/txy60a23.htm
- “The man who was killed and buried in Missouri did not have the eye
problem, and according to the doctor, also had black hair. Jesse James
had red hair." http://www.durangotexas.com/eyesontexas/…/granbury/james.htm