and one of the things I did not realize until recently was that Jesse's
father, as a man with a son in the Confederate Army , was , by
Reconstruction Carpetbag rule, forbiden by law to hold a role of
leadership , INCLUDING PASTORING A CHURCH.
Jesse's Choctaw mom lost an arm when a Pinkerton Detective threw a bomb
into their home , intended to kill Jese.
Also, a St. Cloud, Minn. College History Prof. published a book about
1994 claiming that Jesse was not in on the Northfield Bamk robery, near
Rochester area, . He points out that at least two of the robbers were
drunk- Witnesses said they smelled strongly of alcohol and one fell from
a sidewalk and rolled into the street while leaving the robery.
The prof pointed out that Jesse was known by all his family and friends
to forbid drinking before a robery, as he was a careful business man who
told his men that a Drunk would get him killed..Other witnesses say he
was seen the day of the robery too far away to have been at Northfield
the same day.
J. Frank Dalton of Grandbury, Texas and Mr. Courtney of Blevins, Texas
knew eitirely too much about Jesse to rule out the possibility
that they had at least ridden with Jesse. , or one of them to not be
him. I have a copy of a reprint of the Tombstone Epitath , Arizona, of
the Brushy Bill Roberts AKA Billy the Kid , The Roberts I remember in
Hico, and an old Colonel who ran Wild West shows for Calamity Jane, both
at the bedside of J. Frank Dalton, when he was dying at Meremac Caverns,
where he worked after leaving Grandbury , Texas. William Robert's dad had
returned from the Civil War to Buffalo Gap to find hos wife dead and his
young son was taken by his aunt, a McCarty, who married a Bonney in
Oklahoma and moved to New Mexico. Mr. Roberts and Jesse had taught Billy
how to use a gunand shoot from a horse.
The Courtney grandchild of Blevins - McLennan county has a photo of
Jesse's one armed mom in he same dress shown in the Missouri Museum.
Texas Dept. of Public Safety labs in Austin have said the photos are
identical and not retouched. She also points out the flaw in Missouri DNA
testing, she says.
Whoever was who, the Texas Rangers and others took a keen interest in the
activities of an Australian and another claimed Descendant ewere trying
to recover a safe full of papers in the East side of Waco in Brazos mud
and quicksand. They could see the safe and the repaired door on a
warehouse, where other records rep[ort that Jesse shipped the safe, then
came to Waco and buried it. When the men cranked their equipment to dig,
the dark object thought to be the safe would move down and sideways friom
the diggers. Waco Tribune Herald reported this recent activity daily ,
including Rangers or DPS officers watching the dig night nd day, and
Former Attorney General Waggoner Carr, has agreed to defend the rights of
the legal heirs of the James family to the safeand other Texas historic
interests. I think he was listed as among the descen=dants of the James
I wonder what the truth really is. The CArr who ran the Abbott Stage
Depot by the Hooker or Mart Cole cave was a brother of the Judge Carr of
El Paso who backed Judge Roy Bean. Mr. Carr's grandson was Mart Cole,
fund raiser for Baylor University.
I certainly think were niave if we think our generation invented hidden
new identities for court Testimonies. The Hico Museum of Billy the Kid
has some- not all evidence of the true identity of Brushy Bill Roberts,
including New Mexico records, one of which was a judgewho refused to give
Pat Garrett his reward money for killing Billy somebody- Barlow, as the
Spanish folklore and writings of Dr. Janary P. Valdez of De Soto, Texas
and Dallas, Texas. The N.M. judge said ni bounty was due Mr. Garrett as
he knew personally that Billy was still alive at the time, but would say
Charles A. Wyly, I think.