Jesse James Birthday (September 5th)

Jesse James Birthday (September 5th)

Jesse James Birth Details

Jesse Woodson James was born on September 5, 1847 in Clay County, Missouri.


Jesse James was an American criminal in and a prominent member of the James-Younger Gang. He has turned out to be a legendary figure of the Wild West after his death. He used to conduct robberies for himself and his gang.

Jesse James Early Life

  • Jesse Woodson’s father was Robert James.
  • He was a hemp farmer and Baptist minister in Kentucky.
  • later he shifted to Missouri and aided in establishing Liberty College in Liberty, Missouri. Robert James died when his son, he was three years old only.
  • He had two siblings, an elder brother, Alexander Franklin and a younger sister named Susan Lavenia James.
  • Totaling, Reuben Samuel, his step father and Zerelda, his mother had four children namely: Sarah Louisa Samuel, Archie Peyton Samuel, Thomas Samuel, and Fannie Quantrell Samuel.

Jesse James Films

  • Jesse James character has been portrayed in numerous film and television. List of theses are as follows:
  • He's Under the Black Flag, portrayed by him, Jr.
  • Days of James, portrayed by Don 'Red' Barry
  • James at Bay, portrayed by Roy Rogers
  • James Rides Again, portrayed by Clayton Moore
  • He as the Outlaw, portrayed by Jesse James, Jr.
  • He portrayed by Fred Thomson
  • He portrayed by Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda and John Carradine
  • True Story of him portrayed by Robert Wagner
  • Alias Jesse James, portrayed Wendell Corey in a comedy starring Bob Hope
  • James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter, portrayed by John Lupton
  • A Time for Dying, portrayed by Audie Murphy
  • I Shot Jesse James, portrayed by Reed Hadley
  • Kansas Raiders, portrayed by Audie Murphy
  • "The Great Missouri Raid", portrayed by Macdonald Carey
  • The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid, portrayed by Robert Duvall
  • The Long Riders, portrayed by James Keach
  • The Last Days of Frank and James, portrayed by Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson.
  • American Outlaws, portrayed played by Colin Farrell
  • Frank and James, portrayed played by Rob Lowe
  • Purgatory, portrayed by J.D. Souther
  • “Jesse James: Legend, Outlaw, Terrorist,” portrayed by Daniel Lennox
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, portrayed by Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck.


  • Jesse James gang was exhausted, because of members take into custody, casualty, and defections.
  • He was only left with two members whom Jesse James could trust.
  • They were brothers Robert and Charley Ford.
  • On April 3, 1882, Fords and he decided to go for another robbery.
  • So, they started preparing for the horses.
  • It was an uncommonly scorching day.
  • He took off his coat, and thought that he should remove his firearms too, in case he looks doubtful.
  • In the mean while, he observed a dusty picture on the wall. He stood on a chair to clean the picture. Finding the opportunity, Robert Ford, shot James at the back portion of the head.
  • The murder of James was a astounding killing.
  • The Ford brothers did not try to hide the murder and surrendered claiming the reward to the governor.
  • Crowds barged into the little house in St. Joseph to see the dead robber.
  • The Ford brothers had surrendered themselves but they were disappointed to know that they were blamed of first-degree murder, which was a crime.
  • The ford brothers were tried and found guilty of murder. So, they were given death sentence.
  • But, fortunately, just in two hours, both the brothers were approved a full pardon by the Governor of Missouri.
  • On May 6, 1884, Charley Ford died by committing suicide in Richmond, Missouri.
  • On June 8, 1892, Bob Ford was killed by a shotgun blast, in Creede, Colorado.
  • His killer was Edward Capehart O'Kelley.
  • James was sentenced to life imprisonment.
  • But he was released on October 3, 1992.