Jesse Woodson James was a outlaw gang leader, a robber of banks,trains,
and stagecoaches as well as a murderer from the state of Missouri. Jesse
and his brother Frank were most active with their gang the James-Younger
Gang from about 1866 until 1876, when their attempted robbery of a bank
in Northfield, Minnesota, resulted in the capture and deaths of several
members. On April 3, 1882, Jesse James was killed by Robert Ford
(below), who was a member of the James Brothers gang.