STRAY LEAVES receives a steady stream of inquiries from parties wanting to know if the claims of Jesse Gregory James, alias Jesse James, of West Coast Choppers & television celebrity fame, are true. The same claim is made by his production companies and program distributors on his behalf. The fact is, his claim is fraudulent.
Prior to 2005 and early in his development as a celebrity, Jesse G. James publicly claimed to being a relative of America’s iconic outlaw Jesse Woodson James . His claims were denied by The James Preservation Trust, which addresses the history and genealogy of the Jesse James family.
On August 9, 2009, in an interview with SidewalksTV.com, James once more stated his claim at 2:10 minutes into the interview.
The Trust previously invited Jesse G. James to provide his family genealogy and a dna sampling for the Trust’s review. The invitations were not accepted. The invitation remains open.
STRAY LEAVES has added a new web page to address the issue in more detail.