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James-Younger Gang Conference – 2017

September 28 - October 1

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Georgetown College, Scott Co. KY
Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky



Annual Conference 2017 – National James-Younger Gang Inc. Georgetown, Kentucky

What Happened in Missouri began in Kentucky

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017

4-9 pm: Registration – Author Fair & Book Signing

Friday, Sept 29, 2017

9-10:00:   Jesse James Identity Theft. Mark Bampton of Ampthill, England: Topic – A Forensic Analysis of the Bob Ford/Jesse James Photo Hoax

10:30-12:00:   Eric F. James, author of This Bloody Ground, Vol. II of Jesse James Soul Liberty; TopicThe story of Frank & Jesse’s grandfather John M. James from the American Revolution to revolution against banks

12:00-1:30:   Lunch

1:30-3:00:   Georgetown College

  • Dr. Glen Taul; Topic – Georgetown’s Records of Rev. Robert Sallee James & Rev. John James
  • Dr. James C. Klotter, Kentucky State Historian; Topic & author of The History and Culture of Central Kentucky, 1792-1852; Kentucky Justice, Southern Honor, and American Manhood

3:30-4:30:   Ward Hall

  • Sustaining the Southern Plantation Life of William Ward, Richard Mentor Johnson, & their Pence Slaves

5:00:   Business Meeting

Saturday, Sept 30, 2017

9:00-10:00:   Shirl Marks, co-founder of The African-American Genealogy Group of Kentucky, descendant of enslaved Pence family;  Topic & author of The Enslaved Pence & Chinn Families of Scott County

10:30-12:00:   Guerilla Symposium: Topic – What Made a Civil War Guerrilla?

  • Gerald Fisher author of Guerrilla Warfare in Civil War Kentucky
  • James M. Pritchard, Civil War Guerrilla Collections at the Filson Historical Society, author of Embattled Capital, Frankfort During the Civil War
  • Dr. Thomas J. Sabetta of the University of Kentucky, currently writing two books, one about Capt. Delos T. “Yankee” Bligh who pursued the James Gang, and another on “Dynamite” Dick Mitchel, a rider with John Hunt Morgan, Basil Duke, Sue Munday, and Sam Berry.
  • Kent Masterson Brown Esq., author & film documentarian, The Civil War in Kentucky: Battle for the Bluegrass State, First editor Civil War magazine, former chairman of Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission & Perryville Battlefield Commission

12-1:30:   Lunch – Wallace Station – Box Lunch

1:30-5:00:   TOUR

7:00-10:00:   Banquet:  Wilshire’s Restaurant. Guest speaker: Bill Samuels Jr., 2nd great grand-nephew of Dr. Reuben Samuels, author of Maker’s Mark: My Autobiography

Sunday, Oct 1, 2017 – Adjourned

Maps provided to self-tour the Bluegrass & additional historical sites


RELATED:   Take a PREVIEW TOUR now with Dan Pence, Tom Nall, & Eric F. James as they make final conference arrangements .



Comfort Suites-Georgetown KY
Comfort Suites Hotel, Georgetown, Kentucky

Discount room rates are available now at Comfort Suites in Georgetown, Kentucky.

The group rate for the James-Younger Gang is $85/night for two adults plus applicable taxes. $10 more for each additional person.  Amenities include a deluxe complimentary breakfast, indoor heated pool, fitness facility, guest laundry, & game room. Each suite has a micro fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer, alarm clock radio, iron & ironing board, sofa sleeper, and wired & wireless internet.

CALL  (502) 868-9500 ext. 403 for James-Younger Gang reservations. The discount rate of $85/night will automatically apply after 8 rooms are booked. Until then a rate of $100/night applies. Reserve early. Only 20 rooms have been set aside. The discount rate expires August 31, 2017. Click HERE for general hotel information.


Final conference pricing & reservations will not be available until June 1, 2017. The anticipated cost per attendee is $99.00 or less, which includes attendance at all events, bus tour, banquet dinner, & complimentary 2017 membership in the James-Younger Gang. Attendance may be limited. To pre-reserve your attendance now and be notified of all updates and news, submit the pre-reservation form below.

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