Jesse Edward Smith Recalls Jesse James, His Namesake & Cousin

My mother (ed. Susan Prudence James-Smith) and her brother, R. W. James (ed. Robert Woodson James 1838-1922), were first cousins to the James Brothers. The Jesse in my name was taken from Jesse James. He paid some special attention to me when I was a small boy and made occasional visits to our house until … Continue reading Jesse Edward Smith Recalls Jesse James, His Namesake & Cousin