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Jesse James Is A Dead Man – and a Fraud

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Jesse Gregory James
Jesse Gregory James, aka Jesse James

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 and celebrity television fame, are real. The same claim is made by his production companies and program distributors on his behalf. The fact is, his claim is fraudulent.

Before 2005 and early in his development as a celebrity, Jesse G. James publicly claimed to be 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. As of December, 2019, the video has been deleted from the website.

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, however, remains open.

Jesse Gregory James not only is a fraud, he also appears to be a thief.

Emma Parker Bowles talks about her encounter with James on the Financial Mail Womens Forum when she moved to Hollywood from England.

“I came over here with the idea of doing a motoring show…I had teamed up with Jesse James – motorbike builder, blue-collar hero and Mr Sandra Bullock. When we went to meet him, my agent Steven…was obsessed with Sandra Bullock and we both spotted, at the same time, a framed photo of Sandy on his desk. Steven started hyperventilating with excitement and I had to kick him under the table to bring him back. Anyhow, Jesse and I were going to do this awesome car show together and I was going to ride to glory on his coat-tails. That was the plan. In reality, he stole all my ideas and went off and did his own show. Charming.”

STRAY LEAVES has added a new web page to address the issue in more detail.

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Tuesday October 19th, 2021
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Tuesday October 19th, 2021
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☞Today in Old-West History — On today’s date 119 years ago, Sunday, October 19, 1902, notorious Old-West outlaw & fiddle player James Hardin “Uncle Jim” Younger (1848-1902) met his earthly demise at the age of 54 when he committed suicide by gunshot whilst on parole at Saint Paul, Minnesota.

☞Requiéscant In Pace, Jim Younger.

☞Jim Younger was one of the central figures of a band of the most desperate outlaws the Old West ever knew — the infamous James-Younger Gang, which was formed by Jim’s brother Cole Younger along with Frank & Jesse James.

☞Jim Younger joined the Confederate Army during the War Between the States (1861-1865) & served with Quantrill’s Raiders. In 1864, he was captured by Union troops & was imprisoned until the end of the War.

☞After the War, Younger worked on various ranches until he joined the James-Younger Gang in 1873. When his brother John was killed at Roscoe, Missouri in 1874, Jim left the gang & went out west where he worked on a ranch in San Luis Obispo, California.

☞In 1876, Jim returned to the gang, & on September 7 he participated in a bank robbery that became known as the Great Northfield Minnesota Raid. During that robbery he was shot & captured. The James brothers escaped, but Cole, Jim, & Bob Younger were shot up by a posse, arrested, & sentenced to long terms in the state penitentiary at Stillwater, Minnesota, where they were afforded celebrity status.

☞Jim Younger’s fiddle was one of the few possessions that he was allowed to have with him in prison, & he played it often. As time passed, Jim noticed that a little bird would appear most every day in the window of his jail cell. It seemed as though the bird came to listen whenever Jim played his fiddle. Jim was lonely & he befriended the bird which he named “Swipsy.” The bird would fly into the prison cell & Jim would always try to have crumbs to feed Swipsy. One day, a fellow prisoner killed the little bird just for spite. Jim then painted a picture of Swipsy on the back of his violin to remember his little feathered friend.

☞In 1898, the prison warden allowed the prisoners to throw a Christmas party at his own home, with Cole Younger portraying Santa Claus & Jim Younger playing his fiddle.

☞Paroled in 1901, Jim became engaged to his long-time lover Alix Mueller; however, because of the terms of his parole he couldn’t marry her.

☞On October 19, 1902, after a failed attempt to sell tombstones & then insurance, Jim Younger locked himself in his room, wrote a suicide note to Alix, picked up his revolver, & blew his brains out.

☞In 2013, Jim Younger’s fiddle, which was played by him at the famous 1898 Christmas party at Stillwater Prison, was sold at a Dallas, Texas auction for over $11,000.

☞The left-hand photograph depicts the image of Swipsy the Bird that Jim Younger painted on the back of his fiddle. The right-hand photograph depicts an undated studio portrait of Jim Younger.
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Tuesday October 5th, 2021
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For Drury Woodson James, founder of Paso Robles, CA., and all his descendants, PASO ROBLES FOUNDERS’ DAY 2021. See MoreSee Less