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Jesse James Family Challenges Newman University’s Presentation of Bogus History

Eric F. James, president of The James Preservation Trust which represents the historical interests of the Jesse James family, objects to the bogus history Newman University of Wichita will present shortly to its students. He has said so to Newman University president, Dr. Noreen Carrooci.

“You’d think a university would be a reputable bastion for learning factual history. Apparently, not so at Newman University,” states James.

The core of the Trust’s complaint is centered upon a lecture by treasure hunter Ron Pastore, to be presented to Newman students on March 29th.

According to the Trust, Pastore is a charlatan with an established and recognized reputation for manufacturing bogus Jesse James history, and makes his living doing so.

In the past, James says, “Pastore opened a small museum, filled with artifacts he claimed belonged to the family of Jesse James. They were not. Then Pastore exhumed the body of Jeremiah James, trying to prove he was Jesse James. He was not. Pastore’s own DNA tests proved so.”

Recently, Pastore produced the television show, “Jesse James’ Hidden Treasure.” According to the James Trust, the program is a “fanciful concoction with no basis in recorded or factual history.” Noted historian Nancy Samuelson of The Wild West History Association, a group of historians and authors, called the program “laughable.” Treasure hunters themselves have debunked the program widely across the internet.

The James Preservation Trust requested that Newman University make a disclaimer to Pastore’s student audience, stating that the Jesse James family disclaims any and all statements made by Pastore, and that students who wished to seek factual knowledge are welcomed to contact the James family through the family’s own web site. President Carrocci denied the request.

James expressed his disappointment and regret. “No university deserves to have its reputation impinged. It would seem Newman University would want to mitigate its responsibility for educating a student who then went into the world to create fake history, instead of welcoming that student back to educate a new generation with history that’s entirely false, made up, and untrue.”

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Wednesday June 23rd, 2021
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Photos from Jesse James Soul Liberty, Behind the Family Wall of Stigma & Silence’s post See MoreSee Less

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Wednesday June 16th, 2021
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As a 6-year-old boy, Jesse Edwards James Jr. was a witness to the murder of his father, Jesse James. The event impinged on his life forever after. His unruly childhood was brought to heel by both family and community, which included the Crittenden family of Gov. Thomas T Crittenden. It was the family friend Gov. Crittenden who put the bounty on Jesse James that resulted in his killing. Law school and a job in the Crittenden law office directed Jesse Jr. into his future as a lawyer. He did alright until he was solicited into producing a movie about his father. After collecting production money from family, friends, and business associates, the movie flopped. Jesse Jr. assumed responsibility, but he never could never repay the money lost. Severe depression overcame Jesse Jr. He required hospitalization, and then institutionalization. Equilibrium escaped him every living day. He died at age 50 in the care of his loving wife Stella and his four daughters. His grandson Jim Ross, whom he raised with his daughters, became a lawyer and judge. See MoreSee Less

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That was cool but creepy at the same time. Last photo looked like there was no one home. You can see the change in his eyes.

He has his mother's nose.

Monday June 14th, 2021
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HAPPY 30TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY to the 2nd great-grandson of Jesse James, David James Ross, and his wife Jessica Lemoine Esq. David & Jessica appear here at their 20th anniversary in Jamaica, and more recently in 2018 supporting their adopted family, the Los Angeles Kings ice hockey team. See MoreSee Less

HAPPY 30TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY to the 2nd great-grandson of Jesse James, David James Ross, and his wife Jessica Lemoine Esq. David & Jessica appear here at their 20th anniversary in Jamaica, and more recently in 2018 supporting their adopted family, the Los Angeles Kings ice hockey team.Image attachment
Friday June 11th, 2021
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ZEE MIMMS JAMES AUTHENTIC PHOTOS ANIMATED . . . Zee was named after Jesse’s mother, Zerelda Cole. Zee and Jesse were first cousins. John M. James was grandfather to them both. Despite the strong family tie, most of the family disapproved of their marriage. Their uncle, Rev. William James a Methodist minister and himself a black sheep among the James, married Zee and Jesse. Zee bore Jesse five children. Two lived to adulthood. A set of twins died soon after birth. A fifth child was miscarried. Zee died at age 55 of neurasthenia, a condition characterized by lassitude, fatigue, headache, and irritability, associated chiefly with emotional disturbance.
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Eerily Amazing 😳 Thank You

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