Privacy Policy – Genealogy


Our mission is to research, document, and report the genealogy and family history of the family of Frank & Jesse James, their related families, plus their relevant social communities.

What we learn, we make available for informational, educational, and entertainment purposes. We invite collaboration.


The genealogy data we collect consists principally of names, dates, and locations of births, deaths, and marriages of related individuals both living and dead. We also collect data in multiple subsets of information, such as burials, adoptions, migrations, etc.

We identify source evidence for the core genealogy of the James family in order to document a substantive, all-encompassing, and authoritative genealogy, always openly available for individual consultation or peer review.


The family history we collect and preserve includes stories, biography, photos, and documents. While core genealogy data acts as the skeleton of what we collect, the family history we collect puts flesh on the bones, allowing the long deceased to provide meaning and relevance for today’s living descendants and relations.

We actively challenge family claimants, to either prove or disprove claims. We also debunk charlatans, fraudsters, and con artists, especially relating to falsely claimed relationships or family artifacts.


Our belief is that genealogy and family history exists for the benefit of the living. Genealogy and family history are of no benefit to the dead, other than to perpetuate an existence once known to have lived. To this extent, all our effort is dedicated to serving knowledge, understanding, and meaning for those living today and those who may follow.

 By combining our research of genealogy and family history, we seek to know, quantify, and identify the known and proven genetic identity of the James family that we share. In addition to our shared physical characteristics, we also seek to identify our commonly shared character, personalities, common motivations, and very soul.


Stray Leaves’ philosophy differs fundamentally from those who advocate for the privatization of public information of living persons.

 Stray Leaves understands the issue of privacy related to living individuals who do not want any information whatsoever published about themselves or others in their family.

However, genealogy content appearing in Stray Leaves is public information which appears in the public record or in documented sources. This genealogy content can be accessed and obtained elsewhere.


Those who seek to protect their individual sense of privacy, while denying access to public information by others, advocate a position of privacy which cannot be supported or defended under current law. Such concerns are more aptly addressed to legislators. Government, not individuals, determines what information is private and what information is public.

Stray Leaves reserves it right to publish public information. Stray Leaves also reserves its right to make editorial choices in the conduct of its activity.


One cornerstone of Stray Leaves is to produce content based upon a voluntary and collaborative effort of itself with others in a spirit of sharing and open transparency.

Genealogy and family history continues to be the backbone of our efforts. Over 200 genealogy researchers have contributed to our success. Their contribution has made it easier for the James family itself to break 130 years of self- imposed silence to make contributions of their own. The same effort has found long-lost relatives. Adoptees have found birth parents. Families have been reunited. Descendants learn of the ancestry they never knew, or perhaps never understood. Everyone benefits. As life continues, there is much more shared family to discover. No one person can do it alone.

Stray Leaves continues to encourage the voluntary and collaborative efforts that have contributed to its success. Doing so, Stray Leaves continues to advocate for the open and public dissemination of genealogical data deemed by law to be public information.


211 Wilderness Rd.

Danville, KY 40422

This privacy policy is effective May 24, 2018.

For more about our personal information policy, see also PRIVACY-GDPR (EU) and TERMS OF USE.

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Tuesday July 27th, 2021
Stray Leaves


"how comes then,that a slave from the james family,back to jesse james,funeral.who was devoted to jesse.was also by the side of j.frank dalton,who claimed to be jesse james?And also senator clark,really the founder of LA! and jesse and frank,photo evidence of high degree freemasons.Jesse was not killed by bob ford.after the alleged killing of jesse,years later,frank was known to have visited bob ford, who had a saloon near a gold rush route. The jesse body that was photographed,and later buried,that was not jesse.It was charlie bigelow,who had infiltrated the james gang,and was a pinkerton informer,because two older bigelows,sit in graves side by side,and both graves show exact same death date. no-body really knows, but the ages on the grave stones of the 2 bigelows could have been charlies uncle and his father. And maybe killed by the james gang. the DNA evidence in the 80s was doubtful.others were buried buried in the same area,they did not find jesse james body,or grave. all they found was a tooth! I suspect jesse james junior,is the son of charlie bigelow. I dont know who this man is but jesse held a position of power in the US,years after he is dead.And had a hand in the assasination of lincoln, and maybe later US presidents,jesse was not a banker, but paid cash for big railroads,and copper mines,as william c.clark.US senator,and was one of the richest and most powerful men, in the US.J frank dalton told a few months before he died, everything, Dont believe? J for jesse, frank for his brother. Dalton for his mothers maiden name. but jesse james mother was not named Dalton. it was j.frank daltons cryptic clue.his mothers maiden name was cole,but she was adopted by another family,dalton. and its really the same as when jesse was so they say killed.jesse laid his gun down on the table,and bob ford shot him in the head from behind,All his friends knew jesse was not dead.Because jesse always put his guns on when he woke up,all who knew him would know jesse is not dead. so it was someone with the name hines,who went to pay his taxes,and was investigated,and found to actualy be jesse evans, a member of the james gang. who finally told jesse and billy the kid were still alive. jesse i think 12 years older than billy. you can see a picture on line of j frank dalton( as an old man) with brushy bill roberts,who admitted to be billy the kid,had his own story as one of the rough riders,and he is listed in theodore roosevelts rough riders. there is a photo a year or two before dalton died,and you can see his friend billy, and his child hood friend a black slave from his family there too.older than jesse.could it just be a co-incidence,that jesse james mother was attacked and had her arm or hand blown off,in attempts to find jesse,and later in the 1940s,investigations were made into the william c.clarke family,and one of the family screamed because old grandmother clarke,by then dead.Also had the same arm missing? jesse faked his own death twice,as jesse and as william c.clarke. his daughter when he was william c.clarke,became a recluse.she had married a man,but when her father died(jesse), it his rumoured after his death as william c.clarke,he came back after some time and told his daughter the truth,he was jesse james. clarke a rich man who lived in high society,was jesse james.she could not accept it,divorced her husband,and became a recluse. the assasination of lincoln by john wilkes booth was a conspiracy of those who still were true to the south. jesse and frank involved. Lincoln was was shot,but seriously injured,too weak to move him so far,so he was taken to the closest boarding house. And to an empty but rented room. to die. the room was though already rented. the name on the room, was william clark. wilkes booth killed after escaping but not. a soldier was set up to be killed in his place. john wilkes booth was also a freemason. wilkes booth died in 1901,as he had become a drunk and a liability,who could expose the truth,As to who controlled america at that time. jesse arranged a meeting and shot john wilkes protect the brotherhood. "
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Saturday July 24th, 2021
Stray Leaves

MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THEIR COUSINS, let alone stay in touch with them. Frank & Jesse James have more than 70,000 actual cousins documented in Stray Leaves’ "Genealogy Search" database. Most living people who appear in the database as their cousins don’t even know they are related to Frank & Jesse. But here’s an important cousin clue. If someone strenuously or vociferously claims to be related to Frank & Jesse James, the likelihood is, they are not. Happy National Cousin’s Day, cousins! See MoreSee Less

MOST PEOPLE DONT KNOW THEIR COUSINS, let alone stay in touch with them. Frank & Jesse James have more than 70,000 actual cousins documented in Stray Leaves Genealogy Search database. Most living people who appear in the database as their cousins dont even know they are related to Frank & Jesse. But heres an important cousin clue. If someone strenuously or vociferously claims to be related to Frank & Jesse James, the likelihood is, they are not. Happy National Cousin’s Day, cousins!
Sunday July 18th, 2021
Stray Leaves

DO YOU KNOW THIS LOCATION? Cole Younger was an occasional visitor here. But Cole’s host was not named Warden.Every day is a great day to come to the Warden’s House, but today we have balloons! 🎈⭐️ Tours every Thursday-Sunday at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Come see us! See MoreSee Less

DO YOU KNOW THIS LOCATION? Cole Younger was an occasional visitor here. But Coles host was not named Warden.
Thursday July 15th, 2021
Stray Leaves

UNDERSTANDING THE TRAIL OF TEARS AS CHICKASAW & CHOCTAW HISTORY . . .NOT AS U.S. HISTORY. First, we stray leaves must grasp the fact that the ancestral Anglo blood that flows in our veins from the time of our arrival in America in the early 1600s through the American Revolution is the same blood that directed the course of the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations among the descendants of Benjamin James Sr. the lawyer and Indian trader and his children Benjamin James Jr. "of the Choctaw Nation" and his sister Susannah James who married James Holmes Colbert, a Chief of the Chickasaw Nation. This, too, is our story.

In this, our story, we see our enthusiastic defense for a growing nation in the War of 1812 betrayed and deceived by expulsion to the Trail of Tears. We see the separation of our Choctaw and Chickasaw families in the West and the surrounding turmoil that engulfed them. We learn how our distrust of the U.S. Government folded us into the Confederacy. Lastly, we perceive ourselves as men of fortitude and women of power. We possess an enduring ancestral skill to put intelligence in the service of leadership, education, and conflict resolution. Our story is a legacy for peace and progress. | Winter Fire | Episode 2: Arrival In Indian Territory
Amidst Chickasaw removal to Indian Territory, the crucial Fort Washita was constructed and leaders such as Cyrus Harris emerged.
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