Sunday, January 16, 2011

Will the real Jesse James stand up ???

John William James, who showed up in Los Angeles in 1933, was just one of several men who impersonated the infamous outlaw over the years. To clear up remaining doubts, descendants of Jesse James consented to a 1995 DNA analysis of the remains in Jesse James' casket. The verdict: It was probably Jesse.

Oddly enough, when he was unearthed, he was lying face down.

Biographer Ted Yeatman wrote that some wondered if all of the "impostor stories, bad fiction and movies had caused Jesse James to turn over in his grave."

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