Our family link to Jesse James


Family Tree

Brick Walls 


Orphan Photos



The Blue and the Gray

Our Family in the Revolutionary War

Our link to the James, Younger and Dalton Gangs, Johnny Ringo and Belle Starr

Tombstone Project

Cemetery Restoration

Cemetery Transcriptions


Thoughts and Things


Favorite  Genealogy Links

Family Genealogy Books

Other Family Research


     According to family records my Great Great Grandfather William Clarence Tucker was the fifth cousin to Jesse Woodson James, the outlaw.  The genealogy of the James family is well documented and using that documentation as well as records provided by other family members I will show the link between my family and these infamous people.


     Years ago families would not acknowledge that these criminals were family members.  They have been in recent years elevated to almost a celebrity status.  Deep in our hearts we admire these "folk heroes" and have elevated them to the same type of  status as "Robin Hood".  It is up to the individual reader to decide whether or not they deserve that status.


     I hope you enjoy the following information.  It has been quite interesting to research these historical figures.  My research included a journey to the James Farm in Kearney, Missouri to visit the homestead of this famous family. 


Family Trees 






Jesse Woodson James in Confederate guerilla uniform, age 16

Photo from the James Farm collection