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1880 census of Jackson county, Missouri

Missouri Outlaws & Criminals

Cole Younger
The outlaw Cole Younger was born as Coleman Younger in Harrisonville, Jackson County, Missouri on 15 January, 1844. He joined an outlaw gang whose other members included Jessie James, Frank James, James Younger, Bill Chadwell, Clell Miller and Charlie Pitts. [See the Younger family in the James Younger
James Younger was supposedly born in Harrisonville, Jackson County, Missouri on 15th January, 1848, although census records show his place of birth as Indiana [See the Younger family in the Bob Younger
Robert Younger was born in Harrisonville, Jackson County, Missouri in December, 1853

Jessie James
Jessie James was born in Clay County, Missouri on 5th September, 1847

Frank James
Frank James was born in Clay County, Missouri on 10th January, 1843

Belle Starr
Born Myra Maybelle Shirley in 1846 in Missouri, nicknamed Belle, this female outlaw went on to marry Jim Reed, another outlaw, in Texas in 1866, after he was killed she married Sam Starr, another outlaw, in 1880. Some time after Sam was killed in 1886 she took up with Bill July.

Polk Wells
Polk Wells was a classic Wild West badman. He rubbed shoulders with the likes of Jesse James, Kit Carson, and Wild Bill Hickock.

Roy Gardner
Roy Gardner was born on January 5, 1886, into a bone-poor family of sodbusters who settled in Trenton, a wart of a town in the heart of Missouri.

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Court Case James H. Johnston vs. Abraham Miller & John McCord
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