New photo proves Jesse James faked his death

A photo of the funeral of famous outlaw Jesse James in 1882 proves that Jesse James wasn’t killed by Bob Ford as history reports. You can view the photo, descriptions and comparisons at www.jessejamesintexas.com under the “what’s new” section.  You won’t be disappointed!

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Lost photo of Jesse James & Robert Ford is found, authenticated

Lost photo of Jesse James & Robert Ford

Lost photo of Jesse James & Robert Ford

The only part I disagree with is when they say Robert Ford was his assassin. Jesse wasn’t assassinated.  The man who was assassinated was passed off as Jesse.

“Lois Gibson, forensic artist and analyst for the Houston Police Department, claims Wednesday she’d identified an image of one of America’s most notorious outlaws, Jesse James.

Now an undated tintype photo, purportedly of James seated beside his one-time partner and eventual killer Robert Ford, could bring some serious big bucks to the farming family who turned it in.

James is a legendary icon of Western folklore.  Read more here:  Lost Photo of Jesse James & Robert Ford

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Looking Back

Author and Jesse James descendant Betty Dorsett Duke at the 2001 James Younger Gang meeting in San Angelo where she shut down one of her main detractors…that was a fine day.

San Angelo shootout

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Looking Back

Looking back over the years with Mom, watching her research and write three books proving that Jesse James faked his death and lived the remainder of his life on a farm in Texas.  Here’s some photos from an interview several years ago with Mom (Betty Dorsett Duke) and former Texas Attorney General Waggoner Carr done by TV producer, news anchor and investigative reporter, Bill Kurtis regarding the outlaw Jesse James. This was at the Mustang Cafe in Dallas, TX about a year or two before Waggoner Carr passed away.

Bill Kurtis' Interview with Betty Dorsett Duke and Waggoner Carr  regarding Jesse James

Bill Kurtis’ interview with author Betty Dorsett Duke and former Texas Attorney General Waggoner Carr regarding Jesse James

Bill Kurtis Interviewing Betty Dorsett Duke regarding Betty's great grandfather, Jesse James

Bill Kurtis Interviewing author Betty Dorsett Duke regarding Betty’s great grandfather, Jesse James

Bill Kurtis Interviewing former Texas Attorney General, Waggoner Carr regarding Jesse James

Bill Kurtis Interviewing former Texas Attorney General, Waggoner Carr regarding Jesse James

Bill Kurtis, Betty Dorsett Duke & Waggoner Carr talking over lunch at the Mustang Cafe in Dallas, TX

Bill Kurtis, Betty Dorsett Duke & Waggoner Carr talking over lunch at the Mustang Cafe in Dallas, TX

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In Memory of Betty Dorsett Duke

Betty Dorsett Duke

My mother, my hero and best friend, Betty Gail Dorsett Duke passed away at the age of 68 on August 29, 2015, in Temple, Bell County, Texas.

Betty was the author of three historical non-fiction books proving that the outlaw Jesse James was her great-grandfather and that he didn’t die as history reported. She was also an amazing wife, mother, and grandmother.

Her work will be continued through her son Daniel and her daughter Teresa.

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Who was William T. Anderson’s friend, F.M.R.?

FMR Flag

When William T. Anderson (aka Bloody Bill) was reported to have been killed, a friend known only as F.M.R. placed a flag on the body with the inscription “Let it not be contaminated by Federal hands.”  Author, Betty Dorsett Duke reveals the likely identity of F.M.R. along with several other illuminating finds.

Read HereWilliam T. Andersons Friend F.M.R.

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Photographs Capture Jesse James

After fifteen years of trying to prove to the world that Jesse James got away with his own
1882 murder and lived on in Texas as James L. Courtney, a photograph I had the good fortune of
winning on eBay in 2010 literally told the story without one word having to be uttered or typed.

See full story and photos here:  Photographs Capture Jesse James

James Family / Blevins, Texas

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