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Frank and Jesse James

Frank and Jesse James

When T.W. Samuels’ brother – Dr. Rueben Samuels – married the widow Zarelda James, he became stepfather to two young boys, Frank and Jesse James. In fact, it was T.W. Samuels himself who arranged for Frank to surrender at the end of the Civil War, but both Frank and Jesse refused to quietly fade into the sunset. A year after the war ended, they robbed their first bank in Russellville, Ky.

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