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Jesse James was born on September 5, 1847 in County Clay, Missouri. He did not remember his father, Robert James. When the boy was two years old, gold was found in California, and Robert went on a long journey, hoping to get rich and bring his family there. But he, like many other gold prospectors, was killed by pneumonia. So his wife Zerelda Mimms was left alone with two young sons – Alexander Franklin  and Jesse. She was pregnant when her husband left, and a few months later gave birth to a daughter, whom she named Susanne.
It was hard for one to pull so many mouths, and soon she got married again, but the marriage did not work out. The third marriage, concluded by her in 1855, was successful. Doctor Ruben Samuels was a wealthy man and owned a huge estate. From this union, two more daughters and a son, Archie, born mentally retarded, were born. Ruben turned out to be a worthy husband and a good father. His estate flourished, black slaves helped the family with the household … Continue reading
It is clear that in order to be elected sheriff in the politically incorrect America of the 19th century, the black candidate had to have remarkable abilities, which made him just an ideal movie hero. Take, for example, Willy Kennard. This lanky 42-year-old man – a former cavalry officer, a Civil War veteran – appeared in 1874 in the town of Yankee Hill in Colorado at a critical moment. The city has just lost three sheriffs: two were shot by local outlaw Barney Caseuit, and the third escaped himself as soon as he figured out the situation. A local newspaper published an announcement seeking a new sheriff, but there were no people willing to continue the conflict with Caseuit. It was a completely demonic type: for example, it is known that he raped a 15-year-old girl and killed her father when he tried to take revenge on him. Continue reading