John Jarrette (1836 - c.1868) MP

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"He never knew fear"--Cole Younger

John Jarrette (1836-1868?) - Born in Kentucky, John married Mary Josephine Younger, sister to the would-be outlaw Younger Brothers. The couple lived in Jackson County, Missouri and had two children. When the Civil War broke out, Jarrette rode with Quantrill's Raiders and afterwards joined the James-Younger Gang. He is said to have been involved in five bank robberies between 1866 and 1868. He was thought to have died in a house fire along with his wife in 1868, but other tales say that he was living in California as late as 1891.

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John Jarrette (or Jarrett or Jarett) born ~1836 in Kentucky. Brother-in-law of the Younger brothers. Married to their sister Mary Josephine, "Josie," Younger on May 8, 1860 in Cass County, Mo. Pre-war occupation carpenter. Lived in Jackson County, Missouri. Two children, son Jeptha, born ~1862, daughter Margaret, born ~1864. Believed to have died with his wife in a house fire (~1868), alternately told that he was killed near his home and his wife shot in the house which was then set on fire with the children inside (the children survived). This doesn't seem to have appeared in the newspapers--such an event is very unlikely to have been overlooked. Other stories say Jarrette lived to 1891 in California (source Jim Cummins) or on a sheep ranch in Arizona (source John N. Edwards). One of Quantrill's guerrillas, also a captain under Shelby. Said by McCorkle to be a Mason.

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