Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Top Surnames

view all

Profiles

  • John Jarrette (Confederate guerrilla, member of the James-Younger Gang) (1836 - c.1868)
    "He never knew fear"--Cole YoungerJohn 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,...
  • Thomas Coleman "Cole" Younger (1844 - 1916)
    Wikipedia Links =* Cole Younger * James Younger Gang = Famous Relatives = Richard Henry Lee - Richard Henry Lee, Signer of the "Declaration of Independence", 12th President of the Continental Congress ...
  • Jim Younger (member of the James-Younger Gang) (1848 - 1902)
    Hardin "Jim" Younger (January 15, 1848 - October 19, 1902) was a notable American outlaw and member of the James-Younger gang. He was the brother of Cole, John and Bob YoungerLifeBorn in Missouri on Ja...
  • John Younger (member of the James-Younger Gang) (c.1851 - 1874)
    Harrison Younger (1851 – March 17, 1874) was an American outlaw, the brother of Cole, Jim and Bob.BiographyHe was the 11th child of Henry Washington Younger and Bersheba Leighton Fristoe's 14 children ...
  • Bob Younger (member of the James-Younger Gang) (1853 - 1889)
    Ewing "Bob" Younger (October 29, 1853 - September 16, 1889) was an American criminal and outlaw, the younger brother of Cole, Jim and John Younger , he was a member of the James-Younger gang.LifeBorn i...

The James-Younger Gang was a notable 19th-century gang of American outlaws that included Jesse James.

The gang was centered in the state of Missouri. Membership fluctuated from robbery to robbery, as the outlaws' raids were usually separated by many months. At various times, it included the Younger Brothers (Cole, Jim, John, and Bob), the James Brothers (the infamous Jesse James and his brother Frank), Clell Miller, Arthur McCoy, Charlie Pitts, John Jarrette (who was married to Cole's sister Josie), Bill Chadwell (alias Bill Stiles), and Matthew "Ace" Nelson. Contrary to frequent reports, the James brothers and Younger brothers were not related, at least not by blood. Starting in 1879, after the demise of the James-Younger Gang, the James brothers committed further crimes with Clell Miller's brother Ed, the Ford brothers (Robert and Charles), Bill Ryan, Dick Liddil, and the Hite Brothers Wood and Clarence.

The James-Younger Gang had its origins in a group of Confederate bushwhackers who fought in the bitter partisan conflict that wracked the divided state of Missouri during the American Civil War. This group's postwar crimes began in 1866, though it did not truly become the "James-Younger Gang" until 1868 at the earliest, when the authorities first named Cole Younger and both the James brothers as suspects in the robbery of the Nimrod Long bank in Russellville, Kentucky. It dissolved in 1876, after the capture of the Younger brothers in Minnesota after the ill-fated attempt to rob the Northfield First National Bank. Three years later, Jesse James organized a new gang and renewed his criminal career, which came to an end with his death in 1882. During the gang's period of activity, it robbed banks, trains, and stagecoaches in Missouri, Kentucky, Iowa, Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, and West Virginia.

Source: Wikipedia