Jesse James, the Old American Outlaw, refused to rob a bank in McKinney, Texas because his favorite chili parlor was in town.
After Jesse James’ death in 1882, his mother bought many second hand guns, and would sell them claiming them to have belonged to Jesse, leading many people to believe they owned a gun that had belonged to the infamous outlaw.
Jesse James once gave a widow who housed him enough money to pay off a debt collector and then robbed the debt collector as the man left the widows home.
In 1882, Robert Ford killed the outlaw Jesse James in order to collect the reward… only to find out that he would immediately be charged for first degree murder. He was charged with murder and sentenced to be hanged but was pardoned and given 500 dollars and let free instead (much less money than promised).
Jesse James once gave a widow who housed him enough money to pay off her debt collector and then robbed the debt collector as the man left the widow’s home.