Dr. Reuben Samuel, step-father of Frank and Jesse James, was arrested and tortured in May of 1863 by Federal soldiers seeking to locate Frank, who had joined Quantrill's Raiders, a major guerrilla force in Missouri. Dr. Samuel was hung by his neck, resulting in permanent brain damage, and his 15 year old stepson Jesse was whipped - all in front of their family. Jesse would later join Frank in his guerrilla war and would co-found the James-Younger gang after Appomattox.
Belle Starr, the Bandit Queen, was born Feb. 5, 1848. She hooked up with the Younger Brothers and Jesse James. She became a horse thief, outlaw and prostitute. She was the first woman to be tried for a serious crime by Judge Isaac Parker. She was shot in the back and killed by an unknown assailant.
Butch Casidy ~ a likeable scoundral. He was a bank robber of the old West, and head of the 'Hole in the Wall Gang'. Folklore says that he died in a gun battle in Bolivia, but many question the validity of that.
Johnny Ringo known as the "King of Cowboys". He was college educated but became a known cattle rustler and deadly gunfighter. He was thought to be murdered by either Wyatt Earp or Doc Holliday, but was not a participant in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.