Jesse James, photographed in Platte City at age 17, at about the time he joined Quantrill as a guerrilla. In Missouri, the secessionist was championed by guerrillas like William Quantrill, Jesse James, and Bloody Bill Anderson. Guerrillas would ride into a farm and take everything of value. Read more about this guerrilla warfare at the Missouri History Museum's blog: http://historyhappenshere.org/archives/7305#.
By 1842 Carson met and became engaged to the daughter of a prominent Taos family: Josefa Jaramillo. After receiving instruction from Padre Antonio José Martínez, he was baptized into the Catholic Church in 1842. At 34, Carson married his third wife, 14-year-old Josefa, on February 6, 1843. They had eight children together, the descendants of whom remain in the Arkansas Valley of Colorado.