Unique Identifying Features
Jesse Woodson James
DoB: September 5, 1847
Centerville, Clay County, Missouri
Died: April 3, 1882*
CoD: Ambushed, Fatal head wound.
Place: Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri
Height: 5’10”- 6″
Head Shape: Almond form
Right eyelid covers top of pupil, sags to the nose.
Left eyelid sags over outer edge of the eye.
Ears: Right side larger, Left is teardrop shaped.
Nose: Right nostril slightly larger, left side flatter.
Mouth: Smaller sized with strong archer’s bow upper lip.
Chin: Broad round jaw line.
Shoulders: Substantial downward slope.
Aliases: Ben Nelson, Joe Jones, JD Howard, Jere James*
*Jesse faked his death in 1882 and lived until 1935 in Neodesha, Kansas.
The image on the left is Jesse’s widely known rebel shot. The man on the right is Jere Miah James, an alias for Jesse W. James.
The two photos are made into 50% half tone transparent images and overlaid for comparison. Any and all of the facial features that match, become 100% full toned once again.
The two subjects photos above are overlaid below.
The differences such as the hat, hair, beard and clothing are still half toned. The two transparent facial images align perfectly, proving they are both Jesse W. James.
The images below are further examples of how Jesse could change his appearance and take on a new identity.
The two images below clearly share the same features for a positive match. They even have the same swollen eye injury.
The eye injury is erased and the image overlaid with the rebel photo and all of the facial features align perfectly.
Jesse was kind enough to have his photo taken in much the same pose, lending themselves well for facial comparisons. All of the sample images align perfectly, proving that the man is Jesse W. James in various disguises.