Many forms of evidence prove that Jere Miah James was in fact the legendary outlaw Jesse James. The one form of evidence that has become crucial to proving a subject’s identity is their DNA profile. I had to do an exhumation in order to run the DNA test. If there was viable genetic material and there was a match, it would be the final lock in the matter..
I didn’t quite know how to go about exhuming the grave of Jere Miah James. The planning and effort to orchestrate such a feat was too much to imagine. I made a list of public officials how would authorize the dig. I called them all and none had any major objections. Somehow, by the grace of God and all the Archangels, the grave was opened. My dream to acquire the DNA of the man buried as JM James had come true.
I had formed several possible scenarios and had many questions to answer. ff Jesse faked his death, who did he become. Who was really killed in Jesse’s place. Why didn’t anyone report the real victim’s demise. The answer that came was both simple and complex. Jesse assumed the identity of the man killed in his place. Jeremiah M. James was Jesse’s 1st cousin, so he was the perfect stand in.
All of the evidence I have examined pointed to this man as the prime suspect in the search for Jesse W. James.
The facial recognition analysis, handwriting samples, DNA testing all point to the same conclusion. Jesse Woodson James eluded the law and lived to the age of 88 in Kansas.