The Author

 

ERIC F. JAMES

ERIC F. JAMES

 

co-founded the James Preservation Trust

with Judge James R. Ross,

Jesse’s great grandson.

 

Eric also is the archivist of

the Joan Beamis Research Archive

that produced the first genealogy

of the Jesse James family,

Background of a Bandit,

published by the Kentucky Historical Society.

 

Recently, Eric supervised the

exhumation of Jesse’s twin children,

Gould & Montgomery James,

reuniting them with their parents

per the wishes of their mother,

Zee Mimms-James.

 

Since 1997, Eric writes & publishes

the official web site

for the Jesse James family, Stray Leaves

and the family blog, Leaves of Gas