Frank James Fact Sheet: Who was Frank James? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Frank James.
Frank James Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1843 - 1915 *** Full Name: Alexander Franklin James *** Occupation: An American Confederate Soldier, Guerrilla and Outlaw *** Date of Birth: Frank James was born on January 10th 1843 *** Place of Birth: Frank James was born in Kearney, Missouri, USA *** Family background: His father was Reverend Robert Sallee James and his mother was Zerelda Cole. The family moved to Kentucky. When his father died in 1851 his mother Zerelda married Benjamin Simms who died in 1852 and she married Dr Reuben Samuel in 1855 *** Early life and childhood: He grew up with his brother Jesse and was the oldest of three children *** Education: Frank James learned a lot from his fatherís extensive library, his favorite amongst his fatherís books was William Shakespeare and he also attended school regularly ***
Frank James Fact 1:
Frank James was born on January 10th
1843 and during the 19th century
period in history when slavery would
largely become abolished during this
century with salve revolts in
Britain, Haiti and France. In
particular in America the Civil War
of 1861 to 1864 saw the abolition of
slavery and in England the Slavery
Abolition Act saw the British Royal
Navy put an end to the global slave
Frank James Fact 8: Although the Confederate troops withdrew in the early winter of 1864 a guerrilla conflict soon erupted between the Union homeguards and the bushwhackers who were the pro-Confederate irregulars.
Frank James Fact 9:
Frank did not believe in the oath he
had been forced to take and so he
joined the guerrillas of Fernando
Scott before joining another more
active band let by William Clark
Frank James Fact 15: He was to meet in the states capital with Governor Crittenden.
Frank James Fact 16: He placed is gun and holster into the Governorís hands and said ďI have been hunted for twenty one years, have literally lived in the saddle, have never known a day of perfect peace. It was one long, anxious, inexorable, eternal vigilĒ.
Frank James Fact 17:
His condition for surrendering in
Missouri was that he not be
extradited back to Minnesota.
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