|Posted by Jay Longley on April 22, 2018 at 9:10 PM||comments (0)|
This is concerning the intentional destruction of a brick building that was being used by the Yankees to hold Bill Anderson's sisters and other female Southerners prisoner in 1863. Traditionalist historians have always stuck to the lie first told by William Elsey Connelly in which he claimed that the Kansas City "jail" was a rickety old building which blew down in a windstorm.
"It wasn't just women they...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jay Longley on April 9, 2018 at 8:45 PM||comments (0)|
POST MORTEM EXAMINATION
Posted by: richard c hite (ID *****1958) Date: March 18, 2010 at 18:42:57
Post Mortem Examination held upon the body of JESSE Woodson James,alias Jesse Frank Dalton and other identies during his lifetime,said examination being held at ESTES
Funeral Home,Granbury,Texas on AUGUST 17,1951 AD
1.Height;5ft.8 in.as nearly as cou...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jay Longley on January 10, 2018 at 11:00 PM||comments (0)|
Former Southern Guerrillas and outlaws Cole Younger and Frank James started their own Great Cole Younger and Frank James Historical Wild West show in 1903. They toured many parts of the country. Sometime between Cole Younger's release from a Minnesota prison, for his part in the botched Northfield Bank Robbery, he visited Brown County, Texas and met with William C. "Bloody Bill" Anderson at his Salt Creek farm. Cole Younger came away from that meeting convinced that Brown County's Bill And...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jay Longley on December 28, 2017 at 1:25 AM||comments (0)|
I nearly fell out of my chair as I was researching old newspapers tonight, looking for articles about "Bloody Bill" Anderson, and I read this article from the Manchester Democrat about Jesse James upon their announcement of the death of Jesse's step-father. Members who have been with our group for a long time will remember when I conversed with William C. "Bloody Bill" Anderson's granddaughter Berneice Perkins several times. She told me a lot about "Paw" Anderson which is what he was called...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jay Longley on July 23, 2017 at 7:15 PM||comments (4)|
I'm glad that the History Channel is still occasionally re-airing the "America Unearthed" episode "Lincoln's Secret Assassins" occasionally even though the AU show was cancelled after 3 seasons when their H2 Channel was discontinued. I wasn't paid to appear on the episode but I recently turned down a paid position with a California film production company who planned to create an entire series about the Knights of the Golden Circle and their role in the Assassination of President Lincoln. I ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jay Longley on July 18, 2017 at 2:10 AM||comments (1)|
I ran across this story while researching William C. "Bloody Bill" Anderson recently. Today, the value of the gold coins found in 1912 would be at least $600,000 in gold value alone. That's using the minimum estimated value ($10,000) of it in 1912 and isn't counting the coins' numismatic value so it's safe to say that the value of those coins today would be well in excess of a million dollars and that's a very conservative estimate. Bill Anderson was a member of the Knigh...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jay Longley on June 6, 2016 at 6:35 PM||comments (0)|
The Moderator of our Bloody Bill Anderson Mystery group on Yahoo, Gayla McDowell, sent me this link to an old newspaper from 1882, right after Jesse James was wrongly alleged to have been killed by Bob Ford. Click on the link to open the newspaper page, click on the + icon to enlarge the page so you can read it, and then find the red highlighted area to find the article entitled "A Bad Lot" at the top of the page. Here are my thoughts on the author's mention of "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jay Longley on June 2, 2016 at 11:10 PM||comments (0)|
I just posted this on our Bloody Bill Anderson Mystery group's message board. Probably the greatest unsolved mystery of the town of Brownwood, Texas is the question "who was Brownwood's Henry Ford?" Many old-timers thought he was the outlaw Jesse Woodson James because Jesse and Frank James's mother Zerelda Samuel was seen at Ford's funeral in Brownwood in 1910 and Frank James spoke to the crowd at the funeral, warning them that if they "put a marker on Henry Ford's grave, I will return and bl...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jay Longley on March 31, 2016 at 6:45 PM||comments (0)|
From: Bloody Bill Anderson Mystery group on Yahoo.
It seems that the famous William C. Anderson 1924 interview with
newspaperman, Henry C. Fuller, was given to several newspapers across the country. Some just printed the basic interview and left out certain passages in an effort to censor the whole story as told by Brown County Bill. I am going to type the following excerpt from the "San Antonio Express" version of the Fuller article from August 24, 1924. This part was probably ke...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jay Longley on December 17, 2015 at 8:10 PM||comments (0)|
I originally posted this very important message on our Bloody Bill Anderson Mystery group's message board in August, 2008. I urge all members to read or re-read it now as it's just as relevant and important now as it was when I posted it.
Centralia, Missouri, September, 1864 !
From: "Quantrill In Texas The Forgotten Campaign" by Paul R.
Petersen, Published by Cumberland House Publishing, Copyright 2007,
pages 199, 200, a...Read Full Post »