“Professor Starrs at first agreed with the coroners that the bullet did not exit the skull of the man alleged to be Jesse James.Associate editor of the Kearney Courier, Gene Gentrup, wrote: “…Even though Starrs […]
DNA Controversy: Why the 1995 DNA Results are Tainted…. 1. The validity of the DNA Reference Sources. 2. The questionable origin of the teeth and hair used for DNA testing. As you might imagine, the […]
Of course, it’s not up to us to prove who is in the casket, Betty Dorsett Duke has already proven who it wasn’t. Jesse James was at his funeral but he wasn’t dead. The funeral photo, courtesy of the Phillips Collection, provides more proof that Jesse James lived & died in Texas at the age of 97.
Author and Jesse James descendant Betty Dorsett Duke at the 2001 James Younger Gang meeting in San Angelo where she shut down one of her main detractors…that was a fine day.
Looking back over the years with Mom, watching her research and write three books proving that Jesse James faked his death and lived the remainder of his life on a farm in Texas. Here’s some […]
My mother, my hero and best friend, Betty Gail Dorsett Duke passed away at the age of 68 on August 29, 2015, in Temple, Bell County, Texas. Betty was the author of three historical non-fiction […]
A James family genealogist told me that the age-old mystery of Jesse James’ true fate could be solved by following his paper trail. I doubted what she said at first but have since learned she was right! […]
Betty Dorsett Duke © February 19, 2014 For as long as I can remember I’ve heard old family stories that claim my paternal great- grandfather, known as James L. Courtney in Texas, was really Jesse […]
Betty Dorsett Duke, author and great granddaughter of the outlaw Jesse James; rebuts the false accusations and claims made by Eric James. You can read it all here: Rebuttal_to_Eric_James
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