Since the mid 1900s people have been trying to “prove” just who in the WorldJ. Frank Dalton really was. I don’t think his identify is going to be found on a Gen-Forum. I believe he was Wood Hite, Grace believes he was Jesse James, and well I am not sure who Betty believes he was. But believingand proving is to different things. But wait!! There may be proof out there if you are willing to foot the bill to find out. Consider the statements made by the parties concerned at the 2000 dig in Granbury especially the ones by the DR. that was going to do the DNA on Dalton/whoever’s remains. There are those who have written on various forums and via email that they believe that a DNA sample was taken from the wooden coffin that was damaged during the dig. Now let’s jump ahead to a recent time. The Ideal sample would be DNA from the remains of one known to be Jesse James, but not knowing who is really buried at Granburythat can not be the case. However, Would not DNA from Jesse’s child or children be very close to Ideal? Was not the bodies of Jesse’s and Zee’s twins recently exhumed and moved? Wouldn’tnot collecting samples for DNA at that time been passing up a golden opportunity? Do you think two seemingly intelligent men like Eric James and Judge Ross would have passed up such an opportunity? Did not Eric James in pass times say that he made no claim as being related to Jesse James? (I think he was honest at that time.) Does he not now claim that there is indeed such a relationship?Wonder what evidence changed his opinion?
You can find messages pertaining to everything that I have written about on the James and Outlaw Forums and on Eric James' "Stray Leaves." I am too lazy to hunt them for you. But, if you are the dedicated researcher that you say you are you will enjoy doing so. Won’t you?