When the James relocated to Mo from KY so did some of their cousins, Page families.I wss always told they shared Woodson relatives way back in VA, though I never traced those lines. My gggrandfather William Page was born in Goochland Co. VA and died in Cass Co., MO.His 2nd wife was Minerva Smith, a Cherokee. By his 1st wife Mary Jane Crews he had a son George Washington Page and others.
The James and Pages didn't live together but stayed in touch.When Jesse was a lad he wanted to buy his first horse and he borrowed the money from my above-mentioned gggrandpa William.I have the IOU around here somewhere.
When Jesse was killed, his mother Zee wanted him buried in her yard where she felt it would be safe from intruders.She asked the above-mentioned George W. Page to bury him.The story handed down to us was that Jesse was buried at the foot of a coffee bean tree and we may be the only ones who know this. Later, legends and myths sprung up that he still lived and was buried much later elsewhere.That's all bull.The real mystery is where George and his brother Jasper are buried!Later, Fleming Page back in KY made a trip west and located Jesse's murderer Bob Ford.