At left is the death photograph of the
man historically identified as Jesse James. I believe this man was
actually Wood Hite, Jesse's first cousin and a James Gang member. The
man in the photo below was identified in Time-Life's Gunfighters
as Jesse James; however, George Warfel and Phillip Steele dispute this
as being Jesse James in their book The Many Faces of Jesse James.
I believe both of these assumed photographs of Jesse James to be Wood
Hite, who was killed and buried under the identity of Jesse James.
Members of the James Gang often declared themselves to be Jesse to
confuse people about his identity.