There is a connection with Cole Younger and the family of Jesse James in Clay county. I believe Mary(Johnny's mother) had a sister who was married to Cole Younger. The Simms is connected somewhere to outlaw Jesse Jame's mother. There is a photo of Ringo which turned up in Liberty, Mo.
roy, Wyatt and his family moved to town because this was a good time to take advantage of the gold rush everyone was heading somewhere to pan/dig for gold. The town then, was booming with business.... more