Idaho Family Says they Have Jesse James’ Cabin
MALAD, Idaho (AP) — A southeastern Idaho family that says it owns a dismantled cabin where the outlaw Jesse James once lived wants to raise money to restore the building and create a historical site.
Ernest Palmer tells the Idaho State Journal that he has documents proving his great-great aunt in May 1869 married the bank and train robber then using the name William Cole. Palmer says the marriage to Susan Palmer Dubuque lasted only a few months before the person named Cole disappeared.
The cabin remained standing about 4 miles east of Malad until being dismantled about five years ago to be moved to a proposed frontier park. But those plans collapsed and the cabin has since been stored in a cattle shed in the small town of Samaria.