Jesse James and the Lost Templar Treasure

After over twenty years of researching family lore about my great, great grandfather Jesse James who lived in Texas under the alias of James Lafayette Courtney, I am pleased to announce that my book, Jesse James and the Lost Templar Treasure is slated to be available this coming July 2019 and is currently available for … Continue reading Jesse James and the Lost Templar Treasure

Wrapping up

I'm currently wrapping up work on a second book which I'm writing with my sister, Teresa Duke. This second book is a continuation of our late mother's work regarding our ancestor, Jesse James. When that is wrapped up I look forward to posting more here and in the mean time, I thank you all for … Continue reading Wrapping up

History and Mystery

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5yasgyQLQgFcqhKVV7g_RPd37QSKp-uu Interesting Videos and Documentaries regarding the Knights Templar, Freemasonry, alleged treasures and related topics. While I may or may not subscribe to all of the beliefs or views in the videos contained in the playlist above, I do try to keep an open mind and find them to be extremely interesting. One thing I … Continue reading History and Mystery

Continuing the Work

Going through some old photographs today and found one I wanted to share.  Here's a photo of my late mother and author, Betty Dorsett Duke with our family friend, the late George Roming.  This photo was taken sometime around the year 2000. George Roming was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Freemason, Shriner, World War II veteran and many other things as … Continue reading Continuing the Work

Flashback to 1997 – ‘Body of Evidence’ by Anne Dingus of Texas Monthly Magazine — The Outlaw Jesse James

Originally posted on The Outlaw Jesse James website:  Here's a great old article from Anne Dingus of Texas Monthly magazine.  Betty Dorsett Duke has come a long way since then.  'Body of Evidence' "Could Jesse James be buried in Falls County?  A Central Texan who claims to be his descendant has unearthed some startling new … Continue reading Flashback to 1997 – ‘Body of Evidence’ by Anne Dingus of Texas Monthly Magazine — The Outlaw Jesse James

Looking Back

The Outlaw Jesse James

Looking back over the years with Mom, watching her research and write three books proving that Jesse James faked his death and lived the remainder of his life on a farm in Texas.  Here’s some photos from an interview several years ago with Mom (Betty Dorsett Duke) and former Texas Attorney General Waggoner Carr done by TV producer, news anchor and investigative reporter, Bill Kurtis regarding the outlaw Jesse James. This was at the Mustang Cafe in Dallas, TX about a year or two before Waggoner Carr passed away.

Bill Kurtis' Interview with Betty Dorsett Duke and Waggoner Carr  regarding Jesse James Bill Kurtis’ interview with author Betty Dorsett Duke and former Texas Attorney General Waggoner Carr regarding Jesse James

Bill Kurtis Interviewing Betty Dorsett Duke regarding Betty's great grandfather, Jesse James Bill Kurtis Interviewing author Betty Dorsett Duke regarding Betty’s great grandfather, Jesse James

Bill Kurtis Interviewing former Texas Attorney General, Waggoner Carr regarding Jesse James Bill Kurtis Interviewing former Texas Attorney General, Waggoner Carr regarding Jesse James

Bill Kurtis, Betty Dorsett Duke & Waggoner Carr talking over lunch at the Mustang Cafe in Dallas, TX Bill Kurtis, Betty Dorsett Duke & Waggoner Carr talking over lunch at the Mustang Cafe in Dallas, TX

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Mixing Fun with Pleasure

Taking the research and compiling it into story form is very exciting for me, but it can wear on a person if they don't take a little time to just relax.