It seems a bit strange that two of the baddest guys of the Old West were preacher’s kids.
Jesse James’ father was a well-known Baptist minister in Missouri. Robert Sallee James (see image) was a college grad, a founder of William Jewell College, and a farmer.
John Wesley Hardin’s dad James was a Methodist circuit rider in north and east Texas as well as a lawyer and farmer.
Both fathers died relatively young. And apparently they didn’t get their boys to accept the concept of “turning the other cheek” or “loving thy neighbor.”