atm-logoWhere were Belle Starr and Jim Reed married, and did Frank and Jesse James attend the wedding?

Ed Kunkel
Muldrow, Oklahoma

According to the couple’s marriage record, researched by the late Oklahoma author Glenn Shirley, Belle Starr (Myra Maybelle Shirley) and Jim Reed were married on November 1, 1866, in Collin County, Texas. As far as I know, the James boys did not attend the wedding.


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