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

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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Marshall Trimble is Arizona’s official historian and the Wild West History Association’s vice president. His latest book is 2018’s Arizona Oddities: A Land of Anomalies and Tamales. Send your question, with your city/state of residence, to marshall.trimble@scottsdalecc.edu or Ask the Marshall, P.O. Box 8008, Cave Creek, AZ 85327.