I have been looking for 30 years for the real name of my great grandfather George Baker who rode w/ Frank and Jesse James and Quantill's raiders. He changed his name to George Baker after he left the gang life and married Margaret Bell Effort, who was either full blood or 1/2 blood Cherokee Indian. They were married in Hempstead, Arkansas and afterwards moved to Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory. It is said by family members that Frank James continued communicating with George by writing many letters to him and even visited him several times after he left the gang. I have been in search of these letters but I have been unable to connect with them. I was hoping to find some clue in the letters as to what George's real name was. The letters were passed on to my cousin's sons, Tom, Steve and Harley Cox, after her death. Tom, Steve and Harley are living in the mid-west (Oklahoma, Missouri).
George was born in about 1845 in New York, his parents were born in Ireland. Have you come across any info that might be familiar to what you have found in your research? Marti