The Jesse James Farm and Museum is located on James Farrm Road in Kearney, Missouri. Robert Sallee James, an ordained minister and his wife, Zerelda Cole, acquired this farm in Clay County, Missouri, in 1842, shortly after being married in Kentucky. It was here that their two sons were born, Frank James on January 10, 1843, and Jesse James on September 5, 1847. This was also the site of the Pinkerton raid on January 26, 1875, when a group of Pinkerton detectives snuck up to the house, threw an explosive device through a window, which was kicked into the fireplace by the family, then exploded, killing Archie Samuel and destroying Zerelda Samuel's right arm. Frank James returned to the farm years later, giving tours and recounting his old exploits. The home remained in the James family until it was purchased by Clay County in 1978 and restored.