Genealogy Projects tagged with gunfighters on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Killed in a duel

    A duel is an arranged engagement in combat between two individuals, with matched weapons in accordance with agreed-upon rules. notes From Wikipedia In Western society, the formal concept of a duel developed out of the mediaeval judicial duel and older pre-Christian practices such as the Viking Age holmgang. During the early Renaissance, dueling established the status of a respectable ge...

  • Old West Gunfighters

    Old west gunfighters refers to outlaws or lawmen, of the American frontier who gained fame or notoriety during the American Wild West or Old West. The term gunslinger is a modern, 20th century invention, often used in cinema or other media to refer to men in the American Old West who had gained a reputation as being dangerous with a gun. A gunfighter may or may not be an outlaw or a lawman. An ...