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Austin Perry

Corey Gardner (View posts)
Posted: 2 Jun 2004 4:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Perry
Austin Perry was a gunslinger in Louisiana. He was born in the late 1800s in Amite, Louisiana. He grew up in Rapides Parish, Louisiana in North Louisiana. He was a farmer, and he had three children. Austin was in a shoot-out with the Revenuers around North Louisiana. They were shooting behind trees. Austin and his brother-in-law D. Cooper fought in a gun duel against each other. They both drew there guns and Austin drew his quicker, but Austin's son Clinton grapped his father's gun to try and stop the duel. D. Cooper shot Austin, who fell, Austin, shot then crawled to his gun and shot and killed D. Cooper. Cooper died instantly. Austin died later. The duel took place April 7, 1923. Both of the men shot and killed each other in a gun duel.

Re: Austin Perry

Posted: 21 Apr 2007 11:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Just ran across your posting about the Perry/Cooper killing. I think the D.Cooper was my great-uncle Darius. Dariuis was married to a Perry girl, Julia in 1901. In the 1920 census, Darius's family was listed next to the Austin Perry family. Do you have any additional information about the event: reason, background of the family, etc. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.

Sandra

Re: Austin Perry

Posted: 22 Apr 2007 12:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,

Austin Perry wasn't really a gunslinger now that I think back.

Darius Cooper was married to Austin's sister, Julia Perry. I have seen the 1920 Census.

I have a good amount of information.

Just email me, my email address is: Whitediddy16@aol.com

Ancestry.com use to be easier, but they like to make there website more and more complicated.

Re: Austin Perry

Posted: 25 Apr 2008 4:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Sandra, I have the death certificate if you'd like a copy. Thanks, Melanie Perry

Re: Austin Perry

Posted: 7 Nov 2012 4:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Darius Cooper was my great-grandfather. I may be reached at jpgb1969@hotmail.com

Jeff Boyd
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