Loveday Jane Wallace[1]

Female 1849 -


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  • Name Loveday Jane Wallace 
    Born 1849 
    Gender Female 
    Notes 
    • 1850, Nov 20 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 246
      Sarah Wallis 24 F, Born in NC
      Eli Wallis 6 M, Born in NC
      Loveday Wallis 1 F, Born in NC

      1860, Aug 28 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 215-B, Caledonia Township
      Sarah Deaton 33 F, Farmer, $100 Real Estate, $300 Personal Property, Born in NC
      Elias Deaton 16 M, Born in NC
      Lovedy Deaton 10 F, Born in NC
      Joseph C. Deaton 6 M, Born in NC
      Isaac Deaton 5 M, Born in NC
      Patience Deaton 87 F, Born in NC

      1870, Jul 21 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 487-B, Bensalem Township, Carters Mill Post Office
      Julias Davis 25 M, Born in GA
      Lovdy Davis 20 F, Born in NC
      Eli Davis 1 M, Born in NC
      Sarah E. Davis 2/12(Mar) F, Born in NC

      1880, Jun 21 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 207-B, Bensalem Township
      Lovedy Davis 30 F, Head, Married, Keeping House, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      Eli Davis 9 M, Son, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      Sarrah E. Davis 9 F, Dau, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      William Davis 3 M, Son, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      Asa J. Davis 2 M, Son, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      William Morgan 30 M, Servent, Married, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC

      1900, Jun 18 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 66-B, Sheffields Township
      Lovie Davis 55 F, May 1845, Head, Widow, 12 Children(6 Living), Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      William B. Davis 23 M, Jan 1877, Son, Single, Day Laborer (Saw Mill), Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      Asa J. Davis 22 M, Jan 1878, Son, Single, Day Laborer (Saw Mill), Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      Louise Davis 20 F, May 1880, Dau, Single, Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      Laney Davis 14 M, July 1885, Son, Single, Day Laborer (Saw Mill), Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC
      Kiser Davis 13 M, May 1887, Son, Single, Day Laborer (Saw Mill), Born in NC, Father & Mother Born in NC

      1903, Feb 3 -- Article, Statesville Landmark, Iredell County, NC
      "A Wife Trade That Was Allowed to Stand" Asheboro Courier (Jan 29, 1903)
      "During the trial of Asa Morgan at Troy last week for the murder of Reger an account came out from the admissions of the mother of the prisoner while she was on the stand that her husband was a Davis whom she married many years ago. After having been married to Davis for a short while there was a trade or swap made by her husband with a man by the name of Morgan. The two men swapped wives without any other formalities further than an exchange. Mrs. Morgan, as she is called, is an old woman and the mother of 12 children, four of whom were born after the exchange of wives by the two men. Since the killing of Reger a son of Mrs. Morgan was killed by John Richardson. It is alleged in self defense; and since the last term of Troy court John Richardson has married a daughter of Mrs. Morgan, a full sister of the young man killed by Richardson."

      1903, Mar 17 -- Article, Statesville Landmark, Iredell County, NC
      "Lane Morgan shot and instantly killed John Richardson near Candor, Montgomery County, Saturday. The two men were at the home of Marshal Pitman, whose wife is Richardson's sister. Morgan drew a revolver crying, "You killed my brother and I'll kill you," shot Richardson dead. A few months ago Richardson had killed a half brother of Morgan."

      1904, Feb 23 -- Article, Statesville Landmark, Iredell County, NC
      "Dangerous Criminals Who Have Escaped the Courts and the Penitentiary" Rockingham Anglo-Saxon
      "In May 1903, Birch Morgan and Asa Morgan, two brothers, shot and killed a man named Reager, in Montgomery County, eight miles east of Troy. Birch Morgan did the shooting. Asa was arrested, was tried and convicted in Montgomery court, fall term, 1903, for aiding and abetting in the murder of Reager. He was convicted of murder in the second degree and sentenced to thirty years in the State penitentiary. Within six months, he escaped. Birch Morgan has never been caught. Both are at large.

      Last may Lane Morgan, Kiser Morgan and Allen Richardson, after making threats, went to Marshall Pittman's home, where John Richardson was employed as a farm hand, and Lane Morgan shot and killed him (John Richardson.)

      After some months all three were arrested in South Carolina and were brought to Troy for trial. Last October, Lane Morgan was convicted of murder in the second degree and sentenced to thirty years in the State prison; Kiser was sentenced to twelve years in the penitentiary. Allen Richardson was acquitted.

      One of our Troy correspondents notes the fact that Lane Morgan has escaped from the penitentiary authorities."

      1904, Mar 15 -- Article, The Monroe Journal, Union County, NC
      "Murderer Arrested Here - Birch Morgan, a Desperado of Montgomery County, is Rounded Up by Constable Bivens After a Slow Trail Lasting Nearly a Year."

      1904, Mar 18 -- Article, Statesville Landmark, Iredell County, NC
      "State News - Birch Morgan, a young desperado who is wanted for murder in Montgomery county, and who has been at large for some time, was arrested in Monroe last week and taken to the Montgomery county jail. A reward of $250 was offered for Morgan and Constable Bivens who made the arrest will receive it"
    Person ID I00660  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2015 

    DNA Tests  3 DNA tests are associated with Loveday Jane Wallace 

    Mother Sara Wallace,   b. 1826 
    Family ID F0182  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Julias Davis,   b. 1845 
    Children 
    +1. Eli Davis,   b. 1869,   d. Aug 1902  (Age 33 years)
     2. Sarah E. Davis,   b. Mar 1870
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F0185  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 William Birch Morgan,   b. 22 Dec 1847, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1922, Norwood, Stanly County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Children 
    +1. William Burch Morgan,   b. 13 Jan 1877, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1952, Dillon County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Asa Morgan,   b. Jan 1878
    +3. Louise Morgan,   b. 15 May 1880, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1955, Concord, Cabarrus County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +4. Lane A. Morgan,   b. 14 Mar 1881, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1963, Cabarrus Memorial Hospital, Concord, Cabarrus County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +5. Kizer Anderson Morgan,   b. 22 Mar 1881, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1967, Concord, Cabarrus County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F9569  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1963 Death Certificate, Cabarrus County, NC - Lane Morgan
    1963 Death Certificate, Cabarrus County, NC - Lane Morgan
    1967 Death Certificate, Cabarrus County, NC - Kizer A. Morgan
    1967 Death Certificate, Cabarrus County, NC - Kizer A. Morgan
    1955 Death Certificate, Cabarrus County, NC - Louise Morgan
    1955 Death Certificate, Cabarrus County, NC - Louise Morgan
    1892 Marriage Certificate, Moore County, NC - Eli Davis & Mary Furr
    1892 Marriage Certificate, Moore County, NC - Eli Davis & Mary Furr
    1916 Marriage Certificate, Anson County, NC - Kizer Davis & Viney Morgan
    1916 Marriage Certificate, Anson County, NC - Kizer Davis & Viney Morgan
    1920 Marriage Certificate, Robeson County, NC - Lane Morgan & Lizzie Deese
    1920 Marriage Certificate, Robeson County, NC - Lane Morgan & Lizzie Deese
    1952 Death Certicate, Dillon County, SC - William Burch Morgan
    1952 Death Certicate, Dillon County, SC - William Burch Morgan

  • Sources 
    1. [S1032] Lisa Cline [eternaljoy@live.com], 16 Apr 2004.
      Supposedly Julius Davis and William Morgan thought that it would be a good idea to "swap" wives and swap wives they did, without any legal formalities. The trade stood only on their agreement. Loveday had 8 children by Julius Davis and 4 children by William Morgan. The 4 children by William were: Birch Morgan, Kiser Morgan, Asa Morgan & Lane Morgan.

      In August 1902, Eli Davis & John Richardson's wife had thing going, so Eli & John's wife thought they would eliminate John. Eli went to John's house with an axe and the intent to kill John, but John heard someone coming in his house and he pulled out his gun and shot & killed Eli. Needless to say John & his wife (I don't know her name) divorced and John married a full sister of Eli's. Eli's half brother Lane Morgan made the comment after John killed Eli that "I'll kill John Richardson with the same gun he killed Eli with". Well, one day in March 1903, Lane Morgan, Kiser Morgan and Allen Richardson went to the home of Marshall Pittman (where John was employed as a farm hand) Lane shot and killed John. (whether it was with the same gun or not, I don't know). Prior to John Richardson killing Eli Davis and Lane Morgan killing John Richardson, according to a newspaper article in the Asheboro courier, in May 1902 Birch & Asa Morgan had killed a man by the name of E H Reager. They killed Reager on the simple fact, Reager had called the house of Asa Morgan and asked the way to a house of "ill repute" aka whorehouse in the neighborhood. I am assuming Asa thought Reager was implying Loveday. All this came out in the trial of Asa and Birch Morgan. Birch actually did the killing and he was sentenced to 30 years, Asa was sentenced to 12 years and Lane Morgan was sentenced to 30 years for killing John Richardson. Lane and Birch escaped from prison and remained at large for a few months, but they were later captured in February 1904.