John F. Richardson

Male 1880 - 1903  (23 years)

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  • Name John F. Richardson 
    Born 1880 
    Gender Male 
    Died Mar 1903 
    • 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 I12030  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2017 

    Father David Richardson,   b. Oct 1839 
    Mother Elizabeth Morgan,   b. Jan 1840 
    Family ID F2555  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 2 Nov 1902  Montgomery County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F13112  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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