Who is Leonard Elkins' father?

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I am his grandson and always heard he was was conceived 12 mos before his fathers death. Supposedly his father was murdered before he was conceived.
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2 Answers

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His death certificate claims John is his father. However, that relies on info given by the informant (his wife). I would suggest contacting the Jackson County Clerk's office for his birth certificate :

http://www.jacksoncounty.in.gov/index.aspx?nid=268
by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
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Doug's answer is good, I'll add to that by suggesting DNA tests. There is an Elkins Y-DNA project at FTDNA, https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/elkinsdna/about , joining it and/or contacting the administrators could help you find answers. You could also do an autosomal DNA test at either AncestryDNA (Ancestry.com) or FTDNA, or 23andMe. I prefer FTDNA, but doing the test with AncestryDNA gives you the option of transferring their results over to FTDNA allowing you access to both databases.

Since you are trying to identify or verify Leonard's father the Y-DNA test would most likely be the most immediate help for the specific question. You could add the autosomal at a later point in time.

by John Beardsley G2G6 Mach 3 (37.9k points)

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