James Knox Polk Conkin was born December 7, 1851, in Sullivan county, Tennessee, a son of Hagen Conkin and Barbara (Moulton) Conkin. James is found on the United States Census of Sullivan county, Tennessee, living with his parents, the eighth of eleven children on the census. 
James married three times. His wives are: Martha Ellen Mowell, born 1855, died 1907; Hannah Crawford, born 1872, died 1911, and Sena Nelson, born December 29, 1867, died April 20, 1954. James died February 2, 1937, at the age of 85 years and is buried in the Mullins Cemetery, in Sullivan county, Tennessee. 
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with James by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
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