John Conkin was born June 19, 1856, in Tennesee, a son of Jonathan Jackson/Jacob "J.J. Conkin. By the time that John was 13 years of age, his family had moved to Missouri, where he is found living in Buchanan Township, Sullivan county, Missouri, with his parents and six siblings. 
On January 18, 1880, in Sullivan county, John Conkin married Missouri, Martha Williams was born February 14, 1861, a daughter of Francis Thomas Williams and Elizabeth (Bybee) Williams.Williams was born February 14, 1861, a daughter of Francis Thomas Williams and Elizabeth (Bybee) Williams. 
John and Martha are buried in the Unionville cemetery, in Putnam county, Missouri. 
↑ "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WPSQ-1CZM : 1 October 2019), Mr John Conkin, 18 Jan 1880; citing Marriage, Sullivan, Missouri, United States, Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City; FHL microfilm 00751567
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with John: