It has been confirmed that John Delk was in prison in Nashville, TN for stealing a hog. It is also confirmed that he died of cholera on June 20 1833 while in prison.
Find A Grave: Memorial #174237798 John is buired at Nashville City Cemetery in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA.
↑ Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/174237798/john-delk : accessed 16 October 2021), memorial page for John Delk (1793–20 Jun 1833), Find a Grave Memorial ID 174237798, citing Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by OBXr (contributor 46634091) .
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John 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.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with John: