"United States Census, 1820," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHLZ-Q3N : accessed 1 August 2018), John Deskins, Tazewell, Virginia, United States; citing p. 552, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 133; FHL microfilm 193,692.
"Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N959-QYG : 20 October 2016), John Deskins in entry for Jack Deskins, 1923; citing Death, , Pike, Kentucky, United States, certificate , Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort; FHL microfilm 1,912,688.
"Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FDM2-TL4 : 10 March 2018), John Deskins in entry for Elizabeth Maynard, 12 Apr 1904; citing Long Prairie, Todd, Minnesota, reference ; FHL microfilm 2,117,548.
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 DNA with John:
Deskins-148 and Deskins-87 appear to represent the same person because: I had entered the profile for John Deskins but did not see it was already in WikiTree until I tried adding in his wife Rebecca Holt and found her profile already entered. Should be a clear match, please merge.