Alternate Name: As a young man, he sometimes used the name John Teake. He served in the Civil War under the name of John Teake., 
Private John Tellas served in the United States Civil War. Enlisted: Sep 18, 1861 Mustered out: Oct 27, 1864 Side: USA Regiment(s): Indiana 37th Volunteers
John Tellas has French origins.
John Tellas has Scottish Ancestors.
John enlisted in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on 20 October 1861 as a Private in Company F. of the 37th Regiment, Infantry Infantry. He was mustered out in Indianapolis, Indiana, on 27 October1864. He was captured 10/2/1863 by Wheeler's Cavalry at the Battle of Anderson Crossroads, Tennessee. He filed for a pension from the state of Indiana about 1885, application #445,036, certificate #241,705.
Occupation: working in a livery stable.
14 JUN 1880. Dillsboro, Dearborn County, Indiana.
Dillsboro, Dearborn, Indiana, United States.
Indiana Archives and Records Administration; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Death Certificates; Year: 1913; Roll: 04
Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 17 October 2020), memorial page for John Tellas I (11 Apr 1835–13 Feb 1913), Find a Grave Memorial no. 34052836, citing Oakdale Cemetery, Dillsboro, Dearborn County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by JustinM (contributor 47062609) .
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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: