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:
John Anderson Yates is Not the son of John James and Elizabeth Yates nor are his brothers the ones listed above. His mother is Nancy Malinda Anderson who married a John Yates on the 24th of December 1812 in Greenbrier County , Va.(Wv). The marriage certificate is on file in Lewisburg, WV of which I have held in my hands.