Mary was age 46 in the 1850 Scott County, Tennessee census and age 63 in the 1860 Pulaski County, Kentucky Census.
Mary Delk was on a list (tax?) in 1863 with sons Fred & George Delk. This is the last I have on her and she may have died about this time. She's not in the 1870 census by herself or with her children.
I've seen where many people have her maiden name as Shoopman but that is speculation. I have not seen any proof of her maiden name.
SCOTT COUNTY TENNESSEE CIRCUIT COURT WITNESS DOCKET, 1850-1881
Witness Docket March term 1857. State vs Joseph Delk. Begetting illegitimate child.
Witnessses: William Bird Sen., Peter Bird, Eliza Shoopman, Nancy Bird, Betsy Bird Sen., Henry Adkins out of county, Jesse Bird, William Bird Jun., Frederick Smith Sen., Tabitha Smith, P. Chambers, C. Duncan, David Shoopman out of county.
Witness Docket for November 1857. State vs Joseph Delk. Felony for Begetting an illegitimate child on body of wifes sister.
Witnesses: Frederick Smith, William H. Williams, John Marcum, David Shoopman out of county.
SCOTT COUNTY TENNESSEE COUNTY COURT MINUTES, OCTOBER 1856-MARCH 1861, TUESDAY OCTOBER THE 2ND 1860.
State vs Joseph Delk. Obscenity. Acquital. cost that accrued since the Judgment was Reversed in the Supreme Court. Among the costs listed, those listed individuals were: Clerk I.N. Carlock, Shff. B. Buttram, E. Lavender, State Witnesses--R.B. Hembree, John Philips.
Joseph Delk (____ - 1862)
Jane Delk Bird (____ - 1919)*
Ewel Delk (1835 - 1907)*
Malinda Delk Phillips (1838 - 1910)*
Frederick Delk (1839 - 1911)*
George W Delk (1840 - 1870)*
Note: No marker or documents found yet to verify where she is buried. In the 1860 census her son Ewel lived next door to her & he is buried in New Hope Cemetery.
New Hope Cemetery
Created by: Joyce Tinsley
Record added: Jun 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71597839