|Laura Ivey (#47878605)|
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|Mark Browning||RE: jasper delk|
As far as the tie between Gabriel and Gilbert Delk is concerned, this may be a question answered by Joyce Tinsley. She was done an extensive amount of research on the Delk family prior to Gilbert Ancil Delk. I do not have any concrete proof at this time other than information provided to me by fellow reasearchers.
John Delk, brother of Gabriel Delk, was arrested for hog stealing in 1832. He was convicted and arrived at the Tennessee State Pennitentiary in Nashville on 4 May 1832. John died while in prison on 20 Jun 1833. His family moved to Fentress County, TN after John's death. It is assumed that this branch of the Delk family was looking for a new start and an escape from the stigma associated with John's conviction. John Jr., son of John who died in prison, had a son Jasper. This Jasper Delk was born about 1857 in Fentress County, TN and not Campbell County, TN. Fentress is several counties west of Campbell (on the other side of Scott County, TN). This Jasper Delk stayed in Fentress County as far as I can find census data for him. This is not you Jasper Delk.
Randall Delk, brother of Gabriel Delk, was hung for murder during 1807 in Buncombe County, NC. It is assumed the Jordan and Susannah Delk (I can find no proof that her maiden name was Randall) moved to Campbell County, TN shortly thereafter to escape what had happened in Buncombe County.
I am not certain who Jasper Lambdin Delk's father is. He was born to Prudence Fox Delk after Gilbert Delk died in 1864. It is interesting that the Lamdin surname can be found all over Whitley County, Kentucky (including in the small town of Lot on the border with Campbell County, TN). William Dunan's wife divorced him in Scott County, TN on grounds that he was cheating on her with Prudy Delk. Your Jasper Lambdin Delk was born 20 Oct 1871 in Whitley County, Kentucky to Prudence "Prudy" E Fox and an unknown father. He can first be found in the 1880 census living in Lot, Whitley County, Kentucky with his mother, Prudy Delk and his brother or half-brother, Henry Delk (b. 1868). I am not sure who Henry's father is either. Jasper is listed as 4 years old, but this is off as is often the case in census records. I can only find Henry in one other census record. He is living in Scott County, TN in the 1920 census. Henry married Jane "Janey" Peace on 7 Jan 1886 in Campbell County, TN.
I am in the process of moving, but will be starting on a book about the Delk family later this year. Any help you can provide would be appreciated. I am in contact with another descendant of Jasper Lambdin Delk. He descends from Ancil Sherd Delk.
Mark Douglas Browning
|Larry & Edie Doepel||RE: Iveys|
The best place for you to look would probably be our local Historical Society. They have access to records that I don't, like birth and death records, property transfers, etc.
You can call them at (423) 566-3581, or write to them at Campbell County Historical Society, 235 East Central Avenue, LaFollette, TN 37766.
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