Tennessee Prison Records
John Delk

Transcribed and Edited by Paul W. Lemasters
Copyright by Paul W. Lemasters

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DELK, John (#50). When Received: May 4, 1832; Crime: Hog Stealing; From What County: Campbell; Age: 40; Occupation: Laborer; Sentence: 1 year; Where Born: Tennessee; When Discharged: June 20, 1833; By What Authority: Died of Cholera. SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1874 Volume 86, Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, Volume 83-87, RG 25, Microfilm No. 32. John DELK was received into the Penitentiary on the fourth day of May one thousand eight hundred and thirty two. He is forty years of age, five feet eight inches and one half in height, weighs one hundred and forty eight pounds. He was born in Green County, Tennessee, brought up in Buncom County, North Carolina. Has lived in Campbell County for many years in the Neighbourhood of CHAMBERS Mill where his family now lives consisting a wife and nine children. His relations live in the same Neighbourhood. That is a Mother, three Brothers and three Sisters, One by the name ADKINS & one by the name of OWENS & one by the name of SOWDERS. He has Grey Eyes, Dark Skin & heavy beard. He has a Scar over the right Eye next [to] the nose, also one over the left corner of the left eye. They were boath caused from bites. He has a scar on the thumb of the left hand on the back part of the thumb running from one joint to the other. The little finger of the left hand has been broken and leaves a knot on the middle joint and is some what Crooked. He has a scar on the Right leg say Middle of the leg about three or four inches long running from the Shin a little down. Was found guilty of hog Stealing at the Circuit Court of Campbell County and Sentenced to one years confinement in the Jail and Penitentiary house of the State of Tennessee. John DELK died of Cholera on the 20th day of June 1833. SOURCE: Convict Record Book, 1831-1842, Record Group 25, Volume 45, Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Prison Records, RG 25, Roll No. 23, p. 29.

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