Sherwood Delk

10 January 1844–11 August 1903 (Age 59)
Fentress, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sherwood

When Sherwood Delk was born on 10 January 1844, in Fentress, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Delk, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Jane Williams, was 18. He married Genetta Jane Cobb. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 11 August 1903, in Fentress, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Wolf River Cemetery, Pall Mall, Fentress, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sherwood Delk
1844–1903
Genetta Jane Cobb
1854–1915
Marriage:
Florence Catherine Delk
1871–1949
Elizabeth Delk
1872–1883
Sarah Delk
1875–
Thomas Cline Delk
1876–1929
William G Delk
1880–1965
John W. Delk
1882–1922
Harrison Henry Delk
1887–1965
James Logan Delk
1887–1963
Pansy Viola Delk
1892–1972

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
children

(9)

    Female1871–1949Female

    Elizabeth Delk

    Female1872–1883Female

    Sarah Delk

    Female1875–Female

    Thomas Cline Delk

    Male1876–1929Male

    Male1880–1965Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(15)

+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846

Age 2

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 18

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

Probably a variant of Telke, meaning ‘proud’ or ‘famous’ or possibly a shortened form of German Delker or Delkner.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Sherwood Delk, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sherod Delk in household of John Delk, "1850 Civil District 8, Fentress, Tennessee, United States Census"
  • Sherrod Delk in household of John Delk, "1860 Civil District 8, Fentress, Tennessee, United States"

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