Joseph Oen Delk
25 Jan 1834 to 16 May 1885


Birth: Twin Twp, Darke County, Ohio

Died: Pittsburg, Darke County, Ohio

Burial: Mote Cemetery, Monroe Township, Darke County, Ohio

Married: Mary Ann Gilbert

Date of Marriage: 15 Feb 1855 Gettysburg, Darke County, Ohio

Children: John Allen (1856-1917) Charles Irwin (1857-1922) James Monroe (1858-1917) Sarah Altha (1863-1919) Silas Elmer (1865-1929) Carlton Gilbert (1868-)

Married: Rebeca Frank

Notes for Joseph Oen Delk

In early childhood Joseph Delk was taken into the home of a stranger,
who put him to work at a tender age and gave him small opportunity to
obtain an education. Joseph's boyhood was one of toil and deprivation and
as a young man he served four years' apprenticeship to learn the trade of
blacksmith at Liberty, Ohio. He was married February 15, 1855, at
Gettysburg, to Mary Ann Gilbert, daughter of Isaac Gilbert, and a native of Maryland.

"There were six children in the family, namely: John Allen of Twin Township;
Charles I., of this sketch; James M., of Dayton; Altha, wife of Philip Waybright,
lives near Dayton in Trotwood, Montgomery County; Silas, a farmer living near Pitsburg;
Carlton G., of Pitsburg. Joseph Delk married again, but there were no children by the second marriage. He lived for a time at Miamisburg, but subsequently came to live with his son John at Pitsburg, where his death occurred May 16, 1885. He is buried
by the side of his first wife in Mote Cemetery [Monroe Township, Darke
County, OH]." ( History of Darke County, Ohio From Its Earliest Settlement to the
Present Time , Vol. II. Milford, Ohio: Hobart Publishing Co., 1914. pp. 428-429).