I have been researching this side of the family and seem to have stalled at this point.
I have found my gggrandfather, Joel Adcock. He is listed in the 1850 census in Robertson Co., TN in the household of Christian & Elizabeth Coleman. I believe that Elizabeth might be his sister. He was born in VA about 1814.
In 1853 he married Frances (Fanny) Nickens Shoecraft who was a widow. They had 8 children Amos Adcock b1854, Calvin Adcock b1856, Manda Adcock b1858, Elizabeth Adcockb1861, Joseph Adcock b1861, James Adcock b1866, Robert Adcock b1870 (my ggrandfather), Thomas J. Adcock b1876.They also have Fanny's older children Thomas Shoecraft b1849 & Indianna Shoecraft b1852 living with them.
By the 1880 census he is no longer with them.In 1883 Fanny then marries Elisha Collins.
I know there is a Joseph Adcock (who would possibly be the age of a father) living in Robertson Co., TN not too far away according to the 1850 census but I have not been able to link him to my Joel.
Does anyone have any information on this Joel Adcock? Any help or suggestions on where to look for Joel prior to 1850 would be appreciated.