Hi Sherri, I have seen your messages looking for information for Elizabeth and Joel's family.
Like you, at this point I have traced Joel back to the 1850 census where he was living in the household with Elizabeth Coleman.An interesting point for Joel is that in 1853 he married a woman who in 1850 lived 2 houses away with her first husband and children (they were living in her father's home).I guess he died in those 3 years because they married and had 8 children.
I have found a family that I've been wondering about.I saw where a Thomas Adcock b. Aug. 3, 1814 in Buckingham County, VA. married Lucy Ann Bridges in McDonough Co., IL.Thomas was the son of Joseph Adcock and Mary Christian.
Have you seen any information on this Joseph and Mary?The timing of their children is right.Also Joel and Elizabeth show they were born in VA.I know that Joel had a son named Joseph and Thomas.I would like to find out what children Joseph Adcock and Mary Christian had.I've seen her name somewhere and now I can't remember where!I've seen so many names and been to so many places.
We are waiting on 2 different reference materials from the library.Hopefully they will shed some light on where my Joel is from.