According to the book ADCOCK KINFOLKS II, (let me warn you, this is long)
John went to North Carolina after the war, he was the oldest son of Joseph Adcock.He enlisted in the Revolutionary War in Virginia, February 14, 1776, in the 6gh Virginia Regiment.After the war, he went to North Carolina.He appeared in court in Smith County Tennessee in 1819 and applied for a pension.At that time, he gave his age as 65 or 66.STATE OF TENNESSEESMITH COUNTY COURTNOVEMBER TERM 1819
"This day came John Adcock in open court and made oath in due form, that he the John Adcock, enlisted in the United States Service in the Revolutionary Army on the 14th day of February 1776 - enlisted by Lieutenant James Burnitt and belonged to Capt. Thomas Patterson's Company in the South Virginia regiment for two years, but he being under the standard, was not recieved in service until about fibe or six months after he enlisted - after which time he was honourable discharged at the White House during which time he was in the battles at Trenton, at Princeton, at Porseattaway, at Amboy, at the Rising Sun, at Still Water, at Ticonderoga, at White Marsh, and at Chestnut Hill, and that he volunteered after being discharged and was in the Battle of Guilford court house and several others.That he is now sixty-five or sixty-six years old and possesses no land and personal property not worth one hundred dollars, that he is unable to labour to support himself and family.Therefore prays for the pension granted by out of Congress to Revolutionary soldiers.Sworn to and Subscribed in open court this the 8th day of November, 1819.
John Adcock appeared again in Smith County Court on August 15, 1820, and gave his age as 65 and said he was a resident of Davidson County, Nashville, TN, being the County Seat.He said he had a wife, which was his second one, and 31 years old and had five children.Also in another document dated in 1821, he listed himself as a resident of Davidson County.We have no more record of him, but believe he died between 1821 and 1830, as he does not show up in the 1839 Census.His wife and children do show up in the 1830 Census of Davidson County, Nashville, TN.It is believed that he is buried West of Nashvile on Paradise Ridge.John had seven children by his first wife, 6 boys and 1 girl, their names were: Tenson, Edward, John, Billy, Pat, and Sam, and their sister, Nancy.They were all born in Virginia except Sam and he was born in Tennessee.About the year 1820, Tenson and Edward and Sam and their sister, Nancy, left Tennessee and moved to Coweta County, Georgia.Billy and Pat never left Tennessee, Billy never did marry and he was a carpenter by trade and a good fiddler.About the year 1828 or 29, John, Sam and their sister Nancy and her husband Sam Tindel, moved to Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.They settled on the northwest side of Warrior River.Their Post Office was Northport, Alabama. Tenson and Edward never left Georgia.They show upin Coweta County in 1850.Tenson and his wife both died there, and are buried at Bethlehem Cemetery, 6 miles south of Newman.Edward and his wife sho up in Walker County, Alabama in 1860, and died there and are buried near Watts Mill in Walker County.
John took his family and moved to monticello, Ark..In 1830, Sam married Hulda Breazeale.
This is all on pages 173-174 of ADCOCK KINFOLK II.There is more info on John other children, let me know if you need it.
Good luck, Mary