One of the items that is problem for the Buckingham,
VA Adcock descendants is that when the Lawless book was written (I have been in contact with a brother to one of the contributors to this book)when she went to Buckingham and found that all the records had been burned, she began her lineage in the book there.As she knew that the Adcock name was English - she just stated they emigrated from England.I assure you that when they sailed from England they usually didn't hop over to the middle of the state. They began on the eastern shore, and moved westward, and to the south as territories opened.Joseph Adcock was the last Adcock to leave Essex Co., VA and the last record of transaction there was 1743 as I recall. The Adcocks had been in eastern VA 100 years prior to that! There were a few others who came later. A genealogist who contributed much to the Adcock Kinfolks books also believed that Joseph Adcock of Essex Co. VA was the ancestor to the Buckingham VA Adcocks. I have put this information several times on the Adcock web page, but I shall give it again.Joseph Adcock of Essex was married to Elizabeth Bryan well before 1743. He was the only son of John Adcock and Mary Beland who was the daughter of Joseph Beland.Joseph Adcock received some land from his "maternal grandfather, Joseph Beland."That is a quote from one of the deeds.According to the tax records in Buckingham, in 1782 there was a John Adcock and his son Carter paying poll tax, a John Adcock, Jr. in 1783 an Elizabeth head of household no males, a John, Anderson, Joseph, George, William, John Jr.; in 1784 John, Joseph (exempt from taxes so he would have likely been son of the first Joseph), Anderson, George, John Jr. and Edmund; in 1785 John, Anderson, Joseph exempt, George, William, John Jr. Joel and Edmund; by 1792 Anderson, George, George, Joseph, John, John, John and Edmund; in 1796 Anderson, George, George, Joseph, John, John, John, Edmond, Joseph and Henry (who may not have lived there); by 1811 Joseph, Joseph son of George, Joshua Adcock, George Adcock sr., Carter, George Jr., William Jr., Anderson, Molly, William, Hezekiah, Henry son of John, Joseph Anderson Adcock, John Anderson Adcock, Anderson Adcock, Sr., Asa adcock, Joseph Adcock, Henry (Stinson) Adcock.There were 29 Adcock families in Buckingham co. by 1800. According to the researcher in the 1960's, Anderson Adcock had sons named Joseph and John, George adcock had a son named Joseph, John Adcock Sr. had sons named Joseph, Carter, and John, Joseph Sr. had sons named Joseph Jr. and John, and Edmund Adcock had a son named John. There were also three Henrys.The Adcocks who came to Granville Co., NC where most of my work has been done have similar names, and three groups of Granville Co. Adcocks moved to TN, as well as one group from Chatham Co. NC.Two groups of Granville Co. Adcocks moved to KY in the 1800's, and one group moved to Alabama from Granville Co. in the early 1800's.If we only had deeds in Buckingham this might help.
I hope this is not more confusing and I cannot take credit for the Buckingham tax records - it was done by someone else many years ago. One thing is for sure - they were all kin.
Betty Adcock Blalock