Frank:I don't have Ansel (Ancel) in my N.C. Adcock history to TN & KY, however, many of the Granville Co. Adcocks did move to both TN and KY in the early 1800's. They were from three or four families, but they were all kin, though some were "fifth cousins, twice removed!" With the names Archibald and Thomas, and the mention of Anson Co., NC it appears Ansel would be related to the Adcock group in Anson Co. (and Montgomery Co. and on the PeeDee River and they were there from the 1780's through early to mid 1800's.Many of them moved also.They have not been able to trace back further than that, and it is at the opposite end of the state than where I live, so it makes it difficult to see the old records.However, the earliest two there were Henry and Thomas.There were actually two Henry Adcocks in Anson Co. in the late 1700's.Since the Granville Co. Henry and his brother Edmund (sons of Tobias) were always transacting together in Granville Co. from the mid 1700's through the 1770's and then show up in (Caswell, Orange, and then Edmund shows up in Chatham County - though they may have moved only once, and Henry disappeared from Granville Co. and the last tax record says "ran away," we just assumed that one of the two Henrys in Anson was the Henry who "ran away" in Granville.I don't like paying taxes either, but it is a necessary item!The one older Henry signed the other Henry's will, but is not listed as a son.The other Henry had a son namedThomas. Either Thomas or the other Henry had a grandson named Archibald. Unfortunately the Anson Co. records were destroyed, so all that is left are a few deeds.You could check the census records to see when the second Henry and the younger Thomas were in the early 1800 censuses.