Dianna: I can verify most of the information that you have posted, but I cannot verify some of the death dates. John Adcock who died in Rutherford Co., TN in 1822 was indeed the grandson of the John in Granville County, NC, who died in 1780. I call him "old John.""Old John" 's third son was John and he was indeed married to a Partee, but (can't locate my will notes at the moment)I believe her name was Mary as listed in a Partee will. I term him John Sr., as there are several notes in the Granville Co. deed records which lists John and John Jr. after "old John" died.I believe John Sr. died in Granville Co. or an adjacent county, prior to at least three of his sons, Andrew, Barnett and John (who is the one who died in Rutherford Co., TN in 1822)moving to TN, but he may have moved with the three sons. There is one note in a court record which lists Mary Adcock, widow. The probable date of John Sr.s death is around 1805. There was a fourth son of John Sr., according to the tax records and his name is a mystery. John Sr. did have 7 daughters, several of whom moved to TN and KY.
We cannot locate a marriage bond for John Jr. (who died inRutherford co., TN in 1822), but it was not the Sarah Wheeler from Buckingham Co. VA.THE GRANVILLE CO. ADCOCKS WERE NEVER IN BUCKINGHAM CO., VA.There were Wheelers in Granville Co. this early. John Jr. may have married in an adjacent county some of the records having been destroyed.John Jr.'s will is in Rutherford Co., and someone from TN sent me the children listed in the will and you likely have those.He did have a son named Willie and one named William.Willie is listed as Wylie in some of the records sent to me.I have not done the research on his children, but there were many sons, including the Wylie and Willilam as mentioned.
"old John" Adcock who died in Granville Co. in 1780 was married to Eleanor Hill daughter of Leonard Hill I of Essex Co., VA. There were land transactions for them with her signing in Essex Co., VA. Their first son was Leonard Adcock who also died in Granville Co., NC. Eleanor was still alive in 1750, but she was dead by the time "old John" died in 1780."Old John" and his brother, Tobias or "Toby" arrived inGranville Co. in early 1740's after a few years just over the Granville Co. border in what was then Brunswick Co., VA where they rented land. There are several transactions there after they left Essex Co. in the late 1730's.There is a record about the river where John was assigned the duties of "keeping the loggs from jamming the bridge" and "if he did this satisfactory, he was excused from building the roads."
"old John" and Tobias were the sons of Henry Adcock of Essex Co., VA who died in Essex Co.His second wife was Susannah White, but not the one in MA.Susannah was still alive in Essex VA when Henry died.She was actually a widow married to a Gill through 1700, so she was not the mother of Henry's children.I have some guesses on who his first wife was, but I will not submit those guesses in print, as they are just that.
Henry was the son of Edward Adcock ofEssex Co., VA and Edward’s will is in Essex Co. (old Rappahannock Co.).Edward was married to Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Henry Tobias Smith and she had a brother Henry Smith, who shipped tobacco with his brother-in-law Edward Adcock from Bowler’s Wharf on the Rappahannock River in Essex Co., VA just south of Tappahannock, VA.These are records which are listed in the huge old deed and court books in Tappahannock (I’m not sure they are still there, but may be in Richmond by now.) Send me your mailing address to Bluebet@peoplepc.com. and give me a few weeks as my printer is “sick.” Betty Adcock Blalock