Audrey:There are many records of John Sr. in the Granville Co. records, but no record of an Anera. There is one record of Benjamin Partee who mentions John Adcock and his wife, but this is well after "Old John's" wife was dead. Partee's daughter's name was Mary, and he stated that he had already "given John Adcock and his wife their part." "Old John" had already given or sold all of his land to his sons and had no land listed in his will of 1780- just items to his son Edward who had not married at the time and had served 7 years in the Rev. War. Edward married about 5 months after his father "Old John" had died. He got 640 acres of land for serving but took the $14.00 instead! Since we do not have a will for John Sr. we don't know if Mary was still living.However, when a major tract of land was sold and especially if it was the only plot he owned- in every case the wife had to sign and be "prively examined" to see if she were in agreement. There is no record of John Sr.'s wife signing any of his land sells. John Sr.s son Barnett had married Judith Dameron and he sold his land to her brother when he left Granville Co. for TN.Andrew had married a Sutton and also sold his land before going to TN. I shall check again to see if John Jr. sold any land prior to going with his brothers, Andrew and Barnett to TN the next time I am in Granville Co.
I don't have copies of the wills as they are in the Archives and I have seen them, but I didn't see the need to get them copied as I had hand copied them from the huge books in the courthouse in Granville Co. which had been recorded by the clerks.
The one record of Mary Adcock, widow, was very early 1800's, and she could have been Mary, wife of Bollin Adcock who died in 1805 and his will was not written, but was accepted by statements from others and his property was dispersed accordingly - according to the clerk's record. Betty