Carolyn:The John Adcock who moved to Tennessee in the early 1800's from Granville County was the GRANDSON of the first John Adcock who moved to Granville Co.,NC from VA in 1746-48 and died in Granville Co. in 1780. I call him "old John.""Old John" had 5 sons (we have his will), 4 of whom died in Granville Co. and the other was named John and I term him "John Sr."John Sr. had three or four sons and about six or seven daughters. John Sr. was married to Mary Partee, daughter of Benjamin Partee.Eleanor could not have been Benjamin Partee's daughter as she was older than Benjamin! Three of John Sr.'s sons moved to Rutherford Co., TN in the early 1800's, John, Barnett and Andrew.Barnett was married to Judith Dameron in Granville Co.,NC in 1805 and later moved to Gibson Co., TN and then on the IL according to TN researchers. Barnett may have remarried in Rutherford Co.Andrew was married to Mary Sutton in Granville Co. in 1792 and I have not heard from any of Andrew's descendants.We don't have a marriage record for John (Jr.) We are not certain, but believe John Sr. died in 1805, as in one record in 1805 Mary is listedas a widow. John (Jr.) died in Rutherford Co. TN in 1822 and according to his will, he lists the following sons:Willie (not Wiley)born in 1794 and died in Arkansas in 1865 who was married to Elizabeth; William; John; Marcus; Harmon; Stephen (not same Stephen who was in Dickson/Hickman Co.); Doctor; America born in 1804 and died in 1892 in Bedford Co., TN; and daugthers Sarah, Lavina, Polly. Keep in mind that clerks in court records wrote what they heard and it is entirely possible that Wiley was written instead of Willie and/or Willie for Wiley - and especially since John had another son named William.His will states "Willie."
We are fairly certain that "old JOhn" of Granville was married to Eleanor (but we don't know if she was a Partee).If so his father was indeed Henry who was married to Susannah (we also don't have proof that she was a White). We do have proof that Henry was the son of Edward Adcock and Elizabeth Smith - daughter of Toby and Phoebe Smith of Bowler's Wharf in Essex Co., VA.We have definite proof that Edward was married to Elizabeth Smith - not aSlaughter.Henry named one of his sons Toby Adcock after his grandfather Toby Smith.Edward and Elizabeth named a daughter Phoebe after Elizabeth's mother. Edward shipped tobacco from Bowler's Wharf along with his brother-in-law Henry Smith. Edward Adcock in Essex Co., VA in the late 1600's and very early 1700's was definitely the son of John Adcock of York, VA and we have that proof.John Adcock of York was in York in 1640.We believe the Edward in YOrk in the 1640's was not John's son Edward as he would have been at least in his 90's when he died in Essex Co., VA, but it is possible.
Several of John Srs. daughters moved to TN and KY in the early 1800's, but we don't have John Srs. will so we are not certain.I personally believe one of them to be Piety Leathers who married William Leathers in 1812 and may have moved to Washington Co., Ky, and one to be Jinsey who married James B. Kilzer in 1825.Several years later a James B. Kilzer shows up in TN and marries another Adcock girl.
I believe John Adcock of York, VA was the same Lt.John Adcock who came from England in 1636 on the ship "Expectation" to the Puritan settled island of I.le Providencia in the Caribbean just off the coast of Nicaragua (NOT Providencia in the Bahamas), as this group petitioned the Governor of VA in 1637/38 for land on Queen's Creek, VA as "James City is full and no more souls allowed."John of York shows up on Queen's Creek-York,VA in 1640.The Spanish captured La Providencia and St. Andres islands in 1641 and no more Puritans settled there. Betty Adcock Blalock