According to "ADCOCK KINFOLKS II "John Wesley Adcock was born in TN to parents native of North Carolina.He had at least one sister and one brother.According to a story passed down, when John was about 18 he and a cousin William Black started out on a trip to KY, during the journey they became separated.It is not known if John continued on to KY or returned home, However, he was twice married in TN.His first wife's maiden name was Brown.They had 6 children at least.Known children are William, George, John and Catherine.This first Wife died from tuberculosis. In 1868 John married his first wife's sister, Matilda Brown.They had 5 children. Moved to MO in Nov. 1880. John Wesley died Dec. 26, 1900 from pneumonia.He was buried in Shiloh Cemetery northeast of Miller, MO in Dade County.
There is more info in this book, but not sure if you wanted it.It has to do with subsequent wives and children.Hope this helps.