I am still trying to get this straight. Here is "John Adcock(e)" in Granville County Tax List.
1747 Tax List John Adcock2 1749 Tax List John Adcock2 1750 Tax List John Adcock2 1751 Tax List John Adcocke2 Len Adcock. 1753 Tax List John Adcock Constable2 Absolom Baker and Leonard Adcock 1754 Tax List John Adcock Constable 2 son Leonard son in law Absalom Baker It might appear that this John Adcock died in 1756/7 because of the following. 1756 Tax List Len Adcock 1 1756 Tax List Leon Adcock 1 1757 Tax List Elenor Adcock 2, 0, 2 son Leonard son John 1760 Tax List John Adcock 1 Leonard Adcock 1
It would appear that a John Adcock with wife Eleanor died in 1756/7 and has sons Leonard and John.
Is there a generation before the John who died in 1780?