Im tryin to get more info on an ancestor named Ansel/Ancil/Absolam Adcock. born in N/S Carolina abt 1790. married a lady named Elizabeth, born in NC abt 1801. This couple ended up in Muhlenberg Co, KY.
The earliest known info I have on him is a service record from the war of 1812 that showed he lived in TN:
/// COLONEL JOHN BROWN
DESIGNATION: 2nd Regiment of Tennessee Volunteer Infantry DATES: September 1813 - January 1814 MEN MOSTLY FROM: Roane, Anderson, Knox, and Sullivan Counties CAPTAINS: Allen Bacon, Hugh Barton, William Christian, William Neilson, Lunsford Oliver (Ansel's CO), James Preston, John Underwood, William White BRIEF HISTORY: Colonel John Brown commanded two separate regiments at different times during the war. This regiment, along with a unit commanded by Colonel Samuel Bunch, comprised a brigade commanded by General George Doherty of the East Tennessee Volunteer Militia. Accounts of the movement of this regiment show it at Fort Armstrong (late November 1813) and Fort Deposit, which indicate that this unit was probably used to protect the supply lines from East Tennessee. ///
A pension app showed that he was living in Muhlenberg, KY in 1871. I also found a pension application for a Tyree/Tyra/Tyre Adcock who was also living in Muhlenberg in 1871. He was born abt 1785 in NC.
Tyre was listed in the 1830 census in Morgan Co, TN along with an Archibald Adcock (b. NC abt 1794). Archibald had a male in the household age 70-80. My guess is that it was his father Thomas Adcock (b. abt 1759 Anson Co, NC?). Thomas was on the TN pension roll of 1835. I believe he was the Thomas who had passed away in Knoxville in 1839.
THOMAS ADCOCK MORGAN COUNTY PRIVATE NORTH CAROLINA LINE $60.00 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE $180.00 AMOUNT RECEIVED SEPTEMBER 26,1833 PENSION STARTED AGE 73
Ansel had a son named Thomas (abt 1817) and a son Archibald (abt 1829) both born in TN.
based on the info above, my theory is this. Thomas (1759-1839) was the father of Archibald (1794), Tyra (1785) and Ansel (abt 1790). It is pretty thin at this point without more info but are there records from Morgan Co, or even Roane Co, TN that make mention of any of these folks? That can go a long way in determining if my conclusion is good or not.