I have a suggestion for the early Adcock "boys" in GA - that is, those who were there prior to the Revolution.I firmly believe that they came from the Thomas Adcock who left Essex Co. VA in the late 1600's.He may have crossed the River into Maryland for a few years, but he is NOT same Thomas who enlisted in the Rev. War in Maryland, listed as being 5'5" tall and was born in England. The other Thomas had long left Maryland prior to the Rev.
The Thomas who was in Essex Co. lived in the same district as the "old John" whom I talk about who came to Granville Co., NC in the 1740's from Essex Co., VA.Edward was the first to show up in Essex Co., VA and he was from the John who was in York, VA on Queen's Creek in the 1640s. Edward was also transacting in York, but not as early as John which some have put on the internet. I have researched in York extensively and still cannot determine if there were two Edwards (or just one who was very young in York and then lived in Essex Co. until his death.). He had severalsons,one of them John who died in Essex in 1717, and one of them being Henry who also died in Essex Co., VA.Henry had two sons, John ("old John)" and Tobias (Toby). "old John" and Tobias, along with their "cousin" William left Essex Co., and spent a few years building roads and cutting, sending logs downriver just above the N.C. line bordering Granville Co. in what was then Brunswick Co. and then were in Granville Co. by 1747. It appears that William was not married or had nochildren and he went to Orange Co., NC (bordering Granville Co.) and died in 1760 in Orange (currently part of Chatham Co.). Tobias died in Granville Co., and had at least two sons, Edmund and Henry.Henry "ran away" in Granville Co. in the 1760's and Edmund died in Chatham Co. I descend from Tobias' brother "old John"'s youngest son, Edward, who also died in Granville Co. in 1799."old John" died in Granville Co. in 1780.We can account for all of "old John's sons.This group was never in Buckingham Co., VA.
I shall look up the name of Thomas' wife who was in Essex Co. in the late 1600's.
Only ONE ADCOCK moved from Essex Co. to Buckingham Co., VA and he was Joseph.He was apparently the only son of John Adcock (John died in 1717 in Essex Co.)and was likely the son of Edward in Essex Co. In John's will in Essex he only lists Joseph and Joseph was not of age when his father John made out his will. Joseph was the last Adcock to leave Essex Co., and his last land recording was in 1743 I believe - all the other Adcocks had left Essex already. His descendants stayed in Buckingham through the Rev. War, and there were several Edmunds and several Johns there through the early 1800's prior to the mass exodus of VA and NC people to TN.
One of the Thomas Adcock's (who was in GA prior to the Rev.) descendants died in the Fort Mims Massacre.