I post this in a new thread so as not to hijack a previous thread on another Adcock.
My Adcock line is traced back to as far as Thomas Adcock, b. abt 1756 and fought in the Rev War out of Ga. and his wife (who's name is still unknown - at least by me) I have seen some post's elsewhere that lists her name as Elizabeth, I would be quite happy if this is correct as to see where the source from this is.
In the 1805 Georgia Land Lottery Thomas Adcock & his son John Adcock from Hancock County both drew blanks. It is then after this that they left for the Mississippi Territory (Baldwin County, Miss Territory to be exact), where they appeaar in the 1810 census. 2 males over 21 (Thomas and his son John), 2 males under 21 (Lewis and Reuben, my GGGG grandfather). 2 Females over 21 ( Thomas's wife, and daughter Elizabeth) and 1 daughter under 21 (Sarah).
Also in 1805 there is another Adcock family in Lincoln county, Orphans of Edmond Adcock, John Sr, John Jr and Richard Adcock all of Lincoln County. Are there any relationships between these Adcocks of Hancock & Lincoln counties? I would certainly be happy to hear of any or even any theories on this.
Now to some deeds -
Thomas and James Adcock were both granted Rev War bounty land grants of 287.5 acres each in Washington county, later Hancock county. Thomas on May 17, 1784 and James on May 26, 1784.
Nov 12, 1785 James Adcock of Richmond County to William Washington for 200 pounds, 287.5 acres in Washington county, signed by James Adcock and Elizabeth Adcock
Early Deeds of Columbia County, Georgia On Feb 20, 1788 Thomas and James Adcock sold to Edmond Cartledge 50 acres on Keg Creek, being the land James Adcock now lives, adjacent to John Adcock. Land originally granted to said Thomas Adcock April 5, 1785.
Thomas Adcock was granted 2 other tracts of land, 500 and 100 acres in 1786 in Richmond county.
There is another deed that mentions a sale of 200 acres on waters of Keg Creek from William Brown and wife Sarah to William Evans Dec 1, 1791, 100 acres of land that was granted to William Brown and 100 acres that was granted to Thomas Adcock, April 5, 1785.
The last deed I have of Thomas Adcock is land that he sells in Hancock county to John Narsworth on Oct 1, 1803.
It is after this and the 1805 Land lottery that he leaves Ga for Baldwin County Miss Territory where he and his son John are among the signers petitioning Congress for Independence in the Pearl River, Miss Terr in 1809.
He next appears on the Baldwin County, Miss Terr Census. The Adcock name appears on the list of victims of the Fort Mims attack. There is no more mention of a Thomas Adcock or his wife after this. However, his sons John, Lewis, and Reuben enter the militia against the Creek Indians in 1813-1814. Their Sgt is George Stiggins, who marries their sister Elizabeth Adcock Jan 30, 1814 in Baldwin County. Their Capt is Thomas H Boyles who marries their other sister Sarah Adcock March 1, 1817 in Monroe County, Alabama.
There is no further mention of Lewis Adcock, who may have been killed in the Creek Indian war. John Adcock and his brother Reuben Adcock live in Monroe county until John dies in 1854 and Reuben and his family move to Lauderdale County, Miss for 3 years and then to Victoria and Goliad county Texas in 1856.
I have had several lately ask me for my info on my family and rather than e-mail each I'll post here and should any others, especially you Adcock family that was in Lincoln County, Ga and those who moved into Tenn and Northern Alabama have any ideas on if there is a relationship amongst our Adcock's I'll be happy to hear from you.
Betty, I have enjoyed reading your replies on the Va, Adcock's. I still would like to hear any thoughts you may have on specifically my Thomas Adcock and the others you have listed from Essex and Buckingham counties.