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Re: Nancy Adcock/Kearney
Posted by: Betty Adcock Blalock (ID *****7997) Date: February 05, 2008 at 14:54:07
In Reply to: Re: Nancy Adcock/Kearney by Jackie Mahoney of 1955

Jackie: I checked my notes, and Nancy was apparently the daughter of Bolin Adcock (GRANDSON)of the first Bolin (Bollen, Bolling, Bowlin, Bowlen, Boland). The FIRST Bollen Adcock, who died in 1805, was the son of "old John" of Granville who died in 1780. Bollen appears to be the second son OF "Old John," as he was second to Leonard in paying taxes in Granville Co. in the 1760's. Bollen was married to Eliza Smallwood, daughter of William Smallwood. Bollin and Eliza had three sons, William, Jesse, and Henderson, and at least three daughters, Asenith, Nancy who married Lane Moore in 1790, and Geosy (or Josey). Asenith had a child named William born in 1793 and he was likely the "Petey" mentioned in Bollin's will. Jesse and Henderson lived to be old age in Granville Co. I have not researched as to which son, Henderson or Jesse (but I believe it was Jesse) who had a son named Bollin and he is the one with the following information.

You have the marriage date of Henry Kearney and Nancy H. Adcock 5/31/1844. In 1858, Henry Kearney gave 15 acres of land (and paid the fee of $50 himself) to "the wife and children of Bowlin Adcock." The court names the wife of Bowlin as Nancy A. Adcock and the children as Nancy H., Elizabeth H., Dorothea (spelling?), and Zyphia (Zilpha and sometimes written Delphy). However, Zyphia had already married Francis Allen on 4/12/1847. I don't know when Bollin died, but I believe he was listed in the 1850 census. The court record is not clear as to why Henry gave the 50 acres of land to Bowlin's wife and children, when at least two of them were already married.

Bollin's (the first Bollin) grandson William married Mary (Polly) Chadwick and lived just south of Creedmoor, NC and had many descendants. Mary Chadwick's mother gave them land and there is one historical Adcock house which was built by one of their son's just on the edge of Granville and current Wake Co.

So your ancestry would be:

Nancy Adcock
Bollin Adcock (can't find a marriage record for this Bollin)
Jesse (or Henderson but likely Jesse)
Bollin Adcock and Lizza Smallwood
John Adcock("old John")married to Eleanor Hill daughter of Leonard Hill whose mother was named Eleanor Roy)
Henry Adcock (whose second wife was Susannah but she was not likely "old John" and Tobias' mother
Edward Adcock and Elizabeth Smith (daughter of Henry Tobias Smith)
John Adcock of York, VA died in the 1660's or 1670's.

Both Edward Adcock and Henry lived in Essex Co., VA and died there. Henry was born around 1671. "Old John" and his brother Tobias were born around 1690's. Both Old JOhn and Tobias came to Granville Co., NC in the 1740's from Essex Co., VA and both died in Granville Co.

John Adcock of York was likely the same John who came over on the ship "Expectation" in 1637 to a colony in the western Caribbean and was listed as Lt. John Adcock (Navy) and was to govern one of the forts on the island. The Spanish had begun attacking the island of Barbados and so two small colonies with supposedly men only were on the two small islands of St. Andres and LaProvidentia just off the coast of Nicarauga. They petitioned the governor of VA on more than one occasion for land on Queen's Creek as "James City is full and no more souls allowed." John Adcock appears on Queen's Creek in 1640. The Spanish attacked La Providencia in 1641 and put the remaining settlers on a ship and told them to "return to England."
This last paragraph I can't prove but it certainly fits.

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