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Re: curious, adcox 2001
Posted by: Duane Adcox Date: September 21, 2001 at 16:09:52
In Reply to: curious, adcox 2001 by shalana adcox of 102

Adcox was created by the Federal Census taker in the first North Central Arkansas in 1840- the volume I found in the San Francisco Main Library warned that many names were spelled "Phonetically"and to consider alternate spellings... many of the same people listed as Adcox were Adcocks in the 1830 Census records in Kentucky, Tennessee and eastward. So we're all Adcocks originally, a name which means "little Adam' or Adams (The word cock meant small in old English- as found in the nursery rhyme "ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross, to see a fine lady upon a white horse..."
There were Adcocks who were given land grants in Tennessee fortheir service from North Carolina inthe American revolution, there was an Thomas Adcock in Talbot county Virginia in 1740 and and edward Adcock was in Virginia in 1640. They came from the Rutlands section of the English midlands- John Adcocke was born in 1540 and lived in Great Ellingham, England.


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