My Genealogy Hound

Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 7 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1887.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

* * * *

CAPT. HENRY H. ADCOCK, a prominent farmer and stock grower of Carroll County, Ky., was born in Nelson County, Va., January 2, 1829, and is the sixth of a family of nine children born to Lawson and Nancy (Gevaudan) Adcock, natives of Virginia, who moved to Carroll County, Ky., in 1844, and settled where Henry H. Adcock now resides., Lawson Adcock died September 12, 1855, and his wife died March 4, 1879. Henry H. Adcock now owns 400 acres of well-improved land. He joined the late war in 1862, having previously had charge of home guards. He was commissioned by Gov. McGoffin, and served all through the Confederate war as captain about five years, receiving an honorable discharge at the close of the war, at Mount Sterling; he returned to Carroll, and engaged in farming. January 4, 1866, he married Miss Annie I. Brown, daughter of Franklin and Mary (Garrott) Brown, a native of Carroll County. Five children blessed this union, viz.: Leota, Forest, Frank B., John and Anderson. Capt. Adcock is a consistent member of the Baptist Church. Politically he is a Democrat.

* * * *

This family biography is one of 46 biographies included in the Carroll County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 7 published in 1887 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 7

View additional Carroll County, Kentucky family biographies here: Carroll County, Kentucky Biographies

Use the links at the top right of this page to search or browse thousands of other family biographies.