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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  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.

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HENRY M. ADCOCK, McCracken County, was born in Rockingham County, N. C., September 12, 1827, and came with his parents to Montgomery County, Tenn., in 1837, and is the eldest son of Absalom Adcock, of Virginia. His father was a farmer; his mother was Miss M. E. Morton, a native of Virginia, and is still living. She was the mother of a large family of children, of whom eight are now living, viz.: H. M., J. W., J. B., M. W., L. V., Cordelia L., Zorada G., and William B. Henry M. Adcock (our subject) resided near Clarksville, Tenn., until upward of twenty years of age, and was then married to Miss Mildred W., eldest daughter of John B. Williams, then a resident of that county, but since of Todd County, Ky., this union was blessed with the following children: H. May, Eugenie A., Morton W., Fannie B., John A. and Susie P. Mr. Adcock removed to Missouri from Todd County, Ky., where he engaged in farming, and served as deputy sheriff of Barry County until the beginning of the late war. He then returned to Kentucky and located in McCracken County, where he has since resided, devoting his time principally to farming, and to various agencies. His farm, about five miles from Paducah, comprises 121 acres. Mr. Adcock is a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, of the Masonic order, and is a zealous supporter of the temperance movement.

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This family biography is one of 165 biographies included in the McCracken County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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