Henry M. Adcock
Sketches from, "Kentucky, History of the State"
Main Author; William Henry Perrin 1887
Submitted by: Vera Burnham
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, Eugenia A., Morton W., Fannie B., John A. and Susie F.
Mr. Adcock removed to Missouri from Todd County, Ky., where he engaged
in farming, and served as deputy sherrif of Barry County, until the beginning
of the late war. He then returned to McCracken County, where he has since
resided, devoting his time principally to farming, and 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 zealuos supporter of the temperance movement.