[Formerly Chapter Eight]
John Edwin McCorkle’s 2nd wife Mary Elizabeth Cotton
McCorkle) of Botland near Bardstown, Nelson County,
Kentucky.  Cotton and Tong[ue] Families.
TONG [Tongue or Tonge] Excursus of probably of interest
only to my sister Sophie Joyce Huie Cashdollar and me.
We (including Sophie's children & grandchild) are the
last descendants of Juliet Tong Cotton:
Siblings of Juliet Tong Cotton:
Emily Tong (b. 1809); Columbus Tong (b. 1811);
[Juliet, 1812, Mrs. John Cotton]; 
Elizabeth Tong (1814); Cyrus Tong (1817);
Eleanor Tong (1819, Mrs. Reese Wilson);
Remus Tong (1821, m. Laura Protsman);
Matilda Tong (1824).
Tong Generation I:     John & Jane Tong[ue].
Generation II.         William Tong & Ellen Ford.
--  Lord, I wonder if she gets us mixed up with the
Ford/Jesse James Boys crowd.
Generation III:        Joseph Ford Tongue m. Elizabeth Lewis
(dau. of Thomas Lewis who was b. 1783);
Generation IV.         Juliet Tong m. John Cotton 
of Nelson County, Kentucky.
                       John & Juliet Cotton had 4 children:
        1: Rease Cotton, male, killed in, or at least around,
 the time of the Civil War  --
Probably, Rease Cotton was named after his mother’s
sister Eleanor Tong’s husband, Reese Wilson?  -- ;
        2:  Laura Cotton (Mrs. John Crittenden Hunter)
who moved to Louisville, Ky.
Laura & John Hunter had at least 2 children: a son,
and “Miss” Maud Hunter who worked in a department
store and never married [Maude Hunter provoked my
father Ewing Huie as a young man when
she corrected his usage of a napkin in a Nashville restaurant;
he was visiting Maude in Nashville with his beloved maternal
uncle Errett Cotton McCorkle, who was a 1st cousin
to Maude Hunter. I think Maud Hunter was a buyer
for a big Nashville department store like Harvey’s
or Cain-Sloan.  Uncle Errett Cotton McCorkle was
personnel manager in St. Louis/Chicago – for “Renard?”
Reynard Rug or Linoleum Company.]
        3: “Lou” Lucretia Peeke (Mrs. George Peeke, Peak,
Peek);that Cotton-Tong line died out, too.
I think Lou & George Peeke moved from Botland/Bardstown
to Louisville, Kentucky.
        4:  Mary Elizabeth Cotton (McCorkle)
who became the 2nd wife of John Edwin McCorkle of
Dyer County, Tennessee, John E. McCorkle being a 1st cousin
to Winfield Purviance McCorkle, who had moved from the
Newbern area up to Eminence, Kentucky.
It’s eerie to me that my sister Sophie Joyce Huie
Cashdollar and I  -- and Sophie’s two children,
Hunter Huie Cashdollar and Jessica Huie Cashdollar, 
and Jessica's son Parker Louis Cashdollar Blackwell--
are all that remain of the union of John Cotton and
Juliet Tong (Cotton). John Cotton predeceased his
wife, Juliet Tong Cotton, who is by serendipity
buried in the McCorkle Cemetery in Dyer County,
Tennessee, where her daughter Mary had migrated
through marriage.
Generation V:          Mary Elizabeth Cotton m.
John Edwin McCorkle of Newbern, Tenn.;
Generation VI:         Sophie King McCorkle
(Mrs. Howard Anderson Huie); 
                       Errett Cotton McCorkle, 1888-1976,
no wife no issue;
                       & Ewing McCorkle, died 1900 aged 16.
Generation VII.        Beth Huie, 1904-1993, no issue);
                       Ewing Huie, 1907-1971
[Howard Ewing Huie]; and
Generation VIII.       Sophie Joyce Huie Cashdollar
and Marsha Cope Huie;
Generation IX.            Hunter Huie Cashdollar
and Jessica Huie Cashdollar (Mrs. Brian Louis Blackwell
of Memphis);
Generation X.  ???As I write this in late February 2006,
I hope Parker Blackwell will be born in Memphis in April 2006?   He came:  Paker Louis Cashdollar “PLC” Blackwell, April 14, 2006 ! ! !
    Update:  And so he was, on April 14, 2006.

The father of Mary Elizabeth Cotton McCorkle was: John Cotton, who is buried in the Botland community, near Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky.  He lies in  an old cemetery beside what has become a Baptist church. Now, a Kentucky turnpike runs about a mile west of  the Botland Community, and Botland’s only store has closed.  We gave him a new tombstone recently but haven’t been back up north yet to see the new grave marker.

John Cotton m. Juliet Tong (b. 1812), a daughter of Joseph Ford Tong(ue) & Elizabeth Lewis.  [Benjamin Huie of Rowan County, NC, then Gibson-Dyer counties, West Tennessee, married Lavinia Cowan of Rowan County, NC, and Lavinia was the daughter of Samuel Cowan and Rachel Lewis; surely there’s no Lewis connection here, from NC to KY, but it is not impossible.]

Joseph Ford Tong (born 2 April 1786 in Prince George’s County, Maryland) was a son of William Tong[ue] and wife Ellen Ford  

        Joseph Ford Tong married Elizabeth Lewis in Nelson
County, Kentucky, and had lots of children, including our
ancestor Juliet Tong (Cotton), b. 20 Dec. 1812, m.
John Cotton, who predeceased her.  Juliet Cotton died while
visiting her daughter Mary Elizabeth Cotton (Mrs. John Edwin
McCorkle) east of Newbern, Tenn.
        We have a wonderful old letter in which Juliet
Tong Cotton from Botland near Bardstown, Kentucky,
writes her newly married daughter Mary in Tennessee,
“I think you must tell Mr. McCorkle he was wrong to discharge
the cook.” Mary by marriage had acquired John Edwin
McCorkle’s children by deceased wife Tennie Scott McCorkle,
viz., Ora, Will, Glenn, & Katie Pearl McCorkle.
Then Mary Elizabeth Cotton McCorkle began to bear her own
children, some of whom did not survive infancy but 3 who did,
viz., Sophie King McCorkle (Huie), 1882-1915; Ewing McCorkle,
died 1900 aged 16; and Errett Cotton McCorkle, 1888-1976.
Truth is, we kinda laughed at Uncle Errett Cotton McCorkle
circa 1970 when he got in a stir, not long before his death
in 1976, to add these words to his mother Mary’s tombstone
in the Dyer County McCorkle Cemetery:
She hath done what she could.”  Now, having acquired
3 stepchildren of my own via a 2nd marriage,
I understand Uncle Errett’s vigor to add the epitaph.
 – My father Ewing Huie used to say that the Civil War
ravages of the male population in Kentucky had almost
rendered his Grandmaw McCorkle an “old maid” –
a phrase  no longer fashionable, but my father Howard Ewing
Huie never strove to be what is now called politically