[Formerly Chapter Eight
John Edwin McCorkle’s 2nd wife Mary Elizabeth Cotton
McCorkle) of Botland near Bardstown,
, Nelson County
. Cotton Kentucky andTong[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);
Tong (b. 1811); Columbus
[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
, 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
department store like Harvey’s Nashville
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
. 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
in McCorkle Cemetery Dyer County,
, where her daughter Mary had migrated Tennessee
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.
VII. Beth Huie, 1904-1993, no issue);
[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
Generation X. ???As I write this in late February 2006,
I hope Parker Blackwell will be born in
in April 2006? He came: Paker Louis Cashdollar “ Memphis PLC” Blackwell, April 14, 2006! ! !
Update: And so he was, on April 14, 2006.
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
We have a wonderful old letter in which Juliet
Tong Cotton from Botland near
, Bardstown, Kentucky
writes her newly married daughter Mary in
“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
: 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
had almost Kentucky
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