One other thought. Members of the Cockerham family intermarried with my White family in Surry County. One of these, Hardin White, married a Nancy Axsom and died young around 1850. He was the son of Albert White, my 3rd great grandfather. I wonder if Hardin Cockerham could have been named after him? Elizabeth Cockerham m. Richard White in 1866, and Hardin White was Richard's first cousin.