This sounds like the same family, but I haven't run across Cora before myself, which doen't necessarily man anything, as I married into the Akins family. What time period are we talking about? My husbands family lived there, bot N.C. & S.C. in the period between 1777 and 1810 or a littlebefore and after, then moved on to Morgan Co., Georgia. They may not have all moved however, and there are still lots of McCorkles up there. Stephen's last name was spelled McCorkel on his tombstone when he died in 1790, but his wife and children had their last name spelled McCorkle, though I don't think that makes much difference wither way, being an Anglization of MacTorquil, as I understand.