Southern cornbread, Virginia

I’ve searched in vain for cornbread in my favourite Southern novel, Eudora Welty’s Delta Wedding. The book is stuffed full of good things to drink and eat - cherry bounce and coconut bread, ham and biscuits. Biscuits though are something else entirely and, in any case, at Shellmound the Fairchilds’ bread comes in silver baskets. I doubt that it’s cornbread.