Alva Pleasant Carter and
Sarah Dougherty

A P Carter
A P Carter
Sarah Dougherty Carter
Sarah Dougherty Carter
Alva Pleasant Delaney "A P" Carter (aka Alvin) b 15 Dec 1891 Maces Springs VA d 7 Nov 1960 Holston Valley Community Hospital, Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN; s/o Robert Carter and Mary Arvilla "Mollie" Bays. Alva Pleasant "A P" Carter m. 18 Jun 1915 (divorced 1938) to Sarah Elizabeth Dougherty b 21 Jul 1898 d 8 Jan 1978/79; d/o William Sevier Dougherty and Nancy Elizabeth Kilgore. More Carter Family Videos from YouTube. Children of Alva Pleasant Delaney Carter and Sarah Dougherty;

I. Gladys Ettalen Carter b 20 Apr 1919 Maces Springs VA d 11 Mar 1994; m. about 1938 to Milan E Millard b 18 Mar 1912 d May 1986 Hiltons, Scott Co VA. Children of Milan E Millard and Gladys Ettalen Carter;

1. Female Millard; m. Male Wolfe

2. Carolin Beth Millard b about Aug 1943 Scott Co VA d 30 Dec 1943 Maces Spring, Scott Co VA; buried Mount Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery, Maces Spring, Scott co VA

II. Janette Carter (aka Jeanette) b 2 Jul 1923 Maces Springs, VA d 22 Jan 2006 Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport TN; buried Mount Vernon Methodist Church Cemetery, Maces Spring, Scott Co VA; occupation, musician; m. 25 May 1940 to (1) James Livingston Jett b about 1913 Scott Co VA; s/o James W Jett and Ocie Mae Vermillion. Janette Carter m. 25 Sept 1965 (2) to Dempsey J Kelly b 12 Dec 1927 VA d 15 Oct 1997 Terra Bella, Tulare Co CA.

III. Joseph Dougherty "Joe" Carter b 27 Feb 1927 Maces Springs VA d Wednesday, 2 Mar 2005 Maces Springs VA; buried Mount Vernon Methodist Church Cemetery, Maces Spring, Scott Co VA; m. Nancy Keller.

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> A P Carter, Sarah Dougherty and Maybelle Addington Carter (m. AP's brother, Ezra Carter) were members of the Original Carter Family.

(Source). June Carter Cash, wife of Johnny Cash and daughter of Ezra Carter and Mother Maybelle Addington Carter, wrote the following about her uncle, A P Carter and aunt, Sarah Dougherty Carter Bayes;

My Uncle "Doc" (A P Carter) and Aunt Sara had three children, Gladys, Jeanette and Joe. Aunt Sara was a woman hard to explain. She was tall, buxom, blackeyed, and always beautiful. She was a thoroughbred. She sang in a very low, almost male sounding voice, and she sang a lot because she loved it so.

Sometimes times were good, sometimes they were hard, and Uncle Doc sold his fruit trees, wrote his songs and went away for weeks collecting songs and the sunnyside wasn't always sunny. In March of 1926 my father crossed the mountain and brought back my little blue eyed mother as his wife. She could play the guitar and the banjo because there was always a lot of dances on the other side of the mountain and she sometimes played with her brothers until dawn. I guess it just had to happen that mother and her guitar, and Aunt Sara with her autoharp should just start to sing together.


Sarah Dougherty
and Coy Wshington Bayes

Sarah Dougherty b 21 Jul 1898 d 8 Jan 1978/79; d/o William Sevier Dougherty and Nancy Elizabeth Kilgore. Sarah Dougherty m. 20 Feb 1939 Brackettville, TX to Coy Washington Bayes b 9 Jan 1905 Washington VA d 20 Dec 1985 Murphys, Calaveras Co CA; s/o Charles Malvin Bays and Mary Elizabeth Head Smith.

(Source). June Carter Cash, wife of Johnny Cash and daughter of Ezra Carter and Mother Maybelle Addington Carter, wrote the following about her aunt, Sarah Dougherty:

Aunt Sarah (Sarah Dougherty Carter) divorced from A.P. in 1938 and remarried to Coy Bayes in 1939. They live in Angles Camp, Calif., where Coy takes care of the fair grounds. He was always good as an electrician and mechanic. They have a trailer, a camper, and a small airplane that you can taxi up to their front door. They hunt a lot but Aunt Sara never sings professionally anymore. Sometimes she visits us in Nashville and goes home to Virginia to visit with her children once a year. A.P. Carter never married again. They say that he loved Aunt Sara until he died on November 7, 1960.


Coy Washington Bayes
and Gladys M Nickerson

Coy Washington Bayes b 9 Jan 1905 Washington VA d 20 Dec 1985 Murphys, Calaveras Co CA; s/o Charles Malvin Bays and Mary Elizabeth Head Smith. Coy Washington Bayes m. 12 Aug 1979 San Joaquin, CA to Gladys M Nickerson b 21 Apr 1912 San Francisco CA d 31 Oct 2006 Murphys, Calaveras CA.

(Other Source: Mark & Susan Walton: mawfamilyhistory@hotmail.com).


Videos and Recordings
From YouTube

 


I Never Will Marry
by Sarah Dougherty and
The Original Carter Family

Really great radio recordings of the Original Carter Family (Sara, AP and Maybelle), "I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home", "In The Highways", and "Great Speckled Bird", along with Little June Carter, age 10 Who Sings "Engine 143" and Oh Susannah.


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