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Sara Dougherty Carter
Birth: Jul. 21, 1899
Death: Jan. 8, 1979

Country Musician. Born Sara Dougherty in Cooper Creek, Virginia, she was an original member of country music's most popular family, the Carter Family Singers. Known for her distinctive singing voice, she married A.P. Carter in 1915 and was the lead singer on most of the recordings of the Carter Family act in the 1920s and 1930s. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame with the Carter Family in 1970, appeared on a US postage stamp with Carter Family in 1993 and was inducted into the International Bluegrass Hall of Fame in 2001. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Sevier Dougherty (1860 - 1939)
  Nancy Elizabeth Kilgore Dougherty (1868 - 1901)
 
 Spouses:
  Alvin Pleasant Carter (1891 - 1960)*
  Coy Washington Bayes (1905 - 1985)*
 
 Children:
  Gladys Carter Millard (1919 - 1994)*
  Janette Carter (1923 - 2006)*
  Joe D Carter (1927 - 2005)*
 
 Sibling:
  Nathan A Dougherty (1891 - 1960)*
  Sara Dougherty Carter (1899 - 1979)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Vernon Methodist Church Cemetery
Hiltons
Scott County
Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 15, 2000
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