Sara <I>Dougherty</I> Carter


Sara Dougherty Carter

Russell County, Virginia, USA
Death 8 Jan 1979 (aged 80)
Lodi, San Joaquin County, California, USA
Burial Hiltons, Scott County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 10980 View Source
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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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  • Added: 14 Jul 2000
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sara Dougherty Carter (21 Jul 1898–8 Jan 1979), Find a Grave Memorial ID 10980, citing Mount Vernon Methodist Church Cemetery, Hiltons, Scott County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .