A.P. CarterAlvin Pleasant Delaney Carter
, (December 15, 1891 - November 7, 1960).
A.P. was born in Maces Springs, Virginia
(Poor Valley), the son of Robert C.
Carter and Mollie Arvelle Bays. He was sometimes called "Doc".
On June 18, 1915
, he married Sara Dougherty
. In 1927
formed the Carter Family
, perhaps the first commercial rural country music
group. In 1993
, A.P.'s image appeared on a U.S. postage stamp
honoring the Carter Family.