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Maybelle Carter was born Maybelle Addington on May 10, 1909, in Nickelsville, Virginia . She was the daughter of Margaret Elizabeth (née Kilgore; 1879 – 1960) and Hugh Jackson Addington (1877 – 1929). According to family lore, the Addington family of Virginia is descended from former British prime minister Henry Addington,1st Viscount Sidmouth .
On March 13, 1926, Maybelle married Ezra Carter . They had three daughters, Helen,June and Anita .
She was a member of the original Carter Family , which was formed in 1927 by her brother-in-law A.P.Carter , who was married to her cousin Sara , also a part of the trio. The Carter Family was one of the first commercial rural country music groups...more