Alvin 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, he 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.