"Mother" Maybelle Carter(May 10, 1909 – October 23, 1978) was an American country musician. She is best known as a member of the historic Carter Family act in the 1920s and 1930s and also as a member of Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters. Maybelle Carter was born Maybelle Addington on May 10, 1909 in Nickelsville,
Virginia, the daughter of Hugh Jackson Addington and Margaret S.
Kilgore. According to family lore, the Addington family of Virginia is
descended from former British prime minister Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth. ...to continue here.