Stanly County, NC|
Lilly Bassett Carter Hoffman (1888-1979) was the daughter of Capt Robert Allen Carter from Albemarle, NC. Her father died when she was 4, and she grew up in her mother's boarding house in Albemarle, where stories of locals and kin were frequent topics around the dinner table. Her mother inspired her with family stories, and tales about the gallant "Capt Carter", who became her hero. She began to talk to all the old folks in the neighborhood, and gather the family history. These stories were recorded in 25 cent school composition books.
The notebooks were inherited by Lilly's granddaughter, Jodie Gee firstname.lastname@example.org, who has contributed the following excerpts from those notebooks. These stories provide valuable genealogical information as well as insight into the lives of those living in that area.