Gary, I first read the name Delilah Sills in the book, Hansel Family Heritage by Joyce Joy Handsel. It was printed in August, 1985, and contains several spellings of Hansel, Armstrong, McGinnis, and Wolfe families. My g-grandfather was Daniel Morgan Armstrong and he married Martha Delilah Carter. She was the daughter of Caleb P. Carter and Delilah Sills. Caleb was a farmer.
In the 1850 NC, Cabarrus Co, I found Caleb (44), and Delia (47) Carter with their family. Caleb and Delila were both born in Montgomery Co. Also, in that same census, I found a Jeremiah Carter (46) born Montgomery Co, and was a carpenter. Possibly a brother of Caleb, but I don't know.
Is Valentine M. Carter the father of Caleb P. Carter? I would be interested i this family if he is. You may contact me at .