Gary, I first learned of the Sills surname from a book entitled Handsel Family Heritage. It contains several spellings for Handsel and also the families of Armstrong, McGinnis, and Wolfe. My g-grandfather was Daniel Morgan Armstrong who married Martha Delilah Carter, daughter of Caleb P.Carter and Delilah Sills. .
I found Caleb P. Carter (44), wife Delia Carter (47) and children, in the 1850 NC, Cabarrus Cocensus. They were both born in Montgomery Co, and CAleb was a farmer. In the same census was a Jeremiah Carter, 46, also born in Montgomery Co. Possibly a brother of Caleb's, but I don't know for sure.
Is Valentine M Carter the father of Caleb P?If so, I would be interested in learning about his family. You may may contact me at .