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According to the 1940 census Garland Melton owned the property shown on the Bing Map below.
I suggest that you contact Clay County with Deed questions. https://www.claync.us/
Best of luck in your search.
Dear Ms. Johnson,
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The Federal Government does not ordinarily create or maintain birth, death, marriage or divorce records. Such records are made and kept by State and local governments rather than the National Archives. We suggest that you search the North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979 FamilySearch index and/or request a record search from the North Carolina State Archives. Also, please review the FamilySearch Research wiki for North Carolina Vital Records
In addition, we suggest that you contact the Clay County Register of Deeds for land record information.
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There is a lot of family information in the tree but I did not see a marriage license for Garland and Lillie.