On behalf of our branch of the Self Family, I recently purchased a commemorative, engraved brick from the Tellico Plains, Tennessee Merchants' Association. The association sold bricks for the historic town square re-pavement project, which will feature the circle of the seven clans of the Cherokee Indians as its centerpiece. This project is part of the association's effort to beautify the town square. Our brick will read "Family Of John and Lydia Self".
I thought it would be fitting to honor our ancestors in this way. After all, the Tellico Plains area is where John, Lydia and much of their family settled when they moved to Tennessee from Georiga in the mid to late 1880's.
Installation of the bricks should begin this fall. A picture will be provided on this site for all to see once our brick is placed.