Barry's Genealogy Diary

This online genealogical diary is hosted by Barry T. Self. It is primarily for information pertaining to the SELF surname, more particularly for descendants of John J. and Lydia Avaline Waters Self, who were married in Union County, GA in 1851. Barry Self is the SELF proclaimed family genealogist and historian, having spent over 20 years researching this Self line. This diary is dedicated to preserving and sharing the findings of his research.

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Location: Madisonville, Tennessee, United States

I am married to a wonderful and sweet wife, Svitlana, who is from Ukraine and we have a beautiful daughter, Lydia Elizabeth. I have worked in the funeral business since 1988 and thoroughly enjoy researching my family roots.

Saturday, October 01, 2005


Dear family, please keep our cousin, Rev. Verlin Self and his wife and children in your prayers. Verlin is very ill at U.T. Hospital in Knoxville, TN. He is in serious condition from what I can find out. I do not know many of the details, but he became ill one day this week and was taken to Sweetwater Hospital and was then air lifted to U.T. From what information I have heard, he is very seriously ill. Please pray for him and Donna and ask everyone you know to remember them. Verlin is the pastor of Community Baptist Church in Madisonville, Tn where he lives. Thanks!