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.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Self Cousins Visit Tennessee

Several days ago I had the priviledge to visit with cousin Daisy Murray, her daughter Cambria and her sister Eve at the Cracker Barrell Restaurant in Lenoir City, TN. Cousin Daisy and her daughter live in Washington State and Eve lives in Georgia. They had come to Tennessee to do some research on their father's side of the family tree (Hawk Family). Svitlana, Lydia and I had a great time visiting with these three ladies. I had never met Cambria or Eve. It was a pleasure. Cousin Daisy visited here last year and attended the Self Family Reunion with us in Maryville, TN. It was good to see her again too. Daisy and Eve are the daughters of Roy Hawk and Arkie Self Hawk. The accompanying photo shows left to right: Eve King, Daisy Murray and Cambria Dunithan.