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, January 26, 2007


The picture above is supposed to be Rev. Elisha G. Tucker, born 9-28-1868 or 1870. He died 3-30-1946. He was the husband of Martha Lavada Self . They married on 9-19-1889. He had two other wives, Arkie Thompson (married on 7-19-1927) and Sarah Jane Shaw Johnson (married on 9-22-1934). Elisha and Lavada (Vade) Self Tucker had six children together. They were James Willis Tucker, Oscar Tucker, Charles Jobe Tucker, Lillie Tucker, Ora Tucker and Markus Tucker. Elisha was the son of John and Elizabeth Mitchell Tucker. He had 6 brothers and sisters. Mildred referred to Elisha Tucker as "Lige" on page 6 of her "Mountain Memories".