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, March 09, 2007


The picture above is supposedly of Lloyd Self and _____? Miller. It is a good example of the horses that were used during the Babcock Lumber Co. days in the mountains of Tellico Plains. Mildred Thomas wrote about how horses and mules were used in harvesting the timber on page 16 of "Mountain Memories". I believe Loyd Self is on the left.