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, August 11, 2007


Cousin Kevin Lee Fowler of Vonore, TN was married Sunday, August 5, 2007 to Lydia Grace Skidmore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Skidmore. The ceremony was held at 7 p.m. at Dara's Garden, 2637 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN. Kevin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Fowler of Vonore and the grandson of Ersie Self Cooper. Congratulations to the happy couple!