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.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Jeff Tolbert, who is a member of the gospel singing Primitive Quartet, is the husband of Shatonya Morrow, of Sweetwater, TN. Shatonya is the daughter of Benny and Darlene Self Morrow. Her maternal grandparents are James "Doc" Self and Mary Ellen Self. For more information on Jeff and the Primitive Quartet, visit their website at