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.

Monday, October 22, 2007


The picture above is of Mr. Herbert Duckett, a resident of Turkey Creek, near Tellico Plains, Tennessee, myself and my daughter, Lydia. The picture was taken several months ago on a visit to the Disappearing Cemetery. Also in the picture is the monument that was placed in the cemetery after it was rededicated. The monument reads "The Disappearing Cemetery, In Memorial to Unknown Persons, Ducketts, Millers and Selfs, Property donated by the Cormiers". Mr. Duckett is the caretaker of the Cormier property. He is a lifelong resident of Turkey Creek. His grandfather, Adolphus Marion Duckett, was married secondly to Sarah L. Miller, daughter of William Thomas Miller and Nancy Ann Self Miller. Nancy was a daughter to John J. Self.