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, February 18, 2008


Elisha Cooper was married to Casey Thompson on Saturday, February 2, 2008. The private ceremony took place along the banks of the Tellico River in the Cherokee National Forest, Tellico Plains, Tennessee. Elisha is the son of Ronnie and Mollie White Cooper of Madisonville, TN. Congratulations to these newlyweds!