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, May 23, 2008


Bristin Lee Self, age 18, of Madisonville, TN, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2008. Member of Little Tellico Baptist Church. Preceded in death by grandfather Joseph Roberts. Survivors, Parents: Tim & Michelle Self, brother, Isaac Self, all of Madisonville; grandparents, Dora Roberts, Mary & J.W. Ivens, Ray & Pat Self; aunts & uncles, Chris & Marsha Brummett, Donna & Herman Matoy, De’Shane Roberts, Michael Self, Amanda & Freddy Howard, all of Tellico Plains; special cousins: Christopher & Abby Brummett, Josh & Ashley Ball, Shannon & Brianna Self, Britt & Deagon Ivens; The Love of his live Hailey Burrell. Funeral 7:00 P.M. Saturday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Jimmy Jackson officiating. Interment 2:00 P.M. Sunday, Little Tellico Cemetery. Family will receive friends 5-7 P.M. Saturday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville,TN.

Bristin was the great-grandson of Cicero Burton Self, the great-great grandson of J.R. Sherman Self, and the great-great-great grandson of John J. Self.