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, March 03, 2009


The pictures above are of Mary Alice Self Corbin and her husband, William Clarence Corbin. Mary Alice was the daughter of Samuel Luther and Lula Bell Cooper Self. She was born April 11, 1928 and passed away June 24, 1994. William Clarence Corbin was born December 18, 1922 and passed away August 9, 1976. They are buried in Franklin, NC. They had six children including a set of twins. Their children are Barry Lynn, Ronald Alden, William Michael, Marsha Carol, Alice Annette and Mary Janette.