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.
- Name: Barry T. Self
- 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 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
MARK YOUR CALENDAR...
If you would like to join us for the ceremony, please email me and I will put your name on the guest list. If you would rather call or write me, this is fine too. You will be contacted as the date draws near with more information about the particulars of the ceremony and directions where to meet. The time has not been set, but I anticipate it will be in the morning hours and we will likely gather for lunch at a local church fellowship hall or the community center after the brief ceremony.
My number is 423-420-9253; the address is 315 Oklahoma Street, Madisonville, TN 37354. Email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Make plans to attend this historic event.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
SELF FAMILY REUNION PICTURES
WESLEY DILLARD SELF... HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY
Monday, September 21, 2009
2009 SELF FAMILY REUNION WAS WELL ATTENDED
It was announced at the reunion that we will NOT be able to meet at Friendship Baptist Church next year. Plans are being made to use a pavilion near Sandy Springs Park in Maryville for our reunion in September 2010. Information will be released as it becomes available.
I have several pictures from the reunion to share on this site. I will try to get them loaded tomorrow if at all possible.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
DILLARD GLENN SELF AND WESLEY DILLARD SELF TO TURN 90
Dillard married Mayme Jo Witt on October 6, 1940 in Monroe County, TN. They had two daughters, Shirley N. and Margaret J. and a son who died in infancy. His wife, Mayme Jo passed away in 1991. Shirley lives next door to Dillard. Margaret lives in Athens, Georgia.
Dillard had two brothers who died at a young age. One brother was not named and the other was named Fred Self, Jr. One was older and the other was younger than Dillard.
Dillard served a couple of years in the U.S. Navy. He recalls making about 7 trips on a ship to the South Pacific, helping to deliver ammunition, jeeps and other supplies to the troops. He remembers sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge several times. He went to Detroit, Michigan around 1946, right out of the military, and worked for Ford Motor Company until approximately 1948, when he returned to Tellico Plains. He is a retired iron worker and welder and last worked at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant near Spring City, TN.
Wesley Dillard Self will celebrate his 90th birthday on September 23. He was born in the Mt. Vernon Community of Monroe County, near Tellico Plains. He now resides on Chestnut Valley Road, Vonore, TN. This is in the Ballplay Community. Mr. Self is the son of William and Mary Mae Bryson Self. William Self was the son of Martha Lavada Self Tucker and Rev. Elisha Tucker. William had a twin, Lawson Self. Martha was the daughter of John Jones Self and Lydia Avaline Waters Self.
Wesley Dillard Self married Lillian Louise Williams. She passed away on July 15, 2008. They had one daughter, Wanda Jean Brown. She lives in Georgia. He had six siblings; three sisters and three brothers. He is the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Mr. Self worked for many years at the Everhart & Gray Lumber Company, but retired from Tellico Telephone company, both located in Tellico Plains. He is not a veteran, due to a foot injury which kept him from serving in the military.
Dillard Glenn Self and Wesley Dillard Self are second cousins.
Monday, September 14, 2009
FORT LOUDOUN STATE PARK 18th CENTURY TRADE FAIRE
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
WELCOME TO THE WORLD NATHANAEL EDWARD WILKERSON
Congratulations Kim and Joshua!