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.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Cousin Carroll Tucker, of Tellico Plains, TN will celebrate his 87th birthday, Monday February 22. Mr. Tucker was born February 22, 1923, son of the late Charles Jobe and Grace Hollingshead Tucker. He is a great grandson to the late John J. Self. He is a grandson to the late Martha Lavada Self Tucker and Rev. Elisha Tucker. Mr. Tucker lost his wife of 58 years, Prudie Tucker, on February 6 of this year. I had the honor of directing her funeral. The picture above was taken of Mr. Tucker and I at his home following the funeral. Happy 87th birthday Mr. Tucker!