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.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Sophia Grace Fowler was born 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2011. She weighed in at 6 lbs. 9 ounces and is 19 inches long. Sophia Grace is the daughter of Kevin and Lydia Fowler. Congratulations to the proud parents and grandparents! The pictures above are of Kevin's parents, Jim and Lovonda Fowler, with Sophia Grace and one of Lovonda Fowler and Sophia Grace.