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, June 26, 2011


This is a photo of Charles Lindbergh Self. His nickname was "Cotton". He was born August 27, 1928 and died from pneumonia on January 19, 1946 at the age of 17. He was the son of George Washington Self and Nelia Nichols Self. He is buried at Citico Baptist Church Cemetery, Vonore, Tennessee. Charles was a brother to Earl "Toad" Self who died June 12, 2011. The photo is courtesy of Mrs. Earl (Fannie) Self. Charles was the ninth of ten children born to George and Nelia Self. There is only one surviving child in this family. He is Fred Self, age 90, who lives in Maryville, Tennessee.