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, August 14, 2012


These photos are of Martha Lavada (Vade) Self Tucker and her husband, Elisha G. Tucker. Martha was the daughter of John J. Self and Lydia Avaline Waters Self. She was born February 20, 1861 and died November 18, 1922 at the age of 61. Elisha G. Tucker was a minister. He was born September 28, 1870 and died March 30, 1946 at the age of 75. He was the son of John Johnson Tucker and Martha Elizabeth Mitchell Tucker.  Elisha and Lavada are buried at the Giles Cemetery at Rafter, Tellico Plains, Tennessee.
These photos are courtesy of Jerry and Carolyn Veal of Tellico Plains, TN. Jerry is a great-grandson to Elisha and Lavada Self Tucker.