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.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Pix Courtesy of Jeanie Carmley Everhart

Jeanie Carmley Everhart recently shared this photo with me. It is a picture of Carra and Hannah Young Carmley Self . Hannah was Jeanie's great-granadmother. Tom Carmley, Hannah's son, was Jeanie's grandfather.

Friday, July 13, 2012


Phillip Carl Self, age 56, of Vonore, Tennessee passed away 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2012 at his home. He was the son of James Bartley (Doc) Self and Mary Ellen Yates Self. He was a long haul truck driver and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is preceded in death by wife, Maureen Susan Brady Self and his father. He is survived by two children, his mother and several sisters and brothers. The funeral service will be private.
(James Bartley Self was the son of George Washington Self and Nelia Nichols Self, the grandson of Cicero and Mosurie Self and the great-grandson of John J. Self and Lydia Avaline Waters Self.)