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.

Monday, February 06, 2017


Carl Elliot Dean has arrived. He was born Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, TN. He is the son of Eddie and Staci Self Dean of Madisonville, TN. He
is the grandson of Carl and Pam Self and Diane Dean-Sowards of Vonore, TN. He weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. and was 21 inches long at birth.