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, June 27, 2017


Nolan James Purdy was born Thursday May 11, 2017 at 2:05 P.M.

He is the son of Steven and Cheree Self Purdy of Lenoir City, TN.

He is the grandson of Kenneth and Susan Self of Maryville, TN and 
Ed and Shelly Purdy of Lenoir City, TN. He is the great grandson of Shizuko Davis,  J.L. and Edna Self of Maryville, TN. and Rev. David and Pat Latham of Lenoir City, TN. He is the great grandson of Juanita Gardner of  Lenoir city, TN.

He weighed  9 lbs. 7 oz. and was 21 1/2 inches long at birth.