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.

Friday, September 29, 2017


Charles Robin Brown, age 49, of Maryville, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 23, 2017. He is survived by his daughters, Carrie Ann Brown and Lillian Brown; granddaughter, Annabelle Whaley; parents, Charles R. Brown and Vina Lou Janeway Brown; sisters, Brenda Prather, Joyce Janeway, Chesney Thomas, and Cydney Waltermeyer; brothers, John Janeway, Craig Brown, Gabe Brown, and Aaron Brown; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service and interment will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, September 29, 2017 at Maple Grove Cemetery, with Rev. Gabe Brown officiating. Family and friends may come by the funeral home from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville, TN. (865) 982-6041