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    Thomas GILCREASE was the son of Mary Elizabeth Vowell [who were his brothers and sisters?], and his self line was through his grandmother, Martha Ann Self (daughter of Samuel C. and granddaughter of John, who was probably the brother of Baxter Self) Born 1890 in LA and died 1962 in OK., Thomas Gilcrease was in Eufaula, OK before 1912. He m. 1928, Norma Smallwood, a former Miss America. They separated in 1933. Thomas Gilcrease was an oilman and founder of the Thomas Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, OK. They had one daughter, DesCygne L'Amour Gilcrease, b. 1930. What happened to her? Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin June would like any information on J. Marion Self who evidently married Milia Ann (Byers) Kimsey of Union County, GA. They signed Guardianship papers for Milia's children, as husband and wife, in Towns County, GA in 1872 and 1873, giving custody of the children to their paternal Grandfather, Elijah Kimsey. J. Marion and Milia Self may have gone on to Texas. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin John is looking for his Selph ancestry. John Wright Selph lived in Dallas County, AR as did his son William Servetus Selph and his grandson William Wesley Selph, Sr. This family may be related to Lemuel Bethuel Self who was born about 1838 and married Oct. 3, 1858 (wife unknown) in Hot Spring County, AR. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Ernest would like to find father of Lockey William Self Who was said to be born in Miss lived MO, TX died Ark Pike Co. b. ab 1780 d. ab 1845. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Jim is looking for any information about Guy SELF who was born abt. 1871 and married Eva DEWAR abt. 1904 in Crawford Co., MO. They had two sons, Walton and Lawrence, before Guy died in Dec., 1930. For a interesting story about this family, please see "Self Revelations," page 2. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Susan is looking for info on Sally Self born abt. December 25, 1875 Died February 28, 1966 she is buried in North Carolina. I know she lived in Gaffney, S.C. until the 1940's. when she and her son James E. Hill moved to Asheville, N.C. Her husbands name was maybe Tilton or Tliiy Hill. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Susan writes: The farthest I can track is my grandparents and great grandparents on my grandmothers side. William Thomas Self was born Sep 1860 and died 1932. He was married to Margaret Armenta Estridge. They lived in Chester and possibly Lancaster Co., S.C. His son was: Robert Wesley Self who m. Hattie Bell Whitaker, and Hattie's parents were Straight Whitaker and Miranda Estridge Whitaker all from Great Falls, Chester Co, S. C (area). Robert and Hattie had 4 children, they were Ruby, Robert Jr (my father-in-law), Clyde, and Gene Self. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin George is trying to find what happened to Daniel Self b. 1848 Greene County, TN to Thomas Self,jr. and Martha Courtney. Thomas jr. died as a result of Civil War. Martha and her other children were in Crawford County, AR in 1870 where she lived until her death about 1896. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin George is also trying to find what happened to Jefferson D. Self b. 1862 in Greene County, TN to Thomas Self jr. and Martha Courtney. Jefferson D. Self came to AR with his mother and siblings prior to 1870. The last time I find him is in the 1900 Adair County, OK census. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Richard is looking for the ancestors of Cornelia Bird Self, b. Feb. 11, 1861 in VA (county unknown). she married Lewis Cary, had a son, also Lewis Cary, b. in Rochester Ill. (Sagamon County) 1-23-1898. Several Selfs are listed in the Illinois Soundex in the last century, a few in Sangamon County. We believe that Lillian Self, servant to C. C. Breckenridge and James and Rebecca Self, showed in the Soundex Tables, are related to Cornelia (Self) Cary. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Bob has two queries: (1) Looking for parents of William SELF who d. in Northumberland Co., VA in 1771; he apparently had two wives 1-Jemima and 2- Jean; he had at least seven children: Jemima who mar. John C. HUDSON ca. 1757, Ruth who mar. John HALE, Elizabeth who mar. George WHITE, Jean, Temperance who mar. Henry HEADLEY ca. 1772, Susanna who mar. Charles BROWN and William. (2) Looking for parents of Mary F. "Polly" SELF who married William McKILDOE (or McKELDER) in Westmoreland Co., VA in 1803. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Denise wants to find Evie (Eva) SELF, b. July 7, 1897 in Arkansas and d. July 2, 1980 in Woodbridge, CA. Her parents were Andrew and Lottie J. (Howard) Self of AR who were married on Feb. 27, 1887. She is buried at Cherokee Memorial Park Cemetery in Lodi, CA. Her SS# was 550-24-0428. She m. Roscoe B. Boulton and had 8 children. Evie Self had several brothers and sisters, all born in Amagon, AR except for her brother, Ausie Louin, b. July 27, 1891 and d. in Fort Worth, TX in June 1967. Ausie had one son named Grover Self. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Roni would like to find the family of Ellen G. Self born March 17, 1841 probably in Buncombe Co., North Carolina. She married J. Marion Robinson and they moved to Dexter, Cooke Co.,Texas where their daughter, Lou Ellen Robinson, was born in 1876. Please contact Webmaster.


    Cousin Candace would like to find out what happened to her great-uncle, Allie Milburn Self. He was born on 26 Sep., 1904, son of Silas Milburn and Dora Candace (Potter) Self. You can see this family in our Oklahoma Soundex for 1920 (link from our main page)--it derives from the line of Kentucky Selfs. Allie had an argument with his father in the early 1920s and left his family. He did not return to OK when his father died, but he did finally contact his family. He had served in the Marines and was living somewhere in CA with his wife, named Ruth or Ruby. In 1930, he returned to see his mother when she was dying in a hospital in Enid, OK., visiting with his 7 brothers and sisters for the first time in many years. During that time, he received a phone call from his wife in CA--a tuberculosis patient who was being put into a hospital. He boarded a train to return to CA but he never arrived there. His wife and family never heard from him again. He may have called his sister at one point, but if he did, he never spoke with her. He may have changed his name and started a new life or died enroute to CA. If anyone has information about Allie Milburn Self, please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Kathy writes: I am looking for the parents of Mary Louisa/Louise Self, b.@1826 in Tenn.Mary married Thomas Pool 1850,around Centre twnsp,Polk Co.Ark.This Pool/Self family lived in Ark.and Okla. We know that they (Mary and Thomas) were newly weds during the census taking in 1850,Polk Co.Ark. The last time they were seen census wise was in the 1910 census Okla.Atoka Co.Lewis twnsp, she was 80(?) and he was 81 (she acutally was almost 5yr.older) Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Anita is looking for the ancestry of William R. Self and Rachel (possibly Meadows). They had a daughter named Emma, b. Feb. 8, 1871. Emma married Thomas McCoy, and they had a son John Gordon McCoy, b. 1890 and m. Katherine Dooley in Union County, GA. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Debbie would like to find out more about Mary Long, daughter of James and Uly (or July) (Cansler) Long who moved from Burke County, NC to Union County, GA. We believe that this is the same person as Polly Long who m. Dec. 20, 1855 in Union County, GA., David W. Self, b. 1833, son of William and Elizabeth (Twiggs, often written as Truigs) Self. We would also be interested in knowing where David W. and Polly (Long) Self lived after their marriage and if they had descendants. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Alan writes: I am looking for any cousins from Hickman Edwards Self b.1870 in Morgon County, MO. He m. Anna B, Weaver who was b, Feb 1868. Hickman was in Texas before 1889 then to Lamahr County, Co. They had 4 children. Clifton Jefferson b, Feb 3 1889 d, May 4 1953. Henry C b, Nov 14 1890 d, July 1973. Frances b, Nov 1893. Jetty b, 1897. I am a decendant of Clifton Jefferson, he was my gg grandfather. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Andy would like to find out more about William Self of Rome, Floyd County, GA. He had four known sons: Lewis Calvin (b. 1893 in Ellijay and died in Rome, GA); Ralph (last known in Adairsville, GA); Henry (last known in Marietta, GA); and Robert (last known in Tifton, GA). Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Nancy writes: Looking for info on Patience Melinda Self, b. about 1834 in Alabama.. She married John W. Cochrum and had 3 sons and one daughter by Cochrum. All born in Texas (Limestone, Co.) I believe she later married Charles Kilgore after 1860. Her parents were William (b. about 1800) and Mary Self (b about 1803). I have found them in Limestone Co. Texas in 1850, but cannot find Patience or Cochrum. Nor any further info on William and Mary. Any help would be appreciated. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Sandi would like to find the ancestry of her grandfather, Ervin H. Self, b. Oct. 5, 1888 and d. Feb. 1974 in Sandusky, Sanilac County, MI. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Olgie is looking for the ancestry of Elizabeth Self, b. about 1812 in Chatham County, NC. She m. about 1834, Joseph Elmore, b. about 1812 in Chatham County, NC. Children, from the 1850 Census Records of Chatham County, NC are: Mary J. (age 17), John (age 14), Parish Garner (age 13), Joseph Brooks (age 11), Lucy A. (age 7), and Sarah (age 3). Please contact Webmaster.

    Great-great grandughter is looking for information on Singleton Self. He was born before 1792 in Maryland. He was private in the War of 1812. He married on November 6, 1812 in Montgomery Co. MD, to Catherine Kindle. He moved to SC. He had one son that we know of, as he was my great grandfather. Appreciate anything you can help me with. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Joyce writes: I'm looking for information about the family of Henry Self. He was in Stewart County, Tennessee in the 1850 census, but not before or since. He and all his family were listed as being born in Tennessee. His family in 1850 is listed as following: Henry Self 47 Elizabeth Taylor 40 Martha 30 John Self 17 Parthena 14 Mary 12 Henry 11 Martha 9 Sarah 7 David 6 Hustin (male) 5 Nancy 5 Luraney 3 William 1 Franklin 3 mos. Daugher Parthena married Albert Griffin in Stewart County in 1857 then George Cherry after the Civil War, Martha married Thomas J. Smith in 1860, Sarah married Robert Padget in 1860. Can anyone help me find where the family came from and ancestors of Henry? Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Debbie writes: My great-grandfather Miles Coleman Self died in Sabine Parish, Louisiana around 1912 in a logging accident. Married Lettie Alice Phillips July 4, 1899 in Sabine Parish. They had the following children: Floyd, A. J., Clarin, Charley and Gilbert (my grandfather). Does anyone have any info on Miles C. Self? We do not know where he was born. Family rumor states from Mississippi, but I have no proof to verify. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Clydena is looking for William Self who came from England to Hawaii. He married Mary Hoa of Tahiti and had at least two children, Joseph and Captain Louis Keliikahi Self. Joseph, a retired sailor, died Oct. 14, 1921 and was buried the next day at Makiki Cemetery. Louis Self was the Captain of the S.S. Kilauea. He was born in Beretania Street in Honolulu, HI. He married Catherine Kauila Baker and had at least two sons, Louis and Joseph Hookumuokalani Self. When Joseph H. was born (on June 24, 1922), Capt. Louis was 56 years old, and he died in 1929 when Joseph H. was 7. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Lisa writes: I am looking for any information on Harry Grant Self. Harry is my husband's great-grandfather. I have no dates, nor locations for him, only a story told by his daughter. Harry was apparently half native american, half white. He was adopted by a family named SELF, thus his last name. We know nothing of his biological parents, nor the names of the parents that adopted him. I suspicion him to have been born in the late 1800's, possibly in OH as that is where he raised his family. His wife was Mary Logan, and they had three children - Elizabeth, Lucielle, and a son who died at the age of five. Please contact Cousin Lisa with a cc to Webmaster.

    Cousin Neal is looking for the ancestry of his grandmother, Mary Alice Selph, born about 1892, probably in Benton County, MS. She married in Tippah County, MS., Andrew Jackson Meadows. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Betty Jean would like to find out more about the ancestry of Henry Self and his wife, Fanny Jerden (Jordan, or Jordon) of Caroline County, VA. Their children were: Florence Ellen (Selph) Tucker (1889); Zeila B.; Wilbert; and Ada. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Derek writes: I am interested in any current theories on the Selfs that went to Rhea Co., TN in the early 1800s, and then went to Jefferson co., AL. I know Isaac Self was there, and his wife's name was Nancy. Does anyone believe any of Isaac's brothers came along? Or any theories on Isaac's father? Who was the Nathaniel Self in that area at that time who appears to be too old to be Isaac's son? Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Deanna is looking for a man that was in or around Poteau,Ok in 1911&1912. Went by Ai or that was his actually first name. Was with a Dottie at the time. Ai Self? A. I. Self? Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Stacey would like to find information on William Self b. ca. 1813 in Barren Co., Ky and Henrietta Thacker, b. ca. 1815 in Barren Co., Ky. Any information would be appreciated. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Morris is looking for James Self, born about 1810 in NC. He is listed as a blacksmith, age 40, in the 1850 Chatham County, NC Census. His wife, Christian (Christiana Johnson whom he m. Apr. 21, 1834 in Chatham County, NC) is age 33, and his son, Alfred is age 14. Afred was born June 16, 1836 and married Sep. 16, 1857, Mary Ann Henderson. Children: Isaac Eddie (1870), Maryann Gerty (1872), and James (1875). Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Jim writes: The will of Charles Cook, Sr. of Anson County, NC in 1818 mentions four grandsons, George Washington Self, Charles Self, Andy Self and Jepson Self. These four brothers were children of Charles Cook's daughter who had died prior to 1818. Does anyone know the parents name of these four brothers? Also interested in their descendants. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousins Kenny and Blanka are looking for the ancestry of Mary Ellen Self who was born on April 27, 19??. She married George Washington Bass on September 29, 1956 in Pittsburg, Kansas. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Charlotte would like information on William (Bill) Self, b. Mar. 20, 1850 and d. Oct. 26, 1916. He is buried in Shady Grove Cemetery in Natchitoches Parish, LA near Bellwood. He m. Louisa E. Gravener, b. Jan. 29, 1862 and d. Feb. 27, 1935, who shares a double headstone with William. Mary Alice Self, their daughter, was born Dec. 28, 1884 and d. Nov. 10, 1949. She married James C. Murray, b. May 13, 1876 and d. Aug. 25, 1948, and both are buried in Bellwood Cemetery in Natchitoches Parish, LA. William and Louisa were married in Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA on Nov. 4, 1875 and had several other children including James A., Marion, Travis, and Willie J., all buried in Shady Grove Cemetery. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Joanne would like to find information on Marion Crittenden SELF Sr.; husband of Nora Ethel FARMER. They were in northern Missouri in the early 1900's. His son's name is Marion SELF Jr (died 1988 Marion Co Iowa) and was married to Rose COADY of Monroe Co Iowa. Please contact Webmaster.

    Friend Ron writes: Looking for Lee Self, from Florien, La., Sabine parish who I was in Vietnam with in 1967. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Steven writes: I'm looking for information on my g-g-grandfather, Micajah Self, of Chatham Co., NC. He was born around 1812 and lived at least until 1870, I believe. His wife was named Emma, and they had the following children: William, Minerva, Mary, Sarah, Affia and Oran. Please contact Cousin Steven and Webmaster.

    Cousin Kathy is looking for information on ancestors of Sarah Self. She married John Allison in 1870s. Her two children, Charles R. and Cora Love Allison are listed with her on the 1900 Census for Washington, DC. At that time she was 60 years old. They were all shown as being born in VA. They were not on the 1880 Census for DC. Possibly moved to DC between 1880 and 1900 after husband, John died. Please contact Webmaster.


    Two Queries From Cousin Kay

    Susanah (Susan?) Self b. Abt. 1806 in TN. m. Abt 1825 to Jeremiah Daniels b 1794 in Tn. They later moved to Shelby IL. then to Newton Co, AR.

    James A. Self b. 1864 d. Est. 1939 in m. Emma Luannie Daniels b 1867 in Newton Co, AR. d. Est. 1939.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Ron is looking for the ancestry of his gggrandfather, William Greenbury Self, b. May 18, 1851 in GA and d. 1942 in Cumming, Forsyth County, GA. His wife's name was Loucinda or Adaline, and she was b. Feb. 23, 1848 and d. 1902 in Cumming, Forsyth County, GA. Their children: John Dee (1870), William Lee (1874-1904), Loucinda Estelle (1880-1971), Doctor Riden (1884-1966), Earley Melvin (1886-1974), Ida (1889-1914), Daniel Squiar, no dates but born after his sister, Ida. All are buried at Sharon Baptist Church outside Cumming, except for Doctor Riden Self who is buried at Baptist Rest Church in Fairburn, GA. Please contact Webmaster.

    Great-great granddaughter, Melissa is looking for ancestors of Hugh William Self, Born Jan. 25, 1872 and died June 9, 1940. He lived in Greene County TN and married Julia Bell (Smith) Self. The had ten children, Charlie Lee, Beulah, Bruce Allen, Fannie, Leo, Nellie, Annie, Henry Delmus, Tony E and John. Cousin Henry is also looking for Hugh William Self. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin David is looking for any cousin who may have direct ancestry to Abraham Lincoln in their family tree. He has some medical information to pass on to the President's descendants. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Logan replied to Cousin Alan's query on "Find YourSelf, Selfs in the United States," page 2 regarding Sydney Baldwin Self and his wife, Margaret Cabell Self, the author of many books, especially those on horses and horsemanship. Cousin Logan is the grandchild of this couple and states that Sydney Baldwin Selfe was born September 5, 1896, probably in or near South Orange, NJ. had four siblings: William, Anna, Margaret ("Peggy"), and Edward, and that the family lived in South Orange, NJ. His father's name was William B. Self, and his grandfather was Edward. If anyone knows the ancestry of this Self branch, Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Walter writes: For years I have been searching for my great grandfather's family with no luck. I have his name as William M. McFarland m. Amanda Ervin in MO. then moved to Palo Pinto County, TX near the junction with Erath county. They were there in 1877 when my grandfather, Samuel Marion McFarland married Varah Askew. I have a letter that refers to "cousins" to my grandfather. They were Aaron and Era Self. I also have letters refering to a "Pappy" and Curtis Self. It appears that my great grandfather had a sister who married a man by the name of Self. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Anna Lou writes: I am searching for information about my gg grandparents: Francis Self, b. 1785, NC; m. Lydia ?, b. 1790, NC. His daughter Nancy Self, b. 1806, TN; m Dec 26, 1826, Rev. Harris TAYLOR. I have information about their children but not about their ancestors. Any help would be appreciated. Please contact Webmaster.

    gf Benjamin McCollough (Mack) Selph b. July 28, 1900 in MO (m. Oma Lee Barker Dec. 25, 1921 in Hollis, OK); son of James ?(Montgomery) Selph b. Oct. 1869 in MO (m. Harriett Priscilla Jackson in MO); son of John A. Selph b. Sept. 1830 in Rockbridge Co. VA (?1822 in TN) (m. Mary Ann McEnturff Sept. 6 1849 in McMinn Co. TN); son of ?Benjamin Selph of Rockbridge Co. VA (?m. to Sally Martin or Sarah---). Cousin Tommye seeks additional info. Please contact Webmaster.

    Friend Scott would like to find Aucie Self who lived in Davis, OK in the 1950s. He had children Nancy and possibly Rusty. Mr. Self was either the High School Principal or the High School Superintendent in Davis. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Betty Ann writes: I am looking for information on Henry Self born April 15,1786 in (Va.?)Also his wife Elizabeth Allen Born about (1785?)they was married March 26,1807 in Roane county,Tenn.He was with Levi Self in Roane county,Tenn.Seems to be a related to Isaac & Levi Self. These are Elizabeth Allen & Henry Self's children: 1.William Nathan Self b.Feb.8,1808 2.Allen R.Self b.Oct.13,1811 3.Sally(salley,Sallie?)Self b.Nov.21,1809 4.Hannah Self b.Jan.16,1816 5.Jesse Self b.Aug.17,1811 6.Minerval m.Sept.13,1827 John Walters in Blount county,Ala. I would love it if anyone knew anything on Henry Self & or Elizabeth Allen.I need their parents and what happened to them (Death date and buried where).And if I can help anyone in return please do feel free to e-mail me at anytime.

    Sarah Matilda Self was b. Mar. 1871 and died about 1948 in Wewoka, OK. She m. (1) Bill? ROGERS; (2) Andrew Jackson LEWIS; and (3) --- BULLOCK. Children by her first husband were Benny Rogers and Editha Matilda Rogers; children by her second husband were John Lewis, Elisha Lewis, Ema Lewis, and Archie Lewis. Cousin Letha would like to know Sarah's ancestry and most especially where her grandfather, Andrew Jackson Lewis, is buried. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Charles writes: My grandparents were Charley and Bertie Self. I believe they lived around Cabot Ark. My Grandfather died approx 1950-52 in Cabot Ark(?). My Grandmother died in the 1980's, in Little Rock. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Rose writes: I am looking for information on my fathers dad Robert Lee Self. Little is know about him. My dads mothers name was Alice Stephenson date & where married is unknown & for how long they were married is unknown. My father Sidney was born 1-8-26 in Americus, KS & his mother Alice lived in Emporia, KS. They had five sons (Robert, Albert Wesley, Orville Clarence, Sidney, Howard) & one daughter (Rosetta). Robert & Alice divorce when my father was young. I believe that Robert remarried but not sure if he had any other children. He passed away in the 50’s somewhere between 1955 & 1958 perhaps in Wichita, KS. Any information that you may have would be very much appreciated. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Ben found his great, great grand father. He is David Self b. abt. 1792 in S. Carolina and d. abt. 1859 in Al., and he was the father to Chappel B. Self b. 1846 in Al. m. Amanda Cooper 1867 and d. Dec. 30, 1886 in. Al. I did this by tracing backwards with Chappel B. Self and it was hard to do because: Chappel B. Self can't be found in the 1870 census' anywhere so far, although he was first found in the 1880 Barbour Co. Al., census. Census searches for 1870 were made in Barbour, Pike, Henry, Bulloch and Dale County, Al. However he was found with his mother Mary in the 1860 Pike Co., Al. census where he was 14 yrs. old. (The father David died about 1859 so he was not listed) Chappel was also found in the 1850 Pike Co., Al. census with his mother Mary and his father David and was listed as 5 yrs. old in this census which jives with his age in the 1860 census but apparently the age in the 1880 census is a typo! (The 1880 typo caused this search to be harder than it should have.) His age in the 1850 and 1860 census' agree with his tombstone at the Methodist Church Cemetery, Louisville, Barbour Co., Al. This age also jives with his age on military induction papers in the early 1860's. Chappel's father David Self was found in the 1830 Crawford Co., Ga. census. About 1833 he migrates to Pike County, Al. In 1839 David buys bounty land from the U.S. Gov't. in township 11 - range 24 of Pike Co.,Al... David is listed in the 1840 Pike Co. census with a wife age 40-50 and four (4) children. His wife died apparently between 1840 and 1845, maybe in childbirth...? In 1845 in Pike Co. David married Mary Ludlum on Aug. 28th. This is in book 1-page 261 of the marriage records at the Pike County Probate Office. The 1850 census lists David - 58 b. Ga., Mary - 30 b. Ga., James M. - 21 b. Ga.., Thomas M. - 17 b. Ga., Mary 16 - b. Al., George - 12 b. Al., John - 10 b., Al., William - 8 b. Al., and Chapel age 5 and born in Al. Chappel was born after his father marries Mary, therefore he is a half brother to the other siblings. It is thought that David migrated originally from S. Carolina in the 1820's along with a brother to the Macon, Ga. area. David ends up in Crawford Co., Ga. The brother, at least we think he was a brother was named Chappel B. Self. Chappel B. Self is in th 1830 Twiggs Co., Ga., census. He is found in the 1840 Houston Co., Ga. census. A 1850 Mortality Report reports his death in March of 1850 which is several months before the 1850 census. The 1840 Houston Co., Ga. census lists Elizabeth Self - 48, Jefferson 28, David 14, Spencer 12, Lot, Columbus 8. Since this census was just a few months after the death of Chappel, we are pretty sure this was his surviving family. It looks like Chappel named one of his boys after his brother Davdid and it also looks like David names his youngest son after his brother Chappel. Also, all three counties in Ga. (Crawford, Twiggs and Houston) are real close to one another and all near Macon, Ga. Census reports indicate that both the Ga. Chappel B. Self and the Al. David were born in S. Carolina. I would appreciate any help in finding their ancestors. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Mary writes: I am the daughter of Melvin Self. My grandfather was Dave Franklin (or David Frank) or the variation thereof.. He was orphaned. His brother's name was Lonnie. He was last seen (at least my grandfather thought he saw him) on a train. His father, my ggrandfather's name was possibly Nathan. (maybe Nathaniel) They were from the Sabine Parish, La. area..possibly Natchitoches or DeSoto also. Can we compare notes? Please contact Webmaster.
    NOTE: Please see the related query on the first page of "Find YourSelf."

    Cousin Morris is looking for a Self by the name of Baolum or Baslum--the name might possibly be Balaam--who is listed on the 1860 Census for Pike County, AR. There is no such name in the large Pike County Self group, and a transcription owned by Cousin Morris shows him as William. The actual film gives the name as Baolum or Baslum, something definitely beginning with a "B." This individual is listed as living with the family of E.M. Orrick (age 29, born in Alabama) and his wife, Emaline Orrick (age 31, born in North Carolina) Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Anna writes: My Mamie Self, born probably about 1887, was living in Galveston, Texas when she divorced her husband and married John Stuart Cannon [my grandfather] She is said to have been 17 or 18 yrs of age . She had 2 children: Mamie Cannon and Leander Cannon--then she died of tb. Any help would be appreciated. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Leslie is looking for the ancestors of Roy Leon Selph, b. Oct. 13, 1911 in GA (possibly Tifton, Tift County). He died Apr. 1968 in Wauchula, Hardee County, FL. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Dean writes: I have the following SELF in My Leslie Line in Arkansas. William Self was born Jul. 30 1840 in Al. He married Lucinda J Lesley Sep. 6 1875. They had the following Children: William Self b, ukn Malinda Self b.ukn d. abt apr. 15 1949 poss. in AR. Robert Self b. Jan. 12 1876 d. in ArK. Ed Self b. Apr. 20 1879 d. abt 1949 in Ark Robert and Ed ran a store in Bee Branch Ar. it is located on Hwy. 65 north of Damascus, Ar. the old store building still stands today but not for long is in bad shape. Lucinda Lesley is a sister to My GGgrandfather. William S Lesley Hope that I can find out more info on this line of Self. Thank you very much for any info. Please contact Webmaster.

    Which Silas Self is this? Cousin Gloria would like to find Silas Self who m. Sarah Ellen Tobey, b. about 1875 in Kimble County, TX. Sarah Ellen was the daughter of John Tobey, and her maternal grandfather was William Riley Weldon. The Weldons and Selfs may have had connections in Hood County, TX. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Ed is seeking DOCUMENTATION or the source of information about WILLIAM SELF{Revolutionary Soldier}, b ca 1755; his son, WILLIAM ISAAC SELF Sr, b ca 1775, and his children. Wm Sr married Dicey Vaughn Jan 21 1795 and they supposedly had the following 6 children: A) William Isaac Jr, b Oct 1 1796, B) Elijah Self, C) Joseph, D) Jacob, E) Elias, F) Dicey. But this CANNOT BE TRUE! B) Elijah m Martha Beavers Nov 11 1805. He must have been born by 1785. C) Joseph Self m Rachel Bearden Feb 25 1810. He must have been born by 1790. D) Jacob Self m Patience Burke Jan 17 1810. He must have been born by 1790. F) Dicey Self m Harrison Cooper Jan 16 1803. She must have been born by 1785. My question is: "Who were the children of WILLIAM ISAAC SELF Sr and DICEY VAUGHN?" Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Dawn is looking for information on Sabitha Self, born in 1759 in Virginia, died in 1842 in Chester Disctict, SC. Married James Alverson between 1780-1781, Fairfax Co., VA Children are Moses born bet. 1785-1786 in Caswell Co., NC, William born in 1783 in Fairfax Co., VA, John born 1794 in Caswell Co. NC, Nancy born 1795 in NC, Elinder born abt 1796 in NC and Mary born abt 1798 in NC. Names of parents, siblings, history, etc. needed. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Mildred is looking for Sam Self. He was married to Mary Turner Self--they are her ggrandparents. They had two girls: Aunt Jess Faulkner & Bertha May Self McGaha, born 9-19-1904 at Pilot Point [Denton County] Texas. Mary Turner Self died right after Bertha May was born--somewhere between two months and two years afterward. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Danette would like to find the parents and ancestors of Dalton Self of Kershaw, SC, b. Feb. 21, 1908 and d. Aug. 1983. Washington was either his first name or his middle name. Dalton Self m. Sadie (last name possibly Warr), b. Mar. 23, 1923 and d. Mar. 1987. Dalton had several brothers and sisters, one named Wade. Dalton's known children were Dolton Thomas, Leonard J., Jimmy, Dorothy, Kathy, Joyce, Dora, and Ruby--and possibly others. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Sue writes: My greatgreatgrand mother is Nancy Jane Self b.1848 and d.1926 in Volga, Clayton Co. Iowa. she married John Peake on January 23,1872 the place is uknown. Nancy Jane Self' parents are Ozias Self (born in Ohio, he died at a young age of 36).and Emily Unknown ( Self). If any one has information on this family Ozias and Emily Self. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Peggi writes: My grandfather, John Nelson SELF, was born 10-23-1881 in Pueblo, CO. My great grandfather is Thomas Self, married to Nancy Nichols. I did find a Thomas Self in the 1881 Colorado Census, and one in the 1900 Census. The latter Census says he was born in Apr. 1837 in GA. My great grandfather was born in GA, but I do not know if this is the same Thomas Self. There is a Nancy Self in the 1900 Census—she was also born in GA in May 1838. It also says she is mother-in-law to George M. Blunt. This is my grandmother’s maiden name, so this is a good possibility. Thomas and Nancy would have been 44 and 45 years old, respectively, when John Nelson Self was born. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Jennifer is looking for proof of the marriage between Frances Self and Claiborne Morris. Claiborne Morris was probably b. 1793 in Halifax County, NC and d. in Warren County, KY, son of William Morris. Frances was the daughter of Otto and Maude (Tucker) Self. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Karen writes: I am researching Myrtle Josephine SELF. She married Charles Grey KEARLEY. Charles was born 18 Mar 1882 in either Wilcox or Monroe County, AL. When my grandmother passed away, I received a few precious pictures and items. I have a picture of a "Corporal A. R. Self and wife" in a WWI uniform. I also have a set of large individual portraits of Albert and _____ Young of Weaver, AL. It says on the back of his portrait that he was hit in the head with a mini ball during the Civil War. He served in the CSA. Since they couldn't get a metal plate, they inserted a silver dollar into his forehead. ?!? The lady in the other portrait is wearing a beautiful pendant. I also have that pendant. I don't know how these people are connected to me just yet. I also have the listing of "Charles Stephen Kearley Family Record from Bible" listing my Kearley lineage. I do not know how accurate it is or who typed it or where the Bible is. I am trying to find the parents of Myrtle Josephine SELF KEARLEY. Corporal SELF may have been her brother? Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Wade is looking for information on a Self family that lived in Petersburg, IL about 1888. The children were Elizabeth, Paul, Maude, John and Clara. Elizabeth married ? Hampton and Clara married ? Hornbeck Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Betty writes: I am known to Eileen Self as Lizard or Beth. I am trying to find my friend, Eileen, born about 1943, lived in Toledo, now called Oregon, Lucas County, OH. Eileen went to Clay High School in the late 50's, graduating about 1961. Eileen Self married Freddie Ireland. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Julie would like to know the ancestry of Mary Ann Self, b. 1833 in Alabama. She married John Edgar Tyler, b. 1827 in Texas. Their children were William Edward Tyler, b. 1853; Martha Tyler, b,. 1857; Mary Tyler, b. 1858; and Alissa or Alicia Tyler, b. 1860 in Texas. The last child may have variations on her given name. She m. James Washington Harvey. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Sherry (Self) Mask is looking for information on her grandparents from Jackson County, AR. My father is Noel Self (b. 1924 in Egypt, AR) mother Lois Mae (Kinder) Self (b. 1928 in Swifton, AR) (d. May, 2000 in Jonesboro, AR). Grandparents are Samuel Self (died in the late 1970s in Swifton, AR) [son of Samuel (Boyd ?) Self]and Clara (Hawkins) Self ( died in 1983, in Swifton, AR). Children of Samuel and Clara are Kenneth Self (Searcy, AR), Sam Self Jr. (Kentucky), Noel Self (Jonesboro, AR), Edith Self Jones Jonesboro, AR), Lois Self (AR), Maxine Self (AR), Mardele Self (AR), and Lavalle Self, Oliver Self, Bernice Self Due (WY) all passed away. Any information you may have would be appreciated. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Jerita writes: I am looking for mothers family, her grandfather was William J. Self, married to Mary Ann Smith, lived in Upston County Ga. in late 1870's . My grandmother was Emma J. Self, born 23 June 1874, 1st marriage to Ed Donley 1892 who died with no surviving issue, 2nd marriage to Niels Peterson, my grandfather, born in Copenhagen, Denmark, died in Calif. after leaving and divorcing my grandmother. My mother is Dorris Lillian Peterson (Calvin). It is believed that my ancestors moved from Ga., lived in N.C., S.C., Ala., La. and Texas. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Craig writes: I am looking for the children of Patty Self (Martha)and John Asbury. They got married in Westmoreland County, Va on June 20, 1792. I am specifically looking for Elijah Asbury that was born in Va around 1793, later moving to Clinton County, Ohio and again to Howard County, Mo around 1850. Elijah possibly had 2 siblings, John and Martha. Any help would be appreciated. Please contact Webmaster.

    Michael Ross, grandson, looking for information about Emma Self and her spouse. Married to Ambrose Ross. Gave birth to a son, Albert Wilson Ross, November 11, 1890, on the Fred Reel farm near Vincennes, Indiana. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Robert is looking for info on Marion P. Self who married Mary Ann Elizabeth Young abt. 1856. This couple was from Franklin County, NC and may have lived in Vance County, NC at some point. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Steve is looking for the ancestry and descendants of W. A. Self (b. about 1876 in KY) and his wife Lucinda Mathews (b. about 1895 in TX) Please contact Webmaster.
    Cousin Pam is looking for Hezekiah Self of Missouri, possibly Perry County. He m. Mary Elizabeth Warren and had a son named Willis Osborne Self. Please contact Webmaster.
    Cousin James writes: "My father was Milton Robert Self who was the son of a Joseph Self and Ella Mae Divers of Elizabeth City, NC. Milton Robert was born in 1909 in Elizabeth City. He had brothers Oscar and Joseph and sisters Lena and Vera, all of whom had children that are still living in the Virginia-North Carolina Tidewater." Please contact Webmaster.
    Cousin Becky would like to find out more about Elijah Self. He was a Sarg, in Blount Co., Alabama, had a son Andrew Anderson Jackson Self he was born Nov 1816 Blount Co, Alabama. He died in Newton County, Ark. His son was Andrew Anderson Self 05-26-1861 Newton County, Ark, and his son was Gabriel Self Oct 1878 Newton County Ark. His son Ottis Victor Self was born Jan 7 1906 (which is my grandfather) Newton County. Ottis Self married Bessie Fiddler--they both died in car wreck in 1977. Please contact Webmaster.
    Cousin Linda is searching for information on a Joseph J Self born 1850's in Mo moved to Ok and married a Nettie Eastman in 1876, children Ben and Nettie. Please contact Webmaster.
    Cousin Gaby is from Germany. But her Self was from Mississippi. She writes: We are searching for our Grandpa. His name is : Thomas Self, and he was born in the State of Mississippi in 1918. This is all that we know. Please contact Webmaster.
    Cousin Becky writes: Can anyone help confirm information or make corrections? Unknown Self 1732 Va d. 1812 Bledsoe Co, Tn m. Unknown children Issac 1749 va d. 1846 Jefferson Co, Al m. Nancy Henderson 1760/65 Jefferson Co, AL d. 1849 Jefferson Co, Al . I show 10 children for Nancy and Isaac; John Spencer 1752 Va d. 1816 AL m. Unknown I show 5 children for John and Unknown Spencer, Levi, Elijah, Hezekiah, Nathaniel; Francis 1756 N.C. d. 1831 Ga Presley 04-04-1763 Butte Co, NC d. 11-05-1855 Randolph Co, Al m. Amy Gunter 1765 I show 10 children Elijah Self 1783 N.C d. 1851 Boone Co, Ark m. Sarah Fletcher in 1816 Blount Co, Al she was b. 1797 S.C d. 1844 Ark I show 14 children Coby, Andrew, Amon, Unknown, Kasarah, Sarah W, Gabriel, Mary Jane, Unknown, Elizabeth, Nathan H, Cynthia, Edythia, Allen Andrew Anderson Jackson Self 11-03-1816 Blount Co, AL d. 1906 Newton Co, Ark m. Matilda Dalton on 04-13-1843 Newton Co, Ark. she was b. 1824 Ripley Co, Mo. d. 12-14-1899 Newton Co, Ark I show 8 children Andrew Anderson Self Jr 05-26-1861 Newton Co, Ark d. 08-08-1941 Panama, Ok m. Martha Melvinia Hood in 1877 Newton Co, Ark she was b. 03-24-1860 Panama, Miss d. 02-11-1949 Panama , Ok I show 11 children Gabriel Andrew Self 12-24-1878 Newton Co, Ark d. 06-30-1951 Keota, Ok m. Lavada Corley Logan, Ark she was b. 12-17-1885 d. 07-07-1962 I show 5 children Ottis Victor, James Floyd , Charlie, Odis, Aubrey Gabriel remarried Bell Irene Criss b. 03-30-1900 Johnson Co, Ark d. 02-28-1962 Stigler, Ok I show 6 children George Eugene, Samuel David, Gabriel Jr, Unknown, Unknown, Anderson Lee can anyone help me with any information?

    Note: This is a "best evidence" line that Cousin Becky is trying to confirm. If anyone feels that this is anywhere near a correct estimate, we're very interested in this theory also. The Francis in this query is from our line. We are also fairly certain that at least Isaac is his brother because the same names were in his line. We have their father very tentatively as Job--and this name runs through our family, but this may not be correct. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Barbara would like to find the descendants of James and Cordelia C. (Robertson) Moss. James was born Feb. 8, 1837 in Todd County, KY and d. June 25, 1925 in Wayne County, MO. He was the son of Thomas and Charlotte (Davis) Moss and the grandson of Obadiah and Ann (Self) Moss. His wife, Cordelia, was born Apr. 22, 1840 in Cape Girardeau County, MO and died Sep. 16, 1915 at Mill Spring, MO., daughter of Jesse and Anna (Smith) Moss. Please contact Webmaster.
    Cousin Ed writes: Dallas, TX area, about 1920: Lena Self m. Jules Frank Robicheaux. They were living in Bowie, TX in 1923 with their son, Leon. Any subsequent knowledge would be helpful. Please contact Webmaster.
    Cousin Ed would also like to know more about Minnie (Pearl?) Self who m. M. C. Presley. This query is also set in the Dallas, TX area, about 1920. Please contact Webmaster.
    The family of William Isaac Self and his wife Dicey, first of Prince Edward County, VA and later of the Oglethorpe County, GA area--founders of a large Louisiana line of Selfs--is quite jumbled. Most researchers have some of their children born way before their marriage and other anomalies. Cousin Ed would like to communicate with anyone who believes they have knowledge of the next two generations (i.e., the children and grandchildren of this couple). Please contact Webmaster.
    Cousin Mary Lou is looking for photos of Lillie Brogdon Self, Effie Brogdon Chambers, and Harlen Brogdon. They lived in Council Hill, Eufala, Fame, Checota, Okla. in the 1906 - 1927 time period. Please contact Webmaster.
    Cousin Sandy would like to know the ancestry of Carroll Houston Selph. He was born 19 Dec 1862. He died on 29 Jul 1944 and was buried in Smith's Cemetery, Montgomery County, Tennessee. He m. (1) Melvida Mackrom and had the following children: Benjamin Franklin Selph Sr. (25 Oct 1893 -1 Dec 1977); Clovis ("Todd") Selph; and Tina Selph; (2) Unknown and had child, John Selph. Please contact Webmaster.
    Cousin Andy writes: "My ancestor Charles Blackard appears to be living adjacent to 3 Selfs in Bute/Warren County NC around 1757-1779. Perhaps Charles Blackard married a Self because he posted a marriage bond for Frances Self in Bute County, NC in 1778 who married Spencer Snow. Charles consistently appears in Bute Co tax lists and deeds adjacent to Job Self, Willoughby Self and William Self. Perhaps these are Phillip's sons. The men who appear to be Charles' sons are named Willoughby Blackard (b1758), Job Blackard (b.1766) and William Blackard (b.1760-1770). These appear to be Self family names. Job Blackard named a daughter Frances Snow Blackard, apparently after Frances Self Snow. I estimate that Charles Blackard married this Self woman about 1757. Does anyone have information on these Self-Blackard family ties in NC?" Please contact Webmaster.


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