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Selfs in the United States, page 7

NOTE: On this page, thanks to a suggestion by Cousin Ed, we are dating the queries.
The older queries were all placed between September 1996 and Feb. 11, 2002

Do you have ancestors or relatives that you can't locate? This is where others can help you in your personal family history search as well as contribute information to the Self Family genealogy. Please direct your inquiry to Webmaster and provide the following information:

  • The name of the person you'd like to find
  • The county/state where this person lived
  • The approximate time period when this person lived
  • Permission to use your name and e-mail address
  • Please restrict your questions to those named Self or their direct descendants.

    FEBRUARY 12, 2002
    Cousin Donald would like to find Elizabeth Self, wife of John James Smith. Elizabeth (Self) Smith was probably born--date unknown--in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC and died about 1816 in Montgomery County, TN. John James Smith was born in Ireland on Aug. 16, 1765. The couple married in 1975 and then moved to Montgomery County, TN about 1805. Only one child is known--Thomas Self Smith, born 1809 in Montgomery County, TN. John James Smith moved to Humphreys County, TN after the death of his wife. Please contact Webmaster.
    FEBRUARY16, 2002
    Cousin Dennis writes: Looking for the parents of N. Napoleon Self born 1869 in Sullivan Co. TN and died 1953 in Knoxville, TN. He married Susan Carson in 1890. His full name was Nelson Napoleon Self. Also known as "Nips." He and Susan Carson had four daughters: Ella Kate Self (my grandmother), Katherine Self, Evelyn Self, and Maude Self. Ella Kate Self married John Edgar Harr. Please contact Webmaster.
    FEBRUARY 28, 2002
    Cousin Beverly writes: John Self was married to a woman named Anna with a last name possibly being Jones. John and Anna are my Great Great Grandfather. As far as I know from family he was born in Indiana in July 1869. Anna was also born in Indiana in July 1875. I do not know how many kids they have other than my Great Grandmother and her name was Ida Virginia ( sometimes people say it is May) Self. She was born in Indiana in October 1893. She married Henry (Clay or Clayton) Briley Milliman. John Self is buried in Smithville Cemetery [in Illinois] along with his daughter Ida and her husband Henry and my Grandfather Dale Milliman and his younger brother John. The reason John is buried here is because he was up here on a visit and passed away and I don't think the family had the funds to have him shipped back to Indiana. However I believe that Anna is buried there. Please contact Webmaster.
    MARCH 13, 2002
    Cousin Stan is looking for connections between WVA/ VA and Ohio, Particularly Stephen Self's relations and The Self Family. David Samuel Self lived with for a short time in Ohio. Please contact Cousin Stan.
    MARCH 17, 2002
    Cousin Henry is looking for Coy Childress, supposedly a friend of one or more Self families in VA. Please contact Webmaster.
    APRIL 6, 2002
    Cousin Jill writes: March 01, 1819 - Sally Self married Henry Tyler in Jefferson Co. Ala. Following this marriage date, I find no other records on this family in Jefferson Co Alabama. I have looked in Georgia and Louisiana records but still cannot find them....Need to find, believe information could lead me to my GGGrandfather. Please contact Webmaster.
    MAY 9, 2002
    Looking for Larry David Self, probably in Utah, son of possibly David and Larraine Self and brother of Sandy Self, and father of April Larraine Self, or genealogy of Self family in Utah. Please email both the posting Cousin and Webmaster.
    MAY 26, 2002
    Edgar Allen Self, born January (26 or 28?) 1897 probably near Knoxville, TN but was raised in southern Colorado. Ed's father: William Pinkney Self, born May 6, 1872 in North Carolina, married in Tennessee (name unknown); divorced (date unknown), moved to Colorado around the turn of the 20th century leaving behind son John, taking Edgar with him. Died in Salida, Chaffee County, Co on October 10, 1931. Survivors included his mother Mrs. M.D. Self age 84, son John both of Knoxville TN, sister Mrs Lulu Smith of Memphis and brothers Marshall and John, possibly a third brother, as well as his second wife Josephine and son Edgar, stepson Glenn A Ayers all of Colorado. Please contact Webmaster.
    JUNE 12, 2002
    Cousin Sandy is trying to find the ancestors of Jesse Fountain Self (Aug. 6, 1880 - Mar. 29, 1977). His parents are given as Samuel and Isabella (Hicks) Self of Missouri. There are several Samuels in the Job/Fountain Self line who could be Jesse's father, but none are married to someone named Isabella Hicks--at least not in our records. Born in Missouri, Jesse Fountain Self died in Paradise, Butte County, CA. At that time, he was a widower and listed as a self-employed farmer. Please contact Webmaster.
    JUNE 13, 2002
    Cousin Pamela is looking for the ancestors of her birth father. She was born in Oceanside, San Diego County, California (Camp Pendleton Marine Base) in 1953 to Robert Franklin Self and Marlene Betty Scobey Self. They divorced when she was an infant. Robert's parents were Floyd Amos and Ruth Self. Robert lived in Conway, Arkansas during the 70s. Please contact Webmaster.
    JUNE 16, 2002
    Cousin Faith writes: "Looking for George Self who lived in Ohio in the late 1800s? He married a Diana Ruth Ritchie (sp?). They had a daughter, Clara Self, DOB Mar 17 1907 and died in 1979. Clara married Fred Leslie Laughlin, my husband's grandfather." Please contact Webmaster.
    JULY 3, 2002
    Cousin Morris writes: "Information recently sent me by Ernest Self indicates that Willis Self and his wife Rhoda had three children - Locky W., Nancy and Jackson. All three were born between 1790 and 1812 approximately. We know they were under 16 at the time Willis was killed in the Creek Indian Wars (one document indicates the children were under 14 years of age). We know that Willis Self served in Harris' 1st Regiment of Georgia Detached Militia. His rank was private and he was under the command of Joseph T. Cunningham. According to an affidavit signed by Joseph Cunningham Willis was killed in 1813 or 1814 at Fort Laurence (I cannot find any Creek Indian War battles that mention said fort but perhaps it was known by another name). I am curious about the relationship between Willis Self and Locky (Lackey) William Self who was the patriarch of Pike County Arkansas Selfs. Does anybody have any information on Willis, his wife or his children? " Please contact Webmaster.
    JULY 14, 2002
    Cousin Catherine is looking for any information on the family of William Self of Union County, Georgia, married to Rachel E. Meadows. Rachel was my Great-great grandmother, she was born October 29, 1841 and died April 12, 1918. Their children are Emanuel, Mary, Minervia, Emma (Emma married Thomas M. McCoy on March 20, 1888) Laura, Louise and Nora Self. Emma Self McCoy was my Great-grandmother, she was born February 8, 1871 and died August 17, 1918. Emma Self McCoy and Thomas M. McCoy's children, that I remember, were John Gordon, William Garney, Laura Ella and Dora McCoy. John Gordon McCoy was my Grandfather, he was born August 2, 1890 and died February 26, 1985 in Fulton County, Georgia John Gordon McCoy married Kathryn Dooley January 10, 1910. Kathryn Dooley was born July 22, 1891in Gilmer County, Georgia and died November 9, 1981 in Fulton County, Georgia. Any help would be greatly appreciated Please contact Webmaster.
    JULY 14, 2002
    Cousin Darla writes: "My grandpa was Ivy Leslie BEESON aka Jack BEESON b.1900 in Victoria, Natchitoches, LA. His first marriage was to Minnie Belle Self, b. Feb 1898 in Natchitoches Parish, LA. She was also from LA. They had several children...such as Norman, Gorman, Les, maybe Fanny? I also have the name of Jiggs. Anyway, I am working on the Beeson family and I need info on these children. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Please contact Webmaster.
    JULY 15, 2002
    Friend David is trying to track down Rev. Robert Self, who was a baptist minister in Brookhaven, Mississippi in the 1990s. If you know Rev. Self, please contact us or give him our e-mail address.
    JULY 16, 2002
    Cousin Beulah writes: "My great great grandfather was Thomas Selph. His daughter Sallie married Enoch Hall of Brooks County in 1816.Thomas married Mary Moore or More in 1806 in Bullock County, Ga. Mary was born in Georgia in 1787. I would like very much to have some information on her as well as the Selph line that is related to me. Thanks if you can provide any of this information. I have not been able to find out who her parents are, but can document that she and Thomas Selph married in Bullock County. They had 6 children including my great grandmother, Sallie or Sarah. Two sons were named Thomas, Jr. and John. Thomas Selph was born in N.C. in 1777." Please contact Webmaster.
    JULY 25, 2002
    Cousin Glenda is looking for info on her g-aunt, Francis Allen Self Rodgers of Conway, AR. She is listed on 1880 AR census with father, Asa and stepmother Betta Allen. Her children-AmandaSelf, James Rodgers. She would like to know of her husbands and when and where she died. She has info on Amanda but not James. Any help would be appreciated. Please contact Webmaster.
    JULY 27, 2002
    Cousin Sandy is looking for the ancestry and descendants of Samuel E. Selph, born abt: 1864 Telfair County, Georgia and married: Lanie Boutwell on April 15, 1894. Please contact Webmaster.
    AUGUST 12, 2002
    Cousin Mary writes: "This is Mary S. Chancellor I would like to know if anyone out there in Self land has a picture of William B. Self and his wife Mary Elizabeth Burleson. They were my great-great- grandparents. I have never seen a picture of them, and I would be glad to pay all expenses if any one has a picture and would have a copy made for me and send it to me. I would be forever grateful." If you have such a photo, please contact Webmaster.for Mary's address.
    OCTOBER 28, 2002
    Cousin Angela writes: "Elsy Ann SELF and Jacob Andrew McFarland SMITH were my ggggrandparents. Their son was my gggrandfather: Elijah Theadore SMITH b. 11 Nov 1856 Morgan Co., MO d. 11 Aug 1931 Marion Co., OR m. Delilah May MURRAY 17 Jan 1885 Marion Co., OR b. 1 May 1868 d. 8 Feb 1913. Their other children were Jacob, Joseph, Elizabeth, Tabitha Ann, Agnes, Ellen, Julia, Mae, Tom, and William. I don't have much information on their other children, with the exception of some of their spouses last names, and Tabitha's spouse and some of their children. Most of the information on this family was furnished by Mae (SMITH) HUNTER's daughter. The family moved west to Oregon around 1880 and settled near Scotts Mills. I have been searching for Elsy's parents but have not been able to link her with anyone. I would be happy to share any other information I have, just beware than I am in the beginning stages and much of my information, while it can provide leads is undocumented. If you have any information on Elsy's parents I would much appreciate any leads you can give me. Please contact Webmaster.
    NOVEMBER 20, 2002
    Cousin Polly writes: "Melissa Caroline Self b.6 Jun 1830 Possibly in AL. d. 10 Jul 1906 in Cherokee County, Texas or Ms. Married John MUCKELROY b.20 Feb 1827 d,3 Jul 1886 in Cherokee County Texas they married March 11 1847 in Benton Co. AL. he was the son of David Elijah MUCKELROY and Catherine BURROWS. Known Children of John Muckelroy and Melissa Self Martha Embley Muckelroy b 4 Feb 1852 in Alabama d.8 Feb 1916 in Jacksonville, Cherokee, Texas burial at: City Cemetery Jacksonville Tx she married RUFFUS BRANTLEY Hood. I beleive that she most likely died in texas and all dates at not written in stone." Please contact Webmaster.
    NOVEMBER 25, 2002
    Cousin Carol is looking for the ancestry of Lizzie Self who m. Edward Gertrude Brown. Edward Brown was born Dec. 1884 in KY and d. 1958, son of Richard and Virginia Paradine (Logsdon) Brown. His mother was also a Self descendant, daughter of James Edward Logsdon and granddaughter of Louvici Self of the John Self line in KY. Lizzie Self was Edward Brown's second wife, so Self may not be her maiden name. Please contact Webmaster.
    JANUARY 22, 2003
    Cousin Joyce writes: "My ggrandmother was Rebecca Pearlee Self/Selph b June 8 1860, m to James M Lewter/Luter. Daugher's: Mary Ida Lewter (my grandmother) b Oct 6 1882, and Ada Lewter. Rebeccas second Marriage was to George Washington Walker. Mary Ida m Robert Lee Johnson. I would be very grateful for any information on this line. Please contact Webmaster.
    FEBRUARY 2, 2003
    Cousin Gracie writes: "Am seeking info.on Fannie Self who married Neal Davis. Fannie had a twin named Perry Self. They were married around 1890 or so. They had three children that I know if: William, John, and Ethel. Fannie was born around 1871 in Arkansas. Any information will be appreciated. Thank you." Please contact Webmaster.
    FEBRUARY 9, 2003
    Friend Sharron writes: "I am looking for Joseph Self who lived in Louisiana near Alexandria in the 1980-1990’s. I would say that he was born around 1970 to 1074. His mother’s name is Catherine and he has a younger sister that would have been born around 1983 – 1985. We met in the World Wide Church of God (he’d know what I am talking about). We were great friends, but I moved from the area in 1992 and we lost touch. I would really love to find him again. I am trying to find several childhood friends." Please contact Webmaster.
    FEBRUARY 15, 2003
    Cousin Michal is looking for Rachel Self, her great-grandmother, who supposedly married a man named Lunsford, then married her great-grandfather, Robert Franklin McAbee, in abt 1887/88 in Marmaduke Arkansas. She was born in Dec 1859, according to the 1900 census for Blue Cane Township, Clay County Arkansas, although in the 1910 census for Hurricane Township, Greene County, Arkansas, her age as listed gives a birth year of 1868. Her name is listed as Rhee in 1910, and her parents' birthplaces aren't listed. Her birthplace is listed as Arkansas in both the 1900 and 1910 censuses, and her parents are listed as being born in Tennessee in the 1900 census. Rachel had a nephew Perry and possibly Rachel's brother was also Perry - although oral tradition isn't consistent on the brother's name. She also had at least two sisters according to tradition, one married a man named Langley and had a daughter Sarah who married a Tom Simpson. A Sarah Langley who matches the birthdate of Tom Simpson's wife Sarah is living in Oak Bluff in 1880, with her mother Mary Langley, a widow, born 1845. Another Self sister supposedly married a Glasgow, their son William Thurston Glasgow is listed as living with my great-grandparents in 1900 and 1910. Rachel died between 1910 and 1920. Rachel Self and Robert McAbee had two children that survived to adulthood, Tidy Mae and my grandfather Jesse McAbee. Please contact Webmaster.
    FEBRUARY 22, 2003
    Cousin Tom is descended from John Jones Stargel of Union County, GA. His daughter, Louisa, married Elijah Self, son of Job Self. We have Louisa's mother listed as Jane Ann Defore. On our Union County, GAGenWebSite, we inherited a list of marriages. One entry shows John J. Stregel m. Jan. 24, 1836 to Jane Ann Loper. We believe that this entry is wrong and that it is actually describing Cousin Tom's 4th ggrandparents. Does anyone have an answer to this mystery? Please contact Webmaster.
    FEBRUARY 22, 2003
    Cousin Barbara is looking for the ancestry of Lois Self. She may have died about 1940 in an auto accident in Texas. She m. 1930, Leo Hartzell McPherson, b. Feb. 22, 1893 in Wichita, KS and d. Dec. 7, 1960 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, CA., son of Lucius Green and Etta Maria (Hartzell) McPherson. Please contact Webmaster.
    FEBRUARY 23, 2003
    Cousin Mildred is looking for information on Samuel B. Self. He married Mary Turner on April 24 1886 in DeKalb in Tenneesse. The family moved to Pilot Point, Denton County, TX. It's possible that Samuel is the son of Parrish Self, grandson of Abner, and ggrandson of Bradley. We'd like confirmation of this. Many of Abner's descendants moved to the Denton/Collin area of Texas. Please contact Webmaster.
    FEBRUARY 23, 2003
    Cousin Jayme writes: "Amanda (Bennie) Self was the daughter of Francis Allen/Self/Rodgers. She was divorced. I know nothing about her father, whom I assume was a Self, except that he was born in Alabama. Francis had to have been married to Mr. Self in about 1873-4, but by 1880 she was divorced and using the surname Rodgers. So, any of you Self out there, if you know of a man who was married and divorced from a Francis Allen, please contact Webmaster. "
    MARCH 16, 2003
    MAY 18, 2003
    Cousin Nicole is looking for parents of Jewel Pearl Self, b. Feb. 1,1904 in Arkansas and died on April 27,1982 Alameda, California Her mother was Exa Carter Her fathers first name might be Joseph Self. Both were from Georgia. She Married John Robinson .They lived in California and they are in the 1930 census, Madera County, Chowchilla, California. Her daughter's name is Violet Robinson. Please contact Webmaster.
    MAY 26, 2003
    Cousin Brad is looking for the ancestors of Willie H. Self, b. 1904 and d. 1971 in Elkhart, Anderson County, TX. Willie H.'s wife was named Helen. Please contact Webmaster.
    JUNE 7, 2003
    Cousin Joe would like to find out more about Joseph W. SELF. Born 1851, he m. Feb. 8, 1870 in Fayette County, KY., Mary Jane TILLETT, b. 1848 and d. July 25, 1915. CHILDREN: 1. Emma b. 1871 2. Joseph b. 1875 3. John b. 1877 4. Nancy b. 1879 5. William O. b. Oct. 1880 d. May 21, 1923 6. Kittie B. b. Dec. 1883 7. Texas Lillian b. May 1889. It's possible that he was the son of James and Sarah F. (SALLEE) Self of Fayette County, KY., part of the Charnock Self line. He would like confirmation of this relationship or any other facts about Joseph W. Self's ancestors. Please contact Webmaster.
    JUNE 14, 2003
    Cousin Kathye writes: "John Gibson Smith married Ruby [Self] abt 1892 in Polk Co Ga. GG-Uncle John & Ruby had 2 daughters per the census: 1900 Calhoun Co Al/ED 43/Anniston/HH 187-211/pg 263: SMITH, John G/Head/wm age 31 born Jul 1868 Ga/NC/SC/ married 8 yrs Smith, Ruby/wife/wf age 23 born Mar? 1877 Ga/Ga/Ga/ 2 of 3 chn lvg Smith, Louise/dtr/wf age 07 born Apr 1893 Ga/Ga/Ga Smith, Allise?/dtr/wf age 04 born Aug 1895 Ga/Ga/Ga 1910 Jefferson Co Al/ED 107/Birmingham/HH 278-349/pg 93b: SMITH, John G/HH/wm age 41 Ga/Ga/Ga/M 18yrs Smith, Ruby A/wife/wf age 33 Al/Ga/Ga/ 2 of 3 Smith, Louisie E/dtr/wf age 16 Ga/Ga/Al/single Smith, Ruby A/dtr/wf age 14 Ga/Ga/Al/single 1920 Etowah Co Al/ED 92/Gadsden City/HH 109-125/pg 57b: SMITH, J G/HH/wm age 51 Ga/Ga/Ga Smith, Ruby/wife/wf age 42 Ga/Ga/Ga 1930 Etowah Co Al/ED 09/Gadsden/HH 370-388/pg b-ac : SMITH, John G/HH/wm age 61 Ga/SC/SC/Married at age 21 /engineer at ice plant Smith, Ruby/wife/wf age 53 Ga/Ga/Ga/Married at age 15 ....NOW......Ruby [Self] Smith is shown with her family: 1880 Polk Co Ga/ED /MD /Cedartown/HH /pg 266b-ac : Self, Samuel C/HH/wm age 55 Ga/Ga/Ga Self, Maggie/wife/wf age 43 Ga/Ga/Ga Self, Eddie/dtr/wf age 16 Ga/Ga/Ga/single Self, Eula/dtr/wf age 10 Ga/Ga/Ga/single SELF, Rubie/dtr/wf age 03 Ga/Ga/Ga/single Green, Maya/other/male Ga/Ga/Ga/single/ "at home" 1870 Polk Co Ga/Cedartown PO/HH 1249-1328/pg 332a: SELF, Samuel E/HH/wm age 45 Ga Self, Margarett/wf age 34 Ga Self, Eddie M/wf age 06 Ga Self, Eula D/wf age 9mos Ga GG-Uncle John died 02 Jun 1933 in Gadsden, Ala but was buried in New Prospect Cemetery, Floyd Co Ga. Both his Gadsden and Floyd Co obits state survived by wife & 2 daughters but neither names the daughters or where they were living! (groan) Does anyone know anything about this Polk Co Ga family of Self's that might lead me to more information on Ruby [Self] Smith's daughters???? Thankyou in advance....for any little tidbit!!! Please contact Webmaster.

    JUNE 21, 2003
    Cousin Johnnie writes: "Here's a Self Story told to me by my old daddy, John David Fletcher I, b. in the Creek Nation, Indian Territory a hundred years ago this coming 3 October. His mother was Amanda Goodman, daughter of David Goodman born in Mississippi in 1844, removed to St. Helena Parish and thence to Sabine Parish after the War Between the States. Incidently he served in the WBS Co. I, St Helena's Rifles, 4th Regiment Louisiana Infantry with Privates W.D. Selph, wounded 30 June 1864 and again on 3l August and with W.B. Self who was captured on 31 August. Amanda's mother was Nancy Elizabeth Cook, born 2 December 1858 in Sabine Parish. Her parents were Henry and Martha Cook. Nancy had a brother, John Cook who married a woman my daddy called, "Addie" Self. They married in Many. David Goodman's first wife was Mary Knippers who died young. About a year after her death he married Nancy Cook. They too married in Many. Shortly thereafter David and Nancy and John and Addie removed to the Choctaw Nation in the Indian Territory. Across the Canadian River where they lived was the Creek Nation. Now to the story: In the 1890's in the Creek town of Checotah Addie Self either killed or wounded an Indian with a chopping axe. The Creeks didn't imprison or execute women, particularly White women hence her punishment was exile from the Indian Territory. Daddy told me he thought they returned to Louisiana but nobody ever told him of their fate. Does anyone know anything about this incident?" Please contact Webmaster.

    NOTE: We have tentatively identified the Selfs mentioned in Cousin Johnnie's story. They appear to be from the Baxter/John line--the two brothers who were married to Creek descendants (Derrisaw surname) and were greatly involved in the history of the Creek Indians. Many members of this family were admitted to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) and given grants of land there in the late 19th century. We believe that "Addie" Self is actually Abzidie (Self) Cook who m. J. Henry Cook [John Cook] in 1884 in Sabine Parish, LA. She was the daughter of Alexander Marion Self and granddaughter of John Self. Two of her 3 siblings were also married to Cook individuals. The Cooks had 10 children, but we know nothing more about them or what happened to them. W.D. Self seems to be Alexander Marion Self's brother, William D. Self. W.B. Self may be William Baxter Self. Both would be around the right age. Can anyone confirm this deduction? Please contact Webmaster.

    JULY 4, 2003
    Cousin Bonnie writes: "I am looking for the daughters of William Romie and Ora Self. I believe their names are Danylu, Nell , and Doris. Their mother had a cafe in Brilliant (Marion County ) Alabama." Please contact Webmaster.
    JULY 13, 2003
    Cousin Michelle writes: "I am searching for more info on my great-grandfather, Jesse Smith Self, he married Sally(possibly Sallie) Clarke and they had several children, one of which is my grandfather Charles "Emmitt" Self. I know that Jesse's Mother was full cherokee Indian and I have been informed her name was Margaret Gray. Jesse and his family lived in Kingsport and Newport , Tennessee. My grandfather was born on Oct.30, 1903. Any help you give me will be greatly appreciated." Please contact Webmaster.
    JULY 20, 2003
    Cousin Fabrice writes: "I have been searching for my biological father for years now... I was born in France on July 16 1958, in the city of Reims, son of an American serviceman and a French woman, all I have is my father's name Raymond Self...the fact that he was stationed in France at the time (air force, I presume) he left when I was 2 years old (1960) and went back to the States, I know he was previously married and had other children from an American spouse...he was in his early forties when I was born... He was from Texas, of that I am sure. Please contact Webmaster.
    JULY 22, 2003
    Cousin Debra writes: "I am looking for information on my great-grandmother, born Sarah J. Self (or Selff) in Nova Scotia, 1851 or 1852; emigrated to Massachusetts, in 1865; married William Norwood of Rockport, Mass. 1869 or 1870. It's possible that her mother was named Mary. Does anyone have information on Self(f)s from mid-19th century Nova Scotia?" Please contact Webmaster.
    AUGUST 5, 2003
    Cousin Frankie writes: "I am researching the following Self family line in South Carolina. Any Help you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Mary born abt 1813, and living somewhere in Kershaw Co had the following children. dont know the fathers name William Thomas b1838, Stephen b 1833, Mary b 1842, George b 5-2-1845, d 3-22-1944 Lamar SC and Nancy b 1850. William, Stephen and George were confederate soldiers in the war between the states. They were all in the 7th Battalion, South Carolina (nelson's) enfield rifles. Stephen was wounded and lost his right arm. George was listed as a deserter. Stephen m. nancy stephens? b. 1840 George Washington m. Eliza Ann Johnson said to be a full blooded indian. William m. Mary Kirby? Said to be a full blooded indian. Stephen only has one child that i found Mary J. b. 1858 He stayed in Kershaw Co. most of his life. George had several children. Charles A. b 1869 George W Jr b. 1872 d 1953 Columbia SC, William Andrew b. 3-15-1881 d 3-23-1939 m. Sally Anderson, Mozetta lee and Lemon Hale b 1876 d 1939 William Thomas Self (my direct line) and Mary last name possibly Kirby had several children. William Thomas b 1861, George b 1862, John b.1864, Stephen b 1866, Elizabeth b 1868, Nancy b 1870, Mary b 1872 William Thomas is my gggrandfather. He was born in Sumter south carolina. He died in Lancaster Co in 1932. He m Margaret (mary) Arminta Estridge b 1865. William and Arminta had the following children. Ezell b 9-26-1884 m Lottie Sims. They both died on 2-3-1938 about three hours apart. John Washington b 4-20-1882 m Isadora Addie Estridge. He moved to Union Co NC after he married. Ruth Self b 1901 m Vertis Whitaker. Robert Wesley b 1908 died in WWII 1943 m Hattie Bell Whitaker. Levy Jackson b 1896 m Clara Ann Small. Benjamin F b 1897 m Maude Dixon and them Emily MaHaffy. Sarah only lived to age two. She choked to death on a piece of parched corn. Minnie died as a child. Martha Jean b abt 1875 m James Washington Small. She died in child birth. Docia Myrtle b 1899 married James Washington Small after Martha died. Edgar Thomas b 1893 Married Ethel Whitaker. Bessie m leroy joyner. William seaborn b 1887 m Janie Hopkins. Ezell and lottie are my grandfathers parents. My grandfather is John Washington b 1910 John Washington and Isadora Addie are my grandmothers parents. My grandmother was Minnie Arminta Self. my grandparents were first cousins. Most of my family lived their lives in the kershaw co, lancaster co, chester co and union co nc area. they were from the DeKalb, Flatcreek and marshville townships. Thank you in advance for your help." Please contact Webmaster.
    AUGUST 5, 2003
    Cousin Tina writes: "Mary Delilah Self b 10-12-1820 married John Bull prox 1847 in TX or AR. Lived in Sebastian County AR. Interested in finding ancestors/siblings." Please contact Webmaster.
    OCTOBER 12, 2003
    Cousin Ann writes: "Arvezana T. Self b ca 1838 Alabama m. 13 Jan. 1859 Freestone Co., Texas M.R.D. Richards, had a least 2 children that died in infancy. These infants & MRD are buried in Harrison Chapel Cem. Freestone Co. 3 other Richards infants are also buried there, parents unknown. MRD had a previous marriage with children. Mrs. A.T. Richards , m#2, J.H. Taylor 24 Dec. 1877 Freestone Co., Tx. Mr. Taylor apparently died and Mrs. A.T. Taylor, m #3 ,W.H. Holland. 30 Jan. 1886. I have located no other records for Arvezana Self Richards Taylor Holland. I do not know where she or her other 2 husbands are buried. She appears to have stayed in the same area and may be buried in unmarked grave at Harrison Chapel. I have not found any other children. I feel there is some type of family relationship with Dicey Self Chandler buried in Harrison Chapel Cem. Dicey was dau of Francis Self & Lydia Gunter and had a sister named Arvezana that was born in 1824 in Benton Co. Ala., now Calhoun Co. Several of Dicey's siblings allegedly passed through Freestone Co. Any suggestions, ideas, etc. appreciated." Please contact Webmaster.
    OCTOBER 18, 2003
    Cousin Ray writes: "I am interested in learning more about the Count and Countess de Selve of France. What was their family name, and did any of their family take the surname Selve, which was their title? I wonder if any de Selves went to England during or after the Conquest of 1066." Please contact Webmaster.
    Comtesse De Selve
    Countess de Selve
    OCTOBER 18, 2003
    Cousin Colette writes: "Ola Self married John Casper Cole. Lived In Houston, Harris County, Texas and raised a family & is burried in Houston, Texas. She had the following children: Phoebe Louise (Cole) Crowder (1898-1976); Sis (Cole) Eckles; John; Halley (Cole) Loesher; Abbigale Cole (married 3 times, the last time she had the surname Cagle). She may have been related to Charles Dee Self." If you have any information about Ola Self, please contact Webmaster.
    OCTOBER 21, 2003
    Cousin Cindy writes: "I am looking for William Self in South Carolina? The only info I have on him is that either his mother's or sister's name is Pauline and he would be between the age of 80 and possibly 65. Not much to go on, but any help would be appreciated. I was adopted at birth and through others this is the info I have of my biological father." Please contact Webmaster.
    OCTOBER 25, 2003
    Cousin Carol writes: "Maloney Preston was the son of Thurza (James) (Self) Moore & Josiah Moore born in Greensburg, La. Thurza , Josiah, Maloney Preston, brothers: William & Rollie Self, sisters: Gabriella & Lucinda Moore were on the 1860 Census of Louisiana. Maloney was in Memphis, TX when his brother Rollie Died in 1938, in Roswell, NM. I would like to locate relatives of this family." Please contact Webmaster.
    NOVEMBER 17, 2003
    Cousin Rick writes: "LIZZIE SELF Born 1850. Living with son, Thomas Self, in 1910. [From Loose Ends] REBECCA SELF Born Apr. 1850 in MO. Mother-in-law of James D. Wilfong. [From Loose Ends] THOMAS SELF Born 1881 in MO. He m. Josie ---, b. 1882 in MO. His mother could be Lizzie, above. [From Loose Ends] I have some information on Lizzie and Thomas Self. The dates I have are pretty close. Thomas Henry Self was my great grandfather. My records show he was born 1878 and died in 1941. I only have Missouri as the location. He married Mary Josephine "Josie" Bollinger (no dates). My records show she was born in 1877. I don't have a death date. Thomas Henry Self and Mary Bollinger had 4 children, Charles Ed Self b:1902, Maggie Ann Self b:1908, and Victory Hazel Self b:1914. The father of Thomas Henry Self was Joseph Randolph Self. I don't have any other information on him. The mother of Thomas Henry Self was Elizabeth "Lizzie" Self. I don't have any other information on her either." Please contact Webmaster.
    NOVEMBER 23, 2003
    Cousin Frankie writes: "William T. Self, born in Georgia, died in Chester Co South Carolina on Feb. 1, 1932 at the age of 64. His obituary said that he was taken to Commerce, Ga and funeral services were held at Black Creek Church. He was also buried at the church. The obituary said that he was a member of the Methodist church at Eberton, Ga. and that he lived on the mill hill in Chester, SC when he died. The obituary does mention a daughter in Commerce, Ga whose name is Eudecia Haynes." Please contact Webmaster.
    JANUARY 4, 2004
    Cousin Brad writes: "My great,great grandfather lived in Floyd County, GA. His name was Thomas Jefferson Self (1838-1910) He was a soldier in the Civil War. Married Mary Susie Hill in April 1, 1860 in Floyd County, GA. I need help finding his first wife's family (parents or anything). She died in 1891 and he went on to marry two more times and raise more kids. Thomas J. & Mary Self were the parents of my great-grandfather, Olden Talmadge Self." Please contact Webmaster.
    JANUARY 21, 2004
    Cousin Joni is looking for Mary Elen [yes, this is the correct spelling] J. Self, born 1848, in Stanton, IL and died Feb. 23, 1925 in Cedar County, MO. She m. June 24, 1867 in Madison County, IL., Joel T. Vansant, b. Mar. 17, 1847 in Madison County, IL and d. June 8, 1919 in Cedar County, MO. We believe her to be the daughter of John D. and Nancy (Voyles) Self of Madison County, IL. Can anyone confirm this theory? Please contact Webmaster.

    MARCH 8, 2004
    Cousin Toni is looking for the parents of Nancy Jane ALBRIGHT/ALLBRIGHT who married Samuel H. Self 1853 in Polk County, MO.  Samuel was born in 1833 in TN.  She would also like to know of any parents and siblings of Nancy Jane, as well as where she was born.  John Turner Self, son of Samuel H. and Nancy Jane Self, married Lucy Weaver, said to be part Cherokee Indian, b. Nov. 2, 1808 in Dickson County, TN and d. Sep. 16, 1887 in Polk County, MO., daughter of Hartwell and Elizabeth (Dickson) Weaver. The Cherokee connection would be through her father, b 1775 and possibly half Indian. Do you know if there is any proof one way or the other? Please contact Webmaster.

    JUNE 7, 2004
    Hi!  My name is Betty.I have been looking for Henry Self since about 1989.I have not found anything on him. But I have found alot of my Self family up to my Grandfather & grandmother (James Washington Self & Euna Lee Cornelius McClendon Self). I have been told that Charnock Self was Henry's father, but no one seems to have any proof of that right now. If there is anyone out there that can help me with my Henry Self born April 5,1786 and married to Elizabeth (Besty) Allen in Tenn. and who are the parents of William Nathan Self, Pplease email me at or Thank you for your time. 

    JULY 10, 2004
    Cousin Patrick writes: "Hulda Della Spake was born 12 NOV 1862 in Gaston Co., North Carolina, and died 20 JUN 1923. She was buried JUN 1923 in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherryville, Gaston Co., North Carolina. She was the daughter of  Moses Self and Sallie Spake.  Moses Self. Private Infantry 34th  Regiment N.C. C.S.A. Died May 9th 1863 of wounds received at ChancellorVille Va.  Please contact Webmaster.

    JULY 24, 2004
    Friend Becky writes: "Do you know anything about an Albert Self who was an artist and lived in Cortlandt, NY in the 1920's and 30's? We have a painting he did.
    All of the following is written in ink on the back of the painting:  Bert Self, June 1933, Age 81. Neighbors of Bill and Lorna (I think). Doug Waite, my husband's grandfather (maybe great-grandfather).  The signature on the front of the painting is Albert Self. Stamped on the canvas stretcher is Cortlandt Brothers, Drawing Supply Department,  27 (or 77) Nassau St., N.Y." Please contact Webmaster.
    SEPTEMBER 20, 2004
    From Cousin Kathy: "I am looking for the father of David Self. David was the father of Stonewall Self and Stonewall was the father of George Grady Self.  My father was the son of George Grady. I found a census in 1850 that lists Elizabeth as head of household and Jefferson as the next oldest at 28.  Is Elizabeth the mother, an aunt, or an older sister? Please help! I am a new researcher and need guidance." The location is Georgia. Please contact Webmaster.

    OCTOBER 12, 2004
    Cousin Robin is looking for the parents of Samuel E. Self who died before 1827 in Elbert County, GA. He was probably the brother of John Self of Orange/Rockingham Counties, VA who m. Mary Mobb.  Samuel E. Self m. Dec. 26, 1787 in Orange County, VA, Frances (“Franky”) Shiflett.  Their children were Nancy, Mary, Sinclair, Samuel E., and Sarah.  Please contact Webmaster.

    FEBRUARY 7, 2005
    Cousin Dee writes: "I have been searching for information on my Self ancestors for several years and seem to be getting nowhere.  My gggm was Celia Self (b 1798) m. John Kelley on 24 Jan 1828, Blount Co., AL.  She is listed in this marriage record as Celia Cratick (Craddick, Craddock).  Her first marriage was to a James/John Craddick and must have been about 1815 maybe, Jefferson or Blount Co., AL.  The 1850 census of Marion Co., AL has her listed as (Selah) Kelly, head of household, age 52.  I have not found anything on John Kell(e)y except the 1828 marriage record. Other branches of my ancestry include Burleson, Hobson, and Sullins families that lived in Rutherford Co., TN (1800s -1820s).  These families migrated to Marion Co., AL in the 1820s.  Should you have records of Self families living in Northern AL late 1790s - 1820s, I would like to look for possible fits.  Other suggestions of county records would be appreciated.  Please contact Webmaster.

    APRIL 3, 2005
    Cousins Jayne and Vicky write:  "Seeking information on children of Robert J. Norman and Mary Elizabeth Self.  Robert is a son of Barryman Norman and Temperence Oden.  Mary Elizabeth Self is a daughter of Willoughby Self and Mary???.  All of the above were found together on the 1860 Census of Gibson Co., TN.  Willoughby Self and Mary ???both died in Washington Co., AR. Robert and Mary were married Dec 12, 1849 in Gibson Co., TN.  Robert was b. about 1824-1828 TN and Mary about 1830 NC.  No listing yet on death date or place. There may be some connection to Rueben J. Norman and Cynthia J. McFarland as they also moved to Washington Co., AR about the same time.  They had a son Robert James Norman b.1845 who married Cynthia Jane Aaron 1876 in Washington Co., AR.Any help in providing information on these families would be appreciated.  Please contact Webmaster.

    APRIL 17, 2005
    Cousin Linda is "seeking information from the desendants of R.C. Self.  His first  wife was Louisa Watson. I believe three were three children who survived to adulthood, Eugene Clarence, Willis, and Ola, who married John Cole. His second marriage was to Martha A. according to my father who was Frank Algin Self  and the grandson of R.C. there were nine children from this union, Lon, James, Dodd, Oak, Roy, Sadie, Letha, Bulah, and Rose. I would love to hear from any of the family from either marriage of R.C.  I believe his name was actually Rolla Clarence. If you have information please contact Webmaster.

    MAY 21, 2005
    Cousin Joy writes: "Hi, I'm Joy Self Shook.I'm hoping to find a Self Cousin who might have a photo of my GGGrandparent's, John Jones and Lydia Waters Self. My GGrandfather was J.R. Sherman Self.My Grandfather was Lawson Sherman Self. All of Tellico Plaines,Monroe Co. Tn.   Would love to hear from you." Please contact Webmaster.
    MAY 24, 2005
    Cousin Jack is researching John Harris Self who lived in Koscuisko, IN.  He was born in 1852 and died in 1922, in Fountain county IN.  Please reply with your phone number so that I may contact you. Please contact Webmaster.

    AUGUST 22, 2005
    Cousin Roy writes:  "I need information on the Bradley Self family.  
    Bradley Self b. 1820, d, 18 Oct 1870
    First wife: Sarah A Jones b. abt 1813
    Second wife: Julian Ann Carroll b. 1826 MD
    James Henry Self b. 19 Jun 1833, d. 1902, m Margaret Ann Craven
    Georgina Self b. 1851 DC
    Margaret A Self b. 1855 DC
    George W Self b. 1860"
    Please contact Webmaster.

    SEPTEMBER 11, 2005
    1900 ELLIOTT CO KY--MARRIED TO BEVERLY DICKENSON.  Please contact Webmaster.

    SEPTEMBER 18, 2005
    Cousin Scott is looking for Mary L. Self who married Thomas Jefferson Poole, Sr.  Mary came from Tennessee, and Thomas from Illinois.  They lived in Scott County, AR, and their children were born there, the first--Sarah I. Poole--in 1852. Please contact Webmaster.

    SEPTEMBER 18, 2005
    Cousin Cathy writes: "I am looking for a Samantha or Samanthy that married a Self.  I do not know who she married.  In the 1930 census she was 82 years old.  Listed as mother-in-law to William Stansell, wife Haley E S Stansell with children Ruby, Estelle, and Benjamin Stansell. There was also another son out of the
    home, Reford Stansell.  This is my husbands father.  Any help locating this Samantha earlier than 1930 would help me find out more about the Stansell family. Please contact Webmaster.

    OCTOBER 2, 2005
    Cousin Rita writes: "I am looking for parents of Susan Self est. born 1800 NC married Henry Haws STORY and Susan died 1830 Perry Co. TN. So I am told but for years I can't find her parents. Her father must have come to Pope Co. Arkansas and went on to OK. I am told Nancy Ann Story's grandfather was seen around Hector, Appleton area of Pope Co. Ar in full Indian dress. Melvin Story was son of Henry Haws and Susan Self Story. That is one of my ggrandfather and I sure would like information on Susan Self and her family. Thank You.  Please contact Webmaster.

    OCTOBER 12, 2005
    Cousin Don writes: "
    I'm trying to find my g-grandfather, supposedly a Daniel Maness who again, supposedly, was married to Nancy Jane Self, b. 02/22/1851 in Whitfield? County, GA., d. 02/17/1940 in Chattanooga, TN., buried, along with her father, mother, Moreland grandparents, sister Parilee Self 1(Brandon)2(Beardin) and other family members at Friendship Cemetery, Reo Road at the Whitfield/Walker County, GA county line.   I have no information on him other than they had two childen, William Lee Maness, (my grandfather),  b. 11/27/1873, d. 03/24/1956 in Resaca Community, (Gordon County) GA., and his sister, Lollie E. Maness (Anderson) b. 1878, d. 1952 in Clinton, OK.  I do show her iat age 27, in her father's household, William Chappell Self, in East Armuchee community, Walker County, GA. in the 1880 census with the two childen but no husband listed.  Don't know where he was from, who his family was, where he died, or even if his name was Daniel.  His name is word of mouth, nothing to confirm it.  I find no death record for him in GA.  No marriage record that I've found so far in any of the counties surrounding me in NW GA. (I'm still searching.)   Census records are conflicting on where he was born and where the children were born.  Some say VA, some say TN, some say GA, I just don't know.  Nancy's death cert. shows she was born in GA, info. supplied by her sister, Fannie.  If you have any info. on him thru Nancy Jane Self, I would greatly appreciate it. Please contact Webmaster.

    OCTOBER 14, 2005
    Cousins Lorie and Ruby write:  "Looking for information on Hootie Self who graduated from Durant High School in Durant, OK in 1964 or1965.  Understand he passed away about 1968 when he was about 22 or 23 years of age. Does anyway know where he might be buried or if he had any other brothers or sisters who could be contacted? Please contact Webmaster.

    DECEMBER 7, 2005
    Cousin LeRoy writes: "The following came from a deed book in Chatham, NC:  
    Deed Book "L", page 37: May 1800 between John Rosson Sr of Chatham Co to Bradley Self, my son
    in law for five shillings current money land on the waters of Landrums Creek, 60 acres.
    Mentions Robert Jones corner.  The same land as in a patent dated April 5, 1798.  Proven in
    court May sessions 1800 by John Rossen.  Deed signed by a "x" for John Rosen
    This passage states clearly that the wife of Bradley Self's wife was named Rosson."  If anyone has any further information on this daughter of John Rosson, please contact Webmaster.

    APRIL 13, 2006
    Cousin Harold writes: "I am looking for information on a Marjorie Cook Dixon whose parents were Orfis(Orphus) Dixon and mother Myrtle Cook Dixon of NM.  Marjorie married a______ Self and had two children, one of whom was named Norma Ann.  I expect Marjorie was born between 1915-1920.  I have a picture (adult)of her taken at the Russell Studio in Shawnee, Oklahoma.  I heard she lived in the Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX area.  Her father was my uncle.  Any help will certainly be appreciated. Please contact Cousin Harold with a cc to Webmaster.

    APRIL 22, 2006
    Cousin Evelyn writes: "William Self was born in Jfferson County, Ala, Feb. 4, 1868 and died May 26 1945 in Jefferson County Alabama.  They had the following children, Jesse Ellis Self, Octavia Martin,(Married name)  Bertha Elliott (married name) Mable Emmerson, William Grady Self.  Would like the relatives of the above to e-mail me.  Thank you."  Please contact Cousin Evelyn with a cc to Webmaster.

    JUNE 22, 2006
    From Cousin Angie: "I am looking for the name of the county in which Joseph O Self and Dorothy Faye Arnold were married. I believe it was in 1947 or 1948. I need exact date. They lived in Marion County, but may have traveled to Iuka, Ms to marry. Josephs date of birth was 10-1924. Thanks for any help.  Please contact Webmaster.

    NOVEMBER 1, 2006
    Friend Susan is looking for Margaret Self and her son, Timothy.  They once lived on Huron Street, then on Chapel Hill Road in Durham, NC, but she believes they originally came from VA and returned there in the 1970's.  Margaret Self was the daughter of  Roy (a barber) and Louise Self--she had siblings Janet and Billy.  Roy Self died of a heart attack in 1965 or 1966, suddenly and at a fairly young age.  Janet became a schoolteacher in VA.  Louise Self died in the 1980s.  Margaret married, but her married name is unknown. 
    Please contact Webmaster.

    NOVEMBER 20, 2006
    Cousin Ron writes: "I'm seeking any information on my great-grandmother, Mary J. Self. She is listed in the 1900 census of Crawford Co., AR as Mary J. Pruitt, a widow, b. 1857 in AL. She has the following children, David, b. 1880, in AR; Cordelia, b. 1883, in AR; Sidney (my grandfather) b. 1888, AR; and Lula B., b. 1893, AR. My grandfather, Sidney Siggle Pruitt, on his Social Security Application, lists Mary Self as his mother and Charlie Pruitt as his father, and lists his place of birth as Johnson Co., AR. Here's my problem. There are many Mary Selfs. I am wondering if possibly the Mary J. Self, listed in the 1860 census of Greene Co., AR, could be my great-grandmother. However, that census lists her as born in 1856 in AR." Please contact Webmaster.

    DECEMBER 30, 2006
    Cousin Dorsie writes: "
    My GGGreatgrandmother was Celia Self .She married a John Kelly and they had a daughter named Lucinda who married a Calvin Cole. Calvin and Lucinda had a daughter Selia Rosa Bell who married my GGreat grand father James A. Nix . Do you have any info, on Lucinda. My greatgrandmother was at least half Cherokee and My Grand dad wouldn't put them on the roll because he was afraid they would be taken from him. Do you have any info. as to whether Lucinda was Cherokee.  Does any one know who Celia Self's father was?"  Please contact Webmaster.
    NOTE:  Despite the names "Celia" and "Nix," and in spite of the fact that we have Celia listed in Georgia (county unknown), this appears to be a totally different family from the Union County, GA Selfs.   ANY information or theories are welcome...

    JANUARY 19, 2007
    Cousin Shalynn writes: "
    I am looking for information and ancestry about my great grandfather Garland Self. He was married to Eva Shoemake. Their children were Bill, Jim, and Nancy. He was from the Lindsay, Ok. area. Stories circulated that he was imprisoned in McAlister state prison. Eva died before Garland. He resided in the Lindsay area around the late 1920's and early 1930's.  Eva Shoemake Self is buried at the Purdy Cemetery in Purdy Ok, along with her son Billy Joe Self who passed in sept, 1991.  Jim Self is also deceased.  Please contact Webmaster.

    MARCH 22, 2007
    Cousin Georgann is looking for either one or two different persons - Dorothy "Dottie" SELF and Docia SELF. "I have seen both birth date shown as  4-26-1806 in AL.  This is why I am not sure if they are one or two different people.  Dorothy married Josiah M. BURLESON in abt 1825 in AL and had at least 6 children by him; David G., Nancy, Hobson H., William S., Sarah Elizabeth and Edward H. Then it is said that she died after 1842.   Josiah marries a Nancy ROBBINS whose mother is .  Docia SELF/ROBBINS.  I show her birth date the same, but show that she lives until Sep 1882.  So I am wondering if this is the same woman and Josiah married his step daughter and divorced Dottie, or if they are two different people which I am leaning towards, or twins.   Does any one have Dorothy's parents information? And/or located her or their burial locations with dates?" Please contact Webmaster.

    MAY 15, 2007
    Cousin Gracie writes: "I am looking for information on Fannie Self and her brother, Perry Self. They had an aunt Rachel Self.Fannie was born 1869 in Arkansas. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you."  Please contact Webmaster.

    AUGUST 4, 2007
    Cousin JoLynn is looking for George W. Self.  He was born 1867 in Texas and was married to a woman named Emma, b. 1889 in TX.  This family is in the 1920 Census in Pushmataha County, OK.  Please contact Webmaster.

    SEPTEMBER 19, 2007
    Cousin Kim writes: "
    I am looking for the parent of Rebecca self born abt 1810 Guilford County North Carolina married James Middleton Lee 1829. Lived in the Summerfield area. Thanks." Please contact Webmaster.

    OCTOBER 17, 2007
    Cousin Roy writes:

    "Bradley Self enlisted for 3 months in the Union Army in DC - 1961

    6 DC Mil Inf (Batt’n)

    6th Battalion

    Rank – Private

    Film – M538 roll 3

    Bradley Self later enlisted in the Union Army in DC as a private.
    Company F, 6th Militia Infantry Regiment.
    Source – 304


    He was born about 1813 and died about 1870. He married twice – first wife was Sarah A Jones, second wife was Julia Ann Carroll. Censuses 1840-1870 shows them living in DC, 6th Ward.


    This is a different Bradley Self than the one from NC. Any Civil War info (I have written to NARA – no answer yet) or any data on him would be appreciated." Please contact Webmaster.

    OCTOBER 20, 2007

    Sandy in Sacramento writes:  "I'm trying to find ANYONE related down this line... 
    Bright SELF b. 1820 KY m. Patsy MOORE b. 1820
      Son: Nathaniel SELF b. 1853 KY m. Jancy JENKINS b. 1850 KY
        Son: Nathaniel J. SELF b. 1875 KY m. Everlee b. 1879 KY
            Their daughter: Mattie F. SELF (b. 1900 KY d. 28 March 1960 OH)
                    m. John J. DAVIDSON ( b. 1900 IN d. 1970 OH)
                     Their son: John Henry Davison b. 24 July 1932 Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH 
    Here are notes from a possible descendant:
    Nathanial Self, Jr. born in Fayette County, Kentucky 1878.  He married Emma Lee Hall on July 21, 1897 in Fayette County. Family is on the 1910 Fayette County, Kentucky census oldest daughter, Mattie F. Self, age 11.  Nathanial, Jr. was the son of Nathanial Self and Margaret Privett. 
    I'm specifically interested in the DAVISON/DAVIDSON connection...however I'm unable to find anyone down that line now so I'm trying to research the maternal line until I do. 
    Please contact Webmaster.
    NOVEMBER 20, 2007
    Cousin John is interested in knowing if there was any interaction between the Snyder and Self families in Blount County, AL--most especially whether there was a name change from Snyder to Self for any reason including divorce. Please contact Webmaster.

    DECEMBER 23, 2007
    Cousin Karen writes: "I am trying to locate any information for Adella Self, born in 1883 in Calloway County, KY, to Victoria Elizabeth Coleman Self and  Christopher Columbus Self.  Please contact Karen and Webmaster.

    FEBRUARY 12, 2008
    Cousin Debbe writes: "I have reached several "dead ends" on my William Isaac Self Jr. (b 1797 GA, d 1846 LA) research and I'm wondering if anyone can help me.  <>I've been trying to find out where William Jr is buried and I'm not having any luck.  Census records indicate he was back and forth between Louisiana & Mississippi around the time of his death.  I am fairly certain he died in Louisiana as there was a "reward" issued by the Louisiana Legislature  for the arrest of his murderer.  I can't find him on any of the cemetery listings in St. Helena or Washington Parishes in Louisiana or in Pike Co, MS.  So where is he buried?  Any insight would be greatly appreciated.   I'm trying to find out about William Jr's first wife, Virginia Jane Walker.  I can't find any information about her (parents, where she's buried, etc.) or any "proof" that she and William were married.  Any help on this?  
    My third "dead end" concerns William's youngest son, Thomas Jefferson Self (b ca 1843).  What happened to him?  His mother (Elizabeth Sandifer) was supposedly William's second wife and she probably died before 1845 as he married his third wife ca 1846.  I have been unable to locate Thomas Jefferson on any census from 1850 on.  I did find a Thomas Jefferson Sandifer in Pike County, but all the data I've seen on him show his birth as 1847.  Does anyone have any ideas where else I might look?  Please contact Webmaster.

    MARCH 1, 2008
    Cousin Suzanne writes: "I would like to know if anyone has proof that Amon Self is the son of Eli Self and Sarah Fletcher.  It seems logical that he is but I have researched this line for years and still have no positive proof.   Some further information on Amon Self:
    AMON CAROL2 SELF  (ELIJAH1) was born 09 May 1818 in Alabama, and died 18 Dec 1881 in Boone County, Arkansas.  He married MARY EMMALINE SAFFELL 1844, daughter of JAMES SAFFELL and AMY JACOB.  She was born 23 Dec 1826 in Tennessee, and died 23 Dec 1911 in Old Wauhillau, Adair County, Oklahoma.
    More About AMON CAROL SELF:
    Burial: 1892, Self Cemetery, Boone County, Arkansas
    Religion: Members of the Missionary Baptist Church called Cottonwood Church in Boone Co. Ark.
    Residence: 04 Nov 1869, Pope County, Arkansas
    Please contact Webmaster.

    JULY 27, 2008
    Cousin Eddie writes: "My grandfather, Edward Luther Self, was married to Eva Floyd who died when my Dad was 6 or 7 yrs old. Dad mentioned some of the Floyds moving west, possibly kin to gangster Pretty Boy. Seems like Grandpa had a brother named Dock. He was a cripple. Someone in Gadsden put a knee in his back playing and put him in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. My father, William Edward Self, was born in Rome, GA in 1919 and moved to Gadsden, AL when he was very young.  He retired from the IRS in 1975.  I think he had cousins in Gadsden, but I was so young I can't
    remember if I ever met them.  My dad had one sister, Lilly Bell Poore.  My granddad lived with Lilly Bell in Gadsden until he died.  They lived on top of a hill with an old water tank in the back yard--Bomar Street I think.  My dad died in 2000 at 83 yrs old.  I am William Edward Self Jr., 58 yrs old, only child. 
    Please contact Webmaster.

    OCTOBER 20, 2008
    Cousin Roy writes: "I may be close to finding my Bradley Self b. about 1813 MD or VA, died 18 Oct 1870. Two wives; 1) Sarah A Jones, born about 1813 VA,  2) Julia Ann Carroll b. about 1826 MD. Both marriages took place in DC.  I know about the Bradley Self (s/o Job Self) that was born in NC. He is not my Bradley.  I think my Bradley was the Bradley Self born before 1784 in NC, s/o Vincent Garner Self born about 1743 VA and died before 1840 AL. If this relates to data held by anyone, I would like to hear from you. 
    Please contact Webmaster.

    OCTOBER 25, 2008
    Cousin Jerry writes: "William Anderson Self fought in the Confederate Army, Co. I - 43rd Alabama Infantry, and was discharged in June of 1865. William Anderson Self and his wife, Arinda Stacey Self, came to Stringtown, Indian Territory about 1883. They had left Lamar County, Alabama (about 1881) then homesteaded a farm in Polk County, Arkansas(about 1882). On their way to Texas to visit some of William Self’s family they stopped in Stringtown. A sulphur spring located in the area seemed to be beneficial to their daughter, Lou and they settled down and raised their family.  After reaching Stringtown, Arinda Self kept a boarding house named Content Collage. William and his sons cut ties for the Missouri Kansas Texas Railroad (KATY) that came through the Indian Territory in the 1870’s.  Does anyone know who William Anderson Self's parents were?"  Please contact Webmaster.

    FEBRUARY 1, 2009
    Cousin Donna writes: "I have been searching for my G grandfather Carl A. Selph's ancestry This is all the info I have on him:
    He is listed on my grandmother's birth certificate as her father in March of 1907 and my G Grandmother was Estel Dude Nichols Dobbins from Braxton County, Strange Creek, W. Va  I have searched for over a year--if you could help in anyway I would be appreciative. Please contact Webmaster.
    MARCH 2, 2009
    Cousin Fred writes: "Any help in proving that the Self family in Chatham Co, NC and in Richland Co., SC are related to Stephen Self out of Westmoreland Co, Va is appreciated." Please contact Webmaster.

    JUNE 13, 2009
    Cousin Mark writes: "
    I am looking for info on my grandfather Harvey Elliott Self's wife Ruby (Edna) Jo Myrick. Date of birth, Date of Death were she is buried. Anyhing you can do to help me would be greatly appreciated. "  Please contact Webmaster.

    JUNE 29, 2009
    Cousin Charlene is "trying to locate data on one Robert Self, bc 1839, possibly in St. Mary's Co., MD.  He apparently served with the Union Army during the Civil War.  I have a marriage record for him:  on 18 Oct 1865, in Craig Co., VA, he married Mary Jane Elmore, daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth. The marriage record gives his residence as St. Mary's Co., MD and his occupation as "Union soldier." There is also the record of the birth of a daughter to Mary Jane and Robert in Craig Co. on 23 July 1866, named Elizabeth Anna.  No other records have been found for Robert and Mary Jane re-married c1868-69." Please contact Webmaster.

    JULY 1, 2009
    Cousin Tim writes: "My Grandmother, Charlotte Essig Kenney's mother was Fannie Griffith Self Essig, whose father was Compton Sewel Self of Westmoreland Co. Virginia. Walter D Self, b. 1815, m. Lucy S. Brann (b.1823) on 15 Apr. 1845 in Westmorland Co. VA. Children:  Susan F. Self (F), b. 1846, Compton S. Self (M), b. 1848, Georgia Self (F), b. 1849 (all born in Westmorland Co.) 
    My research into the US Census found my ancestors Compton Sewell Self and Elizabeth (Betty) Courtney living in Westmorland Co. in 1880.  They moved to Alexandria VA and are found in the 1900 Census there.  The 1900 Census listed Compton's birthday in Dec. of 1849. Also in the 1990 census I see Fanny, who is Fannie Griffith Self, my Great Grandmother.  Fannie married Tony Walter Essig and they had 3 children, Charlotte (my Grandmother), Compton M., and Mary.  Charlotte married Michael C. Kenney, son of Lawrence Kenney and Margaret Carroll.  Charlotte and Michael had 4 sons, John, Lawrence, Michael, and George (my Father).
    <>In "Some Records from Virginia" section arelisted the following: 
    "Found in the Westmoreland County, VA Census of 1850--their ages have been translated into rough estimates of birth date..."
    "Walter (or Matthew) Self 1815
    Lucy 1823
    Susan F. 1846
    Compton S. 1848
    Virginia A. 1849"
    Who were Walter D. Self's parents?.  Please contact Webmaster.

    JUNE 3, 2010
    Cousin Carole is "Trying to locate parents and siblings of Rosa Arminda Hix Self and Robert Ezekiel Self, Union County, Georgia. Also birth and death dates for both."  Please contact Webmaster.

    NOVEMBER 27, 2010
    Cousin Cheri is trying to locate the parents of her great-grandfather, William J. Self.  He was born 1896 in MO, but his parents lived in IL at the time.  He married Katie BANKS, b. 1902.  The Census gives her birthplace as MO also, but family tradition has her being born in OK.  The couple had three children:  Mildred, Chester, and Lela (given as Lilla in the Census).  Please contact Webmaster.

    DECEMBER 7, 2010
    Cousin Sharon writes:  "William Walter Self was my great, great, great grandfather.  He married Jane Judson Robinson.  Their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, married Robert James Fairchild.  Their daughter, Elizabeth Jane Dorcas Fairchild Coston, is the mother of my grandmother, Myrtie Coston Switzer.  Do you know who William Self's parents were?  According to, he spelled his name
    'Selph.'"  Please contact Webmaster.

    JANUARY 31, 2011
    Cousin Marguerite writes: "
    I was hoping to get some information on my grandparents, particularly my grandmother, Georgia Carlyle CARTER.  She was married to Joseph Campbell SELF.   Thanks so much!!!"  Please contact Webmaster.

    JUNE 15, 2011
    Douglas SmithWilliam MILLER was born in Georgia on May 23, 1824. It has been very difficult to fiqure out who his parents were. There was a Zealot Miller living in Lumpkin Co., Ga., in 1834 whose occupation was a miner. He was old enough to be William's father, perhaps he was. They were both living in the Frogtown district in 1850. I have not been able to connect them together yet.  William married Catherine Amy WATTS (dau. of Garrett Watts?) on June 10, 1845 in Lumpkin Co. She was born in 1828 in N.C. They had 16 children. Catherine died on July 7, 1888. William next married Mary "Dad" SELF. She was born in 1865. They had 4 children: (1) Peter, he married Nellie Jarrard, (2) Paul (3) William, he married Ruth Dover (4) Tom.  It has puzzled many of the descendants why Williams´s second wife went by the name of Mary "Dad". If anyone has any information or additions or corrections, please feel free to contact me.

    William was a captain in the Civil War. He was in the 1116th Georgia Militia District. He died on Feb. 17, 1907 and is buried beside Catherine in the Pisgah cemetery, 15 miles North of Dahlonega, Ga.  The children of William and Catherine A. (Watts) Miller were (1) Martha Ann b. 1847, married Newton CROW 3/16/1869. (2) Joseph Monroe b. 3/1849, married Sarah HUDSON on 6/14/1874, and died 9/14/1919. (3) Newton V. b. 8/3/1850, married Sarah A. ASH on 10/2/1870. He died 9/17/1918. (4) Mary Elizabeth b. 1852, married Spencer PRUITT on 2/9/1879, and died 5/14/1914. (5) Sarah A. b. 1853, married John T. TURNER on 9/6/1894 and died in 1927. (6) George W. b. 1855, married Susan PRUITT on 2/20/1876. (7) James. b. 1858 died young. (8) Rebecca 1859 died young. (9) Ellen b. 1860. (10) William Thomas b. 1862, married Nancy A. SELF on 5/18/1885. (11) Stephen b. 8/14/1863, married Caty MARTIN on 8/10/1879, then Emiline SELF on 1/31/1886. He died on 5/21/1938. He was a Baptist Preacher. (12) Lucinda C. b. 1866 (13) Cicin? b. 1868 (14) Axie Elvira Eldorado Melissa b. 11/14/1870, married Joseph PRUITT, then Henry McFarland. She died on 2/26/1954. (15) Tina b. 1874 married Floyd BROOKSHER on 9/24/1895 and died in 1953. (16) Susie b. 1876 She was killed by a train/streetcar in Atlanta around the turn of the century.

    Mary Emiline Self b. Feb. 22, 1868 d. Feb. 9, 1893. Age at death: 24
    Spouse: Stephen B. Miller
    Buried: In a cemetery on the border of NC and GA.  Please contact Webmaster.
    JULY 23, 2011
    Cousin Sheila wrote concerning Wadeus Eugene Self.  She says:  "I really don't know the names of grandparents. His parents were Emeris Eugene Self and Eunice Thomley. I know she was from Alabama (maybe Dothan area or farther south), but not sure if he was from Alabama or not. He was in the Army at some point.  My father Wadeus Eugene Self--I think he was born in the Dothan, AL area,
    but not sure. He grew up in Greenville, GA. Any help you can give me as far as my ancestors and any cousins would be greatly appreciated.  Please contact Webmaster.

    AUGUST 30, 2011
    Cousin Melia is looking for information on a Jane Self who married Andrew Masters. She was likely born around 1878 in Natchitoches or Sabine Parish LA. She had a daughter Viola born in 1899.
    Please contact Webmaster.

    SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
    Cousin Michelle writes "
    Walter Self and Jane Judson Robertson. Jane was my 5th generation grandmother, I'm trying to find information on her or her husband William Walter Self."  This family lived in Mississippi.  Please contact Webmaster.

    OCTOBER 31, 2012
    Cousin Greg writes: "I am looking for the father of Headon Monroe SELF, 1877 to 1962 born in Towns County, Georgia died in Greene County, Georgia. 1880 census shows father was born in Georgia but mother, Martha A. Self was still using maiden name. 1900 census shows Monroe Self age 21, Martha Self age 41 and Martha self age 80 living in Union County. Grandchild of Robert R. Self and Martha Cook of Union County, Georgia.  Please contact Webmaster.

    MAY 18, 2015
    Cousin Kat would like to know more about Robert A. Self who married Alice Fountain Jenkins in 1953.  Please contact Webmaster.

    JULY 6, 2015
    Cousin Michael writes:  "I would like to find any information as to the parents of James Anderson Self--great grandparents, etc. as well as other family in the area that might be queried for information.  He was born June 1849 and died April 1908.  He m. Martha Jane Elmore (1855-1915) in 1877.  He lived in Lincolnton, NC.  They, according to the 1900 Census, had 9 children with 8 living at the time of the Census.  Please contact Cousin Hunt and Webmaster.

    OCTOBER 6, 2015
    Plesant Self aka Ples was born in Edgefield County in 1837. He was married to a Dolly Self. He was the father of a Mary Self , Joseph (Joe) Self, Miledge Self, Henry Self, William Self, Albert Self and my great grandfather George W. Self who married Mamie Lee Talbert also a mulatto of Pum Branch, SC. Plea died on Feb 9, 1917 in Plum Branch,  McCormick County, SC. Any information on possible relatives white or black in the Edgefield/ McCormick County, SC   Please contact Webmaster.


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