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,
Do you have ancestors or relatives that you can't locate? This is
others can help you in your personal family history search as well as
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Please restrict your questions to those named Self or their direct
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
Mecklenburg County, NC and died about 1816 in Montgomery County, TN.
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
Smith moved to Humphreys County, TN after the death of his wife. Please
Cousin Dennis writes: Looking for the parents of N. Napoleon Self
1869 in Sullivan Co. TN and died 1953 in Knoxville, TN. He married
Carson in 1890. His full name was Nelson Napoleon Self. Also known as
He and Susan Carson had four daughters: Ella Kate Self (my
Katherine Self, Evelyn Self, and Maude Self. Ella Kate Self married
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
1869. Anna was also born in Indiana in July 1875. I do not know how
kids they have other than my Great Grandmother and her name was Ida
( sometimes people say it is May) Self. She was born in Indiana in
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
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,
Stephen Self's relations and The Self Family. David Samuel Self lived
for a short time in Ohio. Please contact Cousin
MARCH 17, 2002
Cousin Henry is looking for Coy Childress, supposedly a friend of
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
on this family in Jefferson Co Alabama. I have looked in Georgia and
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
and Larraine Self and brother of Sandy Self, and father of April
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
TN but was raised in southern Colorado. Ed's father: William Pinkney
born May 6, 1872 in North Carolina, married in Tennessee (name
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
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
(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,
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
Base) in 1953 to Robert Franklin Self and Marlene Betty Scobey Self.
divorced when she was an infant. Robert's parents were Floyd Amos and
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
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
14 years of age). We know that Willis Self served in Harris' 1st
of Georgia Detached Militia. His rank was private and he was under the
command of Joseph T. Cunningham. According to an affidavit signed by
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
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
Self of Union County, Georgia, married to Rachel E. Meadows. Rachel was
my Great-great grandmother, she was born October 29, 1841 and died
12, 1918. Their children are Emanuel, Mary, Minervia, Emma (Emma
Thomas M. McCoy on March 20, 1888) Laura, Louise and Nora Self. Emma
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
February 26, 1985 in Fulton County, Georgia John Gordon McCoy married
Dooley January 10, 1910. Kathryn Dooley was born July 22, 1891in Gilmer
County, Georgia and died November 9, 1981 in Fulton County, Georgia.
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
family and I need info on these children. Any help would be greatly
Thank you. Please contact Webmaster.
JULY 15, 2002
Friend David is trying to track down Rev. Robert Self, who was a
minister in Brookhaven, Mississippi in the 1990s. If you know Rev.
please contact us or give him
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
parents are, but can document that she and Thomas Selph married in
County. They had 6 children including my great grandmother, Sallie or
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
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
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-
I have never seen a picture of them, and I would be glad to pay all
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
OCTOBER 28, 2002
Cousin Angela writes: "Elsy Ann SELF and Jacob Andrew McFarland
SMITH were my ggggrandparents. Their son was my gggrandfather: Elijah
SMITH b. 11 Nov 1856 Morgan Co., MO d. 11 Aug 1931 Marion Co., OR m.
May MURRAY 17 Jan 1885 Marion Co., OR b. 1 May 1868 d. 8 Feb 1913.
other children were Jacob, Joseph, Elizabeth, Tabitha Ann, Agnes,
Julia, Mae, Tom, and William. I don't have much information on their
children, with the exception of some of their spouses last names, and
spouse and some of their children. Most of the information on this
was furnished by Mae (SMITH) HUNTER's daughter. The family moved west
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
be happy to share any other information I have, just beware than I am
the beginning stages and much of my information, while it can provide
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
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
Embley Muckelroy b 4 Feb 1852 in Alabama d.8 Feb 1916 in Jacksonville,
Cherokee, Texas burial at: City Cemetery Jacksonville Tx she married
BRANTLEY Hood. I beleive that she most likely died in texas and all
at not written in stone." Please contact Webmaster.
NOVEMBER 25, 2002
Cousin Carol is looking for the ancestry of Lizzie Self who m.
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
second wife, so Self may not be her maiden name. Please contact Webmaster.
JANUARY 22, 2003
Cousin Joyce writes: "My ggrandmother was Rebecca Pearlee
b June 8 1860, m to James M Lewter/Luter. Daugher's: Mary Ida Lewter
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
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
born around 1970 to 1074. His mother’s name is Catherine and he has a
sister that would have been born around 1983 – 1985. We met in the
Wide Church of God (he’d know what I am talking about). We were great
but I moved from the area in 1992 and we lost touch. I would really
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,
supposedly married a man named Lunsford, then married her
Robert Franklin McAbee, in abt 1887/88 in Marmaduke Arkansas. She was
in Dec 1859, according to the 1900 census for Blue Cane Township, Clay
County Arkansas, although in the 1910 census for Hurricane Township,
County, Arkansas, her age as listed gives a birth year of 1868. Her
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
and her parents are listed as being born in Tennessee in the 1900
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
had at least two sisters according to tradition, one married a man
Langley and had a daughter Sarah who married a Tom Simpson. A Sarah
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.
Self sister supposedly married a Glasgow, their son William Thurston
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
that survived to adulthood, Tidy Mae and my grandfather Jesse McAbee.
FEBRUARY 22, 2003
Cousin Tom is descended from John Jones Stargel of Union County,
His daughter, Louisa, married Elijah Self, son of Job Self. We have
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
it is actually describing Cousin Tom's 4th ggrandparents. Does anyone
an answer to this mystery? Please contact Webmaster.
FEBRUARY 22, 2003
Cousin Barbara is looking for the ancestry of Lois Self. She may
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
McPherson. Please contact Webmaster.
FEBRUARY 23, 2003
Cousin Mildred is looking for information on Samuel B. Self. He
Mary Turner on April 24 1886 in DeKalb in Tenneesse. The family moved
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
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.
had to have been married to Mr. Self in about 1873-4, but by 1880 she
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
Cousin Melba Gene writes: "Sabine Parish [Dead Ends] ALBERT D.
SELF He m. Nov. 11, 1857, Evelyn McLemore. I AM TRYING TO LOCATE
OF THIS FAMILY...EVALINE MCLEMORE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF NICOLAS MCLEMORE
AND ELANE UNKNOWN. SHE IS LISTED ON 1850 SABINE PARISH , LA CENSUS WITH
HER SIBLINGS, STERLING, WILLIAM , ELAS, LAURA , ROBERT AND CHARLES. WE
BELIEVE HER FATHER NICOLAS MCLEMORE WAS EITHER A COUSIN OR BROTHER TO
ANSCESTOR K.J. MCLEMORE ( KETON JONES ) WHO WAS SHERIFF OF SABINE
IN 1850...K.J. AND NICOLAS MCLEMORE FAMILIES LIVE NEXT DOOR TO EACH
ON 1850 CENSUS OF SABINE PARISH. I HAVE NO OTHER INFO ON EVALINE. THE
PARISH WEB SITE HAS THE MARRIAGE RECORD TRANSCRIBED , AND THE COUPLE
MARRIED AT THE HOME OF THE BRIDES FATHER , NICOLAS MCLEMORE,THE DATE IS
THE SAME , HOWEVER THE GROOMS NAME IS GIVEN AS "ALLEN D. SELF"
INSTEAD OF ALBERT D. SELF. Please contact Webmaster.
MAY 18, 2003
Cousin Nicole is looking for parents of Jewel Pearl Self, b. Feb.
in Arkansas and died on April 27,1982 Alameda, California Her mother
Exa Carter Her fathers first name might be Joseph Self. Both were from
Georgia. She Married John Robinson .They lived in California and they
in the 1930 census, Madera County, Chowchilla, California. Her
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
he m. Feb. 8, 1870 in Fayette County, KY., Mary Jane TILLETT, b. 1848
d. July 25, 1915. CHILDREN: 1. Emma b. 1871 2. Joseph b. 1875 3. John
1877 4. Nancy b. 1879 5. William O. b. Oct. 1880 d. May 21, 1923 6.
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.,
of the Charnock Self line. He would like confirmation of this
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
1900 Calhoun Co Al/ED 43/Anniston/HH 187-211/pg 263: SMITH, John
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
Apr 1893 Ga/Ga/Ga Smith, Allise?/dtr/wf age 04 born Aug 1895 Ga/Ga/Ga
Jefferson Co Al/ED 107/Birmingham/HH 278-349/pg 93b: SMITH, John
age 41 Ga/Ga/Ga/M 18yrs Smith, Ruby A/wife/wf age 33 Al/Ga/Ga/ 2 of 3
Louisie E/dtr/wf age 16 Ga/Ga/Al/single Smith, Ruby A/dtr/wf age 14
1920 Etowah Co Al/ED 92/Gadsden City/HH 109-125/pg 57b: SMITH, J
age 51 Ga/Ga/Ga Smith, Ruby/wife/wf age 42 Ga/Ga/Ga 1930 Etowah Co
09/Gadsden/HH 370-388/pg b-ac : SMITH, John G/HH/wm age 61
at age 21 /engineer at ice plant Smith, Ruby/wife/wf age 53
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,
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
Ala but was buried in New Prospect Cemetery, Floyd Co Ga. Both his
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
information on Ruby [Self] Smith's daughters???? Thankyou in
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
daughter of David Goodman born in Mississippi in 1844, removed to St.
Parish and thence to Sabine Parish after the War Between the States.
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
was Nancy Elizabeth Cook, born 2 December 1858 in Sabine Parish. Her
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
after her death he married Nancy Cook. They too married in Many.
thereafter David and Nancy and John and Addie removed to the Choctaw
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
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
NOTE: We have tentatively identified the Selfs mentioned in Cousin
story. They appear to be from the Baxter/John line--the two brothers
were married to Creek descendants (Derrisaw surname) and were greatly
in the history of the Creek Indians. Many members of this family were
to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) and given grants of land there in
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
William D. Self. W.B. Self may be William Baxter Self. Both would be
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
JULY 13, 2003
Cousin Michelle writes: "I am searching for more info on my
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
informed her name was Margaret Gray. Jesse and his family lived in
and Newport , Tennessee. My grandfather was born on Oct.30, 1903. Any
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
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
at the time (air force, I presume) he left when I was 2 years old
and went back to the States, I know he was previously married and had
children from an American spouse...he was in his early forties when I
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
born Sarah J. Self (or Selff) in Nova Scotia, 1851 or 1852; emigrated
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
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
Mary born abt 1813, and living somewhere in Kershaw Co had the
children. dont know the fathers name William Thomas b1838, Stephen b
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
the states. They were all in the 7th Battalion, South Carolina
enfield rifles. Stephen was wounded and lost his right arm. George was
listed as a deserter. Stephen m. nancy stephens? b. 1840 George
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
i found Mary J. b. 1858 He stayed in Kershaw Co. most of his life.
had several children. Charles A. b 1869 George W Jr b. 1872 d 1953
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)
Mary last name possibly Kirby had several children. William Thomas b
George b 1862, John b.1864, Stephen b 1866, Elizabeth b 1868, Nancy b
Mary b 1872 William Thomas is my gggrandfather. He was born in Sumter
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
Union Co NC after he married. Ruth Self b 1901 m Vertis Whitaker.
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
Small. She died in child birth. Docia Myrtle b 1899 married James
Small after Martha died. Edgar Thomas b 1893 Married Ethel Whitaker.
m leroy joyner. William seaborn b 1887 m Janie Hopkins. Ezell and
are my grandfathers parents. My grandfather is John Washington b 1910
Washington and Isadora Addie are my grandmothers parents. My
was Minnie Arminta Self. my grandparents were first cousins. Most of my
family lived their lives in the kershaw co, lancaster co, chester co
union co nc area. they were from the DeKalb, Flatcreek and marshville
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,
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
died and Mrs. A.T. Taylor, m #3 ,W.H. Holland. 30 Jan. 1886. I have
no other records for Arvezana Self Richards Taylor Holland. I do not
where she or her other 2 husbands are buried. She appears to have
in the same area and may be buried in unmarked grave at Harrison
I have not found any other children. I feel there is some type of
relationship with Dicey Self Chandler buried in Harrison Chapel Cem.
was dau of Francis Self & Lydia Gunter and had a sister named
that was born in 1824 in Benton Co. Ala., now Calhoun Co. Several of
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.
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
Houston, Texas. She had the following children: Phoebe Louise (Cole)
(1898-1976); Sis (Cole) Eckles; John; Halley (Cole) Loesher; Abbigale
(married 3 times, the last time she had the surname Cagle). She may
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
The only info I have on him is that either his mother's or sister's
is Pauline and he would be between the age of 80 and possibly 65. Not
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
OCTOBER 25, 2003
Cousin Carol writes: "Maloney Preston was the son of Thurza (James)
(Self) Moore & Josiah Moore born in Greensburg, La. Thurza ,
Maloney Preston, brothers: William & Rollie Self, sisters:
& Lucinda Moore were on the 1860 Census of Louisiana. Maloney was
Memphis, TX when his brother Rollie Died in 1938, in Roswell, NM. I
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.
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
on Lizzie and Thomas Self. The dates I have are pretty close. Thomas
Self was my great grandfather. My records show he was born 1878 and
in 1941. I only have Missouri as the location. He married Mary
"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
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
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
said that he was taken to Commerce, Ga and funeral services were held
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
lived on the mill hill in Chester, SC when he died. The obituary does
a daughter in Commerce, Ga whose name is Eudecia Haynes." Please
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
in the Civil War. Married Mary Susie Hill in April 1, 1860 in Floyd
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
Olden Talmadge Self." Please contact Webmaster.
JANUARY 21, 2004
Cousin Joni is looking for Mary Elen [yes, this is the correct
J. Self, born 1848, in Stanton, IL and died Feb. 23, 1925 in Cedar
MO. She m. June 24, 1867 in Madison County, IL., Joel T. Vansant, b.
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.
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
daughter of Hartwell and Elizabeth
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your time.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
Georgina Self b. 1851 DC
Margaret A Self b. 1855 DC
George W Self b. 1860"
Please contact Webmaster
From Cousin Barb: "LOOKING FOR THE PARENTS OF FANNIE ELIZABETH
BORN JAN 18 1824 POSSIBLY IN VIRGINIA, DIED DEC 06
1900 ELLIOTT CO KY--MARRIED TO BEVERLY
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
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
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
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
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
Cousin LeRoy writes: "The following came from a deed book in Chatham,
Deed Book "L", page 37: May 1800 between
John Rosson Sr of Chatham Co to Bradley Self, my son
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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...
Shalynn writes: "I
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
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
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
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
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.
Cousin Roy writes:
enlisted for 3 months in the Union Army in DC -
6 DC Mil Inf (Batt’n)
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
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
OCTOBER 20, 2007
in Sacramento writes: "I'm trying to find ANYONE related down
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
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.,
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
1844, daughter of JAMES
She was born 23 Dec 1826 in Tennessee,
and died 23 Dec 1911 in Old Wauhillau, Adair County, Oklahoma.
More About AMON
Burial: 1892, Self
Cemetery, Boone County, Arkansas
Members of the Missionary Baptist Church
Church in Boone
Residence: 04 Nov 1869, Pope County, Arkansas
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
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.
Cousin Jerry writes: "William
Anderson Self fought in the
Confederate Army, Co. I - 43rd Alabama Infantry, and was discharged in
1865. William Anderson Self and his wife, Arinda Stacey Self, came to
Stringtown, Indian Territory about 1883. They had left Lamar County,
(about 1881) then homesteaded a farm in Polk County, Arkansas(about
their way to Texas to visit some of William Self’s family they stopped
Stringtown. A sulphur spring located in the area seemed to be
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
through the Indian Territory in the 1870’s. Does anyone know who
William Anderson Self's parents were?" Please
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
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
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
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
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
"Found in the Westmoreland County, VA Census of 1850--their ages
have been translated into rough estimates of birth date..."
Who were Walter D. Self's parents?. Please
"Walter (or Matthew) Self 1815
Susan F. 1846
Compton S. 1848
Virginia A. 1849"
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
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
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 www.findagrave.com, he spelled
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
Douglas Smith. William
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
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
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,
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
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.
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.
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
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
MAY 18, 2015
Cousin Kat would like to know more about Robert A. Self who married Alice Fountain Jenkins in 1953. Please
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,
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