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Robert Selfe Memorial

The current Self family project for our group is the Robert Selfe Memorial. We are purchasing a 14" X 22" engraved bronze plaque mounted upon a 24" X 26" Granite slab, and will have it placed in the Yeocomico Church Cemetery, Westmoreland County, Virginia, on the 24th of April, 2004, at the 7th Annual Gathering of Self Family researchers.

The Yeocomico Church and Cemetery, laying virtually adjacent to the Robert Selfe patent, surely was the family Church and burial site. Very few tombstones of any significant age remain intact in this cemetery. It's for sure those monuments placed by our ancestors 250 - 350 years ago are long gone. This project will insure our early family is remembered for the next 200 years.

Approval has been given by the Cemetery Board of the Yeocomico Church, for us to place the Robert Selfe Memorial in the graveyard, next to the wall, on the east side of the Church.

Revised cost projections for this project run between $1900 and $2000.00, including shipping from Georgia, unloading, and placing onsite in the Cemetery. The money needed for this project can be easily raised, we believe, by contributions from the group. Any monies raised in excess of the amount needed, should this happen, will be applied to the Thelma Nolan Cornfeld Scholarship Award.

We plan to post the names of all the family contributors on a special page on the Self Family homepage.

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IN COMMEMORATION OF

ROBERT SELFE

ABOUT 1630 -1717

DEDICATED TO OUR IMMIGRANT ANCESTOR WHO CAME TO THE VIRGINIA COLONIES IN THE 1650'S; HIS WIVES MARY AND JANE, AND SONS ROBERT, JOHN, STEPHEN, AND WILLIAM.

DEDICATED THIS 24th DAY OF APRIL, 2004 BY THE PROUD DESCENDANTS AND MEMBERS OF THE SELF FAMILY NEWSLETTER.

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Memorial Study

Since we have no positive dates, we need to make a few logical deductions. We'll use 25 years as the age for their first record, and go back to an alleged birth-date or birth-order.

Robert Selfe was born about 1630 (1655 first record or thereabouts - 25 years), we assume, in England. We believe he was first married to a Mary ______(), and secondly to Jane _______, born 1643(). Our first record of him in America is in 1665, the date of the patent of his 300 acres. With his death coming in 1717. His four known children are: Ref; v1 p55, v6 p92, v8 p67, v9 p14.

Robert Self, born ca. 1673 (adult in 1793 - 25 years)Descent by deed of 1711. Ref: SFN v1 p54, v6 p93, v9 p96.

John Self, born ca. 1674 (adult in 1699 - 25 years), died 1733.(will) Descent by deed of 1704 and by fathers will. Wife was Sussannah Blentone. Ref: SFN v1 p10, v8 p67, v1 p55, v9 p16, v1 p33.

Stephen Self, born ca. 1675. Descent by deed and by fathers will. Ref: SFN v8 p67, v9 p96, v12 p85.

William Self, born ca. 1677 (adult in 1702 - 25 years)descent by deed. Ref: v1 p10, v12 p86.

In 1688 there is mention of a Christopher Selfe, age about 14, who is a witness in a trial in which Robert Selfe was the juror. (Can he do that?) This Christopher Selfe is not named anywhere as a child of Robert Selfe.


Self Family Links

Self Family Newsletter
The Official Homepage of the Self - Selph families of the world.
SELF-2004 The Gathering in Virginia
The 6th Annual Gathering of Self Family descendants and researchers.
"old site" Self Family Newsletter
The old original site of the Self Family Newsletter

CONTRIBUTORS LIST

We are now seeking serious Self / Selph researchers, dedicated to preservation of the Self family name and records. The amount of the contribution is not material. We are currently listing contributions to insure all have their name listed and to have accountability of my math.

$50.00 Kenneth & Maurine Self, CA.
$33.00 June Selph Adams, GA.
$28.50 Wahnetah K. Selph, VA.
$113.00 D. Richard Self, FL.
$100.00 Daniel & Cheryl McCarthy, GA.
$12.00 Barbara Self, VA.
$25.00 Susan Self Jacklin, FL.
$113.00 Paula-Jo Cahoon, CA.
$20.00 Henry D. Wilson, KY.
$4.00 Lucille Wray, VA.
$100.00 Robert L. Self, TX.
$20.00 Norman T. Self, TX.,
$28.00 Dennis H. Self, FL.
$40.00 Kathie Self, MD.
$18.00 Patricia Holland, MD.
$13.00 Barry Self, TN.
$5.00 Dorotha Hurd, TX.
$6.00 Allorah Jo Byrnes, CO.
$8.00 Faye Shankle, ID.
$8.00 Fred Self, TX.
$18.00 Thomas C. Self, AL.
$50.00 Andrew H. Selph, VA.
$10.00 Doris Self-Redford, TX.
$108.00 Nancy Ramsey, AL.
$22.00 Allyn & Linda Self, KS.
$20.00 Robert & Rita Helwig, MO.
$20.00 Bill Harwell, VA.
$12.00 David & Carol Self, NC.
$50.00 Billy & Gereline Selph, GA.
$50.00 Jack Selph jr & Patsy L. Selph, GA.
$60.00 Dr. James A. Selph, VA.
$28.00 Lanny & Diane Taylor, VA.
$148.00 Pass the hat at Self family meeting on April 26th.
$25.00 Larry R. Brown, AL.
$50.00 Pamela Self Reynolds, SC.
$20.00 Paul H. Self, TX.
$2.00 Peggy McLemore, AL.
$2.00 Elizabeth McDonald, TX.
$2.00 Mary Rose Martin, KY.
$10.00 Annie Self Arnold, NC.
$5.00 Vonda Dihm, AL.
$25.00 Dewitt Self, AL.
$3.00 Edna Earle James, AL.,
$2.00 Walter Jones, AL.
$3.00 Babs Christy, AL.
$3.00 Nina Fincher, TX.
$2.00 Cecil Stringer, AL.
$20.00 Barbara Hamman, TX.
$3.00 Sue F. Carroll, IN.
$50.00 Capt. William Self, MD.
$3.00 Babs Christy, AL.
$13.00 Jodi Selph King, NY.
$2.00 Evelyn Thompson, OK.
$13.00 Annabelle Shelton, SC.
$2.00 Jill Hardy, NV.
$2.00 Shirley McMahan, CA.
$2.00 Evelyn Bailey, IN.
$13.00 David M. Newlin, TX.
$2.00 Tom Rowlett, AR.
$3.00 Sue Ferguson, ID.
$25.00 Jamie Logsdon, KY.,
$50.00 Richard Self, VA.
$2.00 Milton Cameron, OR.,
$20.00 Jerry Self, NC.
$100.00 Kay Stevens - MN.
$2.00 Nancy Kolstad - CA.
$8.00 Ann Taylor - NC.
$5.00 Virginia Hayes - OK.
$2.00 Joyce Stimson - TX.
$25.00 Kim Self Hughes - AL.
$2.00 Carol Kaufman - OR.
$10.00 Clara Harris - TX.
$8.00 Barry Self - TN.
$66.00 Louise Smith - AL.
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$1947.50 + as of 09 April 2004


Expenses:

$100.00 Donation Yeocomico Church
$838.68 Cartersville Monument (Bronze)
$828.18 Bristow-Faulkner (Granite and setting)
$104.50 Montross Monument (four corner "s")
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$1863.36 so far as of 09 April 2004


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