This photo was taken from the photographs of Sheriffs of Sabine Parish which hangs on the wall of the parish office building. He was the first sheriff of the parish, the first superintendent of parish schools, and was state representative from the parish in the 1990s. During the Civil War for Southern Independence he was a Major in the 17th Louisiana infantry. He was wounded on the second day of the battle of Shiloh and sent home to die. My great grandmother operated on him at home, removed a piece of his holster that the doctors had missed at Vicksburg; he got well and went on to become sheriff.
at Many, Sabine Parish, Lousiana USA
RobertC. Stokes Most of the information is old since I have been working on other projects but you may want to check my website at [external link]. Click on the "Related Families" in the menu. The "Descendants of William Self" gives most of the information that I have. I would like to hear from you if you are from this line of Selfs. David Washington Self was my Great Grandfather. You can reach me at my internet address, [contact link]
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