Bethea Family

Genealogy Website

This is a history of the descendents of an Englishman who crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Great Britain to Virginia about 1700. The Bethea family expanded and grew over the last three hundred years.

The Bethea Family in North America

1700 - 2000

10th Generation in North America
Debra Bethea Lodge


"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Sweat Swamp" William Bethea->"Devil John" Bethea 4 -> John Bethea5 -> William Walker Bethea6 -> John Franklin Bethea7 -> John Franklin Bethea Jr.8 -> Charlie Andrew Bethea9 -> Debra (Bethea) 10

1st English John Bethea b. 1684


2nd John Bethea (Virginia John) 


3rd William Bethea (Sweat Swamp) b. 1725


4th Devil John Bethea b. 1752 d. 1812 m. Mary Hennegan b. 1756


5th John Bethea b. 10-20-1787 m. Hannah Walker




William Walker Bethea b. 12-25-1813 m. Mary Bethea b.8-27-1835





John Franklin Bethea (Dr. Frank) b. 7-2-1837  m. Hannah Jane Bethea b.12-3-1846 daughter of Dr. Alfred Walker(5th)
and Flora Jane Bethea (Marlboro 6th)



John Franklin Bethea Jr. b. 2-10-1876 m. Eugenie Margaret Smith b. 7-1-1879



Charlie and Gertrude(Watkins) Bethea, 1982

Charlie Andrew Bethea b. 7-4-1916 m. Gertrude Clara Ethlyn Watkins b. 4-8-1917



Children of Charlie and Gertrude Bethea
Top Row, Left To Right: Charles, Virginia, John
Second Row, Left To Right: Betty , Joyce & Debbie


Debra Bethea Lodge 


Grandchildren of Charlie and Gertrude Bethea
 (1 is absent, also includes 1 step and
1 adopted)



Significant Places Research Publications A Bethea Story Bethea Family English John Bethea



Copyright  2010 by T. P. Bethea, Jr., Monroe, Louisiana
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