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
Mary Josephine (Bethea) Conaulty 10  
b. 05/12/34 d. 01/31/87 



Mary Josephine (Bethea) Conaulty 10 b. 05/12/34 d. 01/31/87. Daughter of Clarence LaMarr Bethea9 and Mabel Edith Rich.



"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Sweat Swamp" William Bethea->"Devil John" Bethea 4 -> William Bethea5 -> Tristram Bethea 6 -> Tristram Pinkney Bethea7 -> Columbus Lee Bethea8 -> Clarence LaMarr Bethea9  -> Mary Josephine (Bethea) Conaulty 10


1st John "English John" Bethea  b. about 1684


2nd John "Virginia John" Bethea   b. about 1704 d. 1779


3rd  William "Sweat Swamp" Bethea  b. 1726,  d. about  1784


4th Bethea, John  "Devil John" (b. Oct. 1752) m. Mary Henegan (4th)  

5th Bethea, William  (b. 7-23-1775) m. Olivia Pearce , Sarah Hargrove  (5th)

6th Bethea, Tristram (b. Dec. 3 , 1802) m. Nancy McLaurin, Sarah Todd (6th)


TRISTRAM PINKNEY BETHEA (b. 1836- d. 1917) m. Rebecca Vise



COLUMBUS LEE BETHEA8 b. Sept. 4, 1877  -  d. April 4, 1911 Married to Maggie Whittington.  Died April 4, 1911 at age of thirty-three. One male child, Clarence LaMarr Bethea9



Clarence LaMarr Bethea9 born Sept. 22, 1911 died. Feb. 15, 1996 married Mabel Edith Rich. They have 6 children. 

Richard Lee Bethea10 b. 08/18/31 d. 12/02/84 @ age 52
Mary Josephine (Bethea)
Conaulty 10 b. 05/12/34 d. 01/31/87 @ age 52
Ruth Ann (Bethea) Hensley 10 b. 09/12/37 Currently resides in Pasadena, Texas
Carolyn Sue (Bethea) Rose10 b. 12/21/40 Currently resides in Wichita, Kansas 
James LaMarr Bethea10 b. 01/04/43 d. 07/05/92 @ age 49  
Kathryn Jean (Bethea) Bevan10 b. 12/06/52 Currently resides in Humble, Texas


10th Mary Josephine (Bethea) Conaulty 10  b. 05/12/34 d. 01/31/87




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



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