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 American


Robert Eugene (Gene) Bethea10
born Jan. 16 ,1944
married Frances Adair


Robert Eugene and Frances Adair Bethea

Robert Eugene (Gene) Bethea10 b. 01-16-1944 Son of Dr. Willard Bethea and Marceline Cook married Frances Adair

1) Trevor Dorn Bethea (11)
2) Brandon Todd Bethea (11)
3) Jennifer Bethea (11)

Lower left:  Gene Bethea, Everly Rose Hamm, and Fran BetheaTop left:  Polly D'Avignon, Trevor Bethea, Jennifer Bethea Hamm, Jeff Hamm, Margaret Bethea, Brandon Bethea


"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Sweat Swamp" William Bethea3  -> "Devil John" Bethea 4 -> William Bethea5 -> Tristram Bethea 6 -> Tristram Pinkney Bethea7 ->
Albert Samuel Bethea8 -> Dr. Willard Bethea9
-> Robert Eugene Bethea10



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



ALBERT SAMUEL BETHEA8 (b. August 28, 1884 - d. Sept. 9, 1951) Married to Armanda Elizabeth Ellis and they had several children including Willard Bethea9, Gordie Lee Bethea 9 , Ivy Bethea9, Rebecca Bethea9, T.P. Bethea9, Wilson Bethea9, Monroe Bethea9 
, and Olga Bethea Ellis9

9th Dr. Willard Bethea9 Born 11-19-1916 Died 08- 29-1992
10th Robert Eugene Bethea10 b. 01-16-1944


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



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