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
Samuel Austin Smith10 
b. 9-10-1948


  Samuel Austin Smith Jr.10  b. 9-10-1948. Son of Samuel Austin Smith and Mary Lonnie Flannagan. Married Virginia Louise Woodroof (b. 11-1-1946) Their children are:

1) Samuel Stephen Smith(11) b. 9-1-1973 
2) Sarah Virginia Smith(11) b. 6-17-1976 Name changed to Campbell about 1985

Remarried Bobbie Louise Terry (b. 1-23-1952) at Deep Run Hunt Club, Manakin Road , Manakin-Sabot, VA on 5-17-1985

Levi Bethea (5th) b. 10-1808 d. 1-4-1852

"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Buckswamp" John Bethea3 -> 
William Bethea4 -> Levi Bethea5->
Sophia Bethea6 -> Samuel Oscar Smith 7


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


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


3rd  "Buckswamp" John Bethea settled Buck Swamp abt. 1756 Died 8-12-1821

4th William Bethea b. 8-18-1769 (1) marriage to Miss Crawford
 (2) marriage to Mary (Polly) Shackleford

5th Levi Bethea b. 10-1808 d. 1-4-1852 m. (1) Mary Ann Bethea(6th) (2) Mary Shackleford

Mary Ann Bethea (6th)  
b. 8-28-1818 d. 11-1-1888

"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Sweat Swamp" William Bethea->
"Devil John" Bethea 4 -> John Bethea5


1st English John Bethea b. 1684


2nd John Bethea (Virginia John) 


3rd William Bethea (Sweatswamp) 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

6th Levi Bethea b. 10-1808 d. 1-4-1852 m. (1) Mary Ann Bethea(6th) (2) Mary Shackleford


6th Sophia Bethea b. 5-20-1837, d.12-24-1906 m. William Henry Smith

7th Samuel Oscar Smith b. 1-27-1858,d. 4-19-1901,m. Margaret Emma Tart

8th Stephen Lane Smith b. 10-31-1879 m. Annie Victoria Edwards

9th Samuel Austin Smith b. 9-3-1901

10th Samuel Austin Smith Jr. b. 9-10-1948

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



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