Bethea Family Genealogy

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10th Generation in North America

Thomas Ray Stafford III(10)
b. 11/16/1962

Thomas Ray Stafford III (10) Son of Margaret Emily (Bethea) and Thomas Ray Stafford, Jr.

"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Buck Swamp" John Bethea->
"Catfish" Philip Bethea4 -> Elisha Bethea5 -> Rev. Robert Bethea-> James Elisha Bethea7 ->
James Elam Bethea-> Margaret Emily Bethea Stafford 9
->Thomas Ray Stafford III10


1st John "English John" Bethea  b. about 1684 died sometime after 1750. Married the Widow lady Upton

2nd John "Virginia John" Bethea   b. about 1704 d. 1779 married Sarah Darby Bishop


"Buck Swamp" John Bethea b. abt. 1740 d. 7-12-1821 m. Absala Parker

4th Philip Bethea b. April 25,1781 d. Nov. 22, 1875 m. Rachel Cochrane settled Cat Fish Place (near Latta), SC 

5th  Elisha Cochrane Bethea K2265 b. 2-28-1807 d. 4-5-1886 m. Martha Ann Walter


Robert Bethea  b. 12,1831 d. 12-05-1913 Summit, Miss. m. Mary Legette 1852 

7th James Elisha Bethea b. 7-19-1872  Married Clarmon Elam.

8th James Elam Bethea b. 6-26-1907

9th Margaret Emily Bethea Stafford b. July 7, 1942

10th Thomas Ray Stafford III b. 11/16/1962


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