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

Nathan Thomas Bethea11
b. 1/8/79


Nathan Thomas Bethea11 b. 1/8/79 Son of James LaMarr Bethea

One son Benjamin James Bethea born 05-10-2007



"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 -> James LaMarr Bethea10 -> Nathan Thomas Bethea11 


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. 


10th James LaMarr Bethea10 b. 01/04/43 d. 07/05/92 


11th Nathan Thomas Bethea11 b. 1/8/79



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



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