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

12th Generation in North America
Gregory Lewis Diaz Jr12
b 12-8-1995



"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  William Bethea-> "Devil" John Bethea4 ->
Cade Bethea5 -> John Washington Bethea6 ->

Mary Ellen Bethea Medlin7 -> Carlton BETHEA MEDLIN8 -> MARY CAROLINE MEDLIN GRAY9
FREIDA ARLENE GRAY10 -> Nicole Gray Diaz11 -> Gregory Lewis Diaz Jr12


Gregory Lewis Diaz, Nicole Gray Diaz. Middle female, Kerry Danielle Boos, now Catalina Angelique Diaz. Bottom row, Gregory Lewis Diaz Jr., Mariah Elena Diaz and Michael Derek Diaz. This was taken in 1999.

Gregory Lewis Diaz Jr12
b 12-8-1995 Son of NICOLE GRAY DIAZ and Gregory Lewia Diaz.

1st John "English John" Bethea  


2nd John "Virginia John" Bethea


3rd  William "Sweat Swamp" Bethea .


4th "Devil" John Bethea  b.1752
American Revolutionary Patriot

5th Cade Bethea b. 1792 SC d. 9/12/1867

6th John Washington Bethea b. 1821 SC d. 4/6/1874 SC

7th MARY ELLEN BETHEA MEDLIN b 4-2-1862, d 2-4-1936
8th CARLTON BETHEA MEDLIN b 10-19-1893, d 2-26-1924 married Mary Claudine Webster

b 12-11-1917, d 3-13-2000  
Married Fred Little Gray
10th FREIDA ARLENE GRAY b 8-20-1944

11th NICOLE GRAY DIAZ, b 2-23-1967 Married Gregory Lewis Diaz






12th Gregory Lewis Diaz Jr b 12-8-1995




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



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