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


3rd Generation in North America
"Sweatswamp" William Bethea3 
settled on Sweat Swamp
married Mary Henagan 



William Bethea3 was the son of "Virginia" John Bethea2 and settled on Sweat Swamp and owned 1500 acres. He had a brother, "Buckswamp" John Bethea3, and at least 2 sisters, Anna Bethea (Rogers)3 and Mary Bethea (Rogers)3. William Bethea  married Sara Goodman and had four sons and two daughters., 
1) "Devil" John Bethea4, b.1752 married Mary Henagan
2) Goodman Bethea4
b. 10-1759 S.C. m- Mary Council
3) Philip Bethea4
4) Jesse Bethea4 , b. 8-27-1763 m. Celia Harrelson

5) Martha Bethea4 b. ca 1765 & d. aft. 1807, she mar. Othneil Trawick.
6) Charity Bethea
4 b. 12-2-1772, d. after 12-14-1839 in Columbus Co.,Miss., m(1) Henry H Hybert (Hubert).


"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Sweatswamp" William Bethea3


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







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




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