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


6th Generation in North American

Philip Walter Bethea(6) 
b. 11-5-1828
d. 5-23-1915
m. Anna Margaret Smith

Philip Walter Bethea Son of Elisha Cochrane Bethea and Martha Ann Walter
 b. 11-5-1828 d. 5-23-1915 m. Anna Margaret Smith

1) George C. Bethea

2) Ashbury L. Bethea

3) Elizabeth Bethea

4) Nannie Wannamaker Bethea married Josiah Williams in the 1890s

5) Mary Lillian Bethea b. 5-12-1878 at Mallory, South Carolina and
 died 1-13-1975. She married George Robert Williams on 12-3-1896

6) George C. Bethea

7) Picket Philip Bethea b.5-21-1867 d. 4-29-1943 m. Mattie Lee Rogers


See the Rembert Genealogical Database

 dated 7 FEB 2000's for more info on this downline.


"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Buck Swamp" John Bethea->
"Catfish" Philip Bethea4 -> Elisha Bethea5 -> Philip W. Bethea

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


Philip Walter Bethea b. 11-5-1828 d. 5-23-1915 m. Anna Margaret Smith



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



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