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

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


Rev. Robert C. Bethea Son of Elisha Cochrane Bethea and Martha Ann Walter b. 12,1831 d. 12-05-1913 Summit, Miss. m. Mary Elisabeth Legette 1852 

1) Richard Wilkinson Bethea (7), b: 4-21-1853 d: 11-5-1930 McComb, Miss
m: in McComb, Miss Alice Porter (b:7-1-1851 d:8-17-1912 McComb, Miss, m2.
Eliza Linder
2) Perley B. Bethea (7), b. 10-2-1855. d. 11-12-1861
3) Dr. John Walter Bethea (7),  b. 4-20-1858, d. 6-18-1904 Magnolia, MS
4) Lauretta A. Bethea (7), b. 9-30-1862 d. 1-1-1863
5) Ella Bethea (7), b. 11-4-1864 d. 1945 m. Samuel C. Sample 9-19-1900
6) Martha May Bethea (7), , b. 8-20-1869 d. 2-2-1955 m. Wliiam Trawick Griffin 12-04-1944
7) James E. Bethea (7), b. 7-19-1872 d. 02-07-1943
8) Robert Merrick Bethea (7), b.11-12-1876, d. 6-8-1905

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


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



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



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