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 DESCENDANT

Sophia Bethea6
b. 5-20-1837, 
m. William Henry Smith


Sophia Bethea Smith6 born 5-20-1837 and died 12-24-1906.
Daughter of Levi Bethea and Mary Ann Bethea. Married William Henry Smith.

Their children are:

1) Samuel Oscar Smith b. 1-27-1858 d. 4-19-1901 
Henry Ellision Smith b. 6-6-1862 d. 7-1-1915 
Amanda June Smith b.  1-15-1856 d. 5-17-1918 
Mary Ida Smith b. 1-5-1860 d. 11-28-1918



"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Buckswamp" John Bethea3 -> 
William Bethea4 -> Levi Bethea5->
Sophia Bethea6


1st John "English John" Bethea  b. about 1684


2nd John "Virginia John" Bethea   b. about 1704 d. 1779


3rd  "Buckswamp" John Bethea settled Buck Swamp abt. 1756 Died 8-12-1821

4th William Bethea b. 8-18-1769 (1) marriage to Miss Crawford
 (2) marriage to Mary (Polly) Shackleford

5th Levi Bethea b. 10-1808 d. 1-4-1852 m. (1) Mary Ann Bethea (2) Mary Shackleford

6th Sophia Bethea b. 5-20-1837, d.12-24-1906 m. William Henry Smith


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



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