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
|TRISTRAM PINKNEY BETHEA SR.6, the son of William (b.
5-23-1775) and Olivia Pearce Bethea5 was born Dec 3, 1802, first married in
Marion County, South Carolina to
Nancy McLaurin. They had a two children as follows:
1) William McLaurin Bethea7, b. 12-13-1826,Marion
County, SC; d. Greensboro, GA
Their four children, as shown on the 1850 Census were as follows:
Ann Bethea7, b.
John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2
-> "Sweat Swamp" William Bethea3 ->"Devil
John" Bethea 4 ->
Bethea Sr. 6
"English John" Bethea b. about 1684
"Virginia John" Bethea
b. about 1704 d. 1779
"Sweat Swamp" Bethea
b. 1726, d. about 1784
John "Devil John" (b. Oct. 1752) m. Mary Henegan (4th)
William (b. 7-23-1775) m. Olivia Pearce , Sarah Hargrove (5th)
Tristram (b. Dec. 3 , 1802) m. Nancy McLaurin, Sarah Todd (6th)
|THE WESTWARD MOVE|
Map of Tristram's branch movement west starting in Marion Coutry, SC. By the time of the US Census of 1850, they were living in Meriwether County, GA. Tristram's son Tristram Pinkney7 continued west to Arkansas.
Copyright 2010 by T. P. Bethea, Jr., Monroe, Louisiana
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