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

7th Generation in North American

Ida Alma BetheaWillis7 
b. 01-9-1891 in Dillon SC; d. 6-20-1976 Marianna FL Married Robert Allen Willis of Greenwood FL 




Ida Alma BetheaWillis7 Daughter of David McLeod Bethea
Born 01-9-1891 in Dillon SC and died 6-20-1976 Marianna FL. Married Robert Allen Willis of Greenwood FL. Three children: 

1) Robert Allen Willis Jr., b. 10-13-1917. Married 1941 Ray Britt in Glasgow KY. (8th)

2) Florence Bethea Willis Ziegler, b. 12-09-18 Greenwood FL; m 1947 Greenwood FL (8th)

3) Ida Bethea Willis Wells Patterson, b. 9-05-22 (m1) James M Wells (d) (m2) A.M. Patterson (d) (8th)


John "English John" Bethea1 -> "Virginia John" Bethea2 "Buckswamp" John Bethea3-> Philip Bethea4
Col. James Robert Bethea5 -> David McLeod Bethea6 ->
Ida Alma Bethea Willis7


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

4th Philip Bethea b. April 25,1781 d. Nov. 22, 1875 m. Rachel Cochrane

5th Col. James Robert Bethea b. Aug. 23, 1809 d. Sep. 24, 1878
 m. Mary Catherine McLeon 

6th Bethea, David McLeod b 4-2-1853, Dillon, SC; Married 1878; d. 5-30-1920 in Albuquerque, NM. Buried Latta SC (6th)

7th Bethea, Ida Alma Willis b. 01-9-1891 in Dillon SC; (Married Robert Allen Willis of Greenwood FL); d. 6-20-1976 Marianna FL (7th)



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



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