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

Jesse Cade Bethea7
b. 07-27-1853 
d. 05-11-1898
m. Bessie Clanton




"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  William Bethea-> "Devil" John Bethea4 ->
Cade Bethea5 -> John Washington Bethea6 -> Jesse Cade Bethea7

Jesse Cade Bethea Born 07-27-1853 and died 05-11-1898 (died of a snake bite). Son of John Washington Bethea and Jeanette Bethea. Married Bessie Clanton (b.03-11-1861 d. 05-13-1946) Buried Vahalla Cemetery, St. Louis Missouri

1) Jessie Gilmer Bethea b.12-03-1882 d. 12-22-1903

2) John Washington Bethea b. 07-15-1885 d. 12-05-1919 (of pneumonia) buried Vahalla Cemetery
3) Lucille (Bethea) Hilleman b. 05-08-1892 d. 01-16-1989 m. 10-21-1911 Rudolph Martin Hilleman (b. 11-10-1890 d. 04-14-1980) buried Vahalla cemetery
4) Bessie Gilmer (Bethea) Dupree, b. 07-20-1897 d. 08-09-1951 Buried Vahalla Cemetery m. William Addison Dupree b. 09-10-1898 d.?
1st John "English John" Bethea  


2nd John "Virginia John" Bethea


3rd  William "Sweat Swamp" Bethea .


4th "Devil" John Bethea  b.1752
American Revolutionary Patriot

5th Cade Bethea b. 1792 SC d. 9/12/1867

6th John Washington Bethea b. 1821 SC d. 4/6/1874 SC

7th Jesse Cade Bethea b. 07-27-1853 d. 05/11/1898 m. Bessie Clanton




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



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