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


born June 9, 1891
died 1943

married to Ruby Lee (George) Bethea



8, born June 9, 1891, died 1943. Son of DIXON PIERCE BETHEA and 
Nancy Elizabeth (Plair). Married to Ruby Lee (George) Bethea b. 1900 d. Sept. 9, 1965. They had six children:

1) Arline Bethea Vickers
2) Arthur Dixon Bethea
3) Helen Bethea
4) Billy Bethea
5) Faye Bethea

6) Warren Bethea



"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Sweat Swamp" William Bethea->"Devil John" Bethea 4 -> William Bethea5 -> Tristram Bethea 6 -> Dixon Pierce Bethea-> Albert Henry Bethea8


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


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


3rd  William "Sweat Swamp" Bethea  b. 1726,  d. about  1784


4th Bethea, John  "Devil John" (b. Oct. 1752) m. Mary Henegan (4th)  

5th Bethea, William  (b. 7-23-1775) m. Olivia Pearce , Sarah Hargrove  (5th)

6th Bethea, Tristram (b. Dec. 3 , 1802) m. Nancy McLaurin, Sarah Todd (6th)


Dixon Pierce Bethea7 .b. 1843 He married Nancy Elizabeth (Plair) 


8th ALBERT HENRY BETHEA, b. June 9, 1891, d. 1943. Married to Ruby Lee (George) Bethea b. 1900 d. Sept. 9, 1965.



Map of Tristram Bethea6'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 sons Tristram Pinkney7 and Dixon Pierce Bethea7 continued west to Arkansas. 




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



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