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


Charles Ellis Bethea(8)
b. 3-29-1862, d. 1954
Married Mary Belle Manning (1-9-1912)

Charles Ellis Bethea(8) b. 3-29-1862, d. 1954 Son of William Ellis Bethea and Clandia Spinks Married Mary Belle Manning (1-9-1912)

William Spinks Bethea (9) b. 10-3-1912 d. 8-24-1955
John Manning Bethea (9) b. 10-3-1912, d. 3-5-1913

"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Buck Swamp" John Bethea->
"Catfish" Philip Bethea4 -> Elisha Bethea5 -> Elisha Bethea Jr.6 -> William Ellis Bethea7
Charles Ellis Bethea8


1st John "English John" Bethea  b. about 1684 died sometime after 1750. Married the Widow lady Upton

2nd John "Virginia John" Bethea   b. about 1704 d. 1779 married Sarah Darby Bishop


"Buck Swamp" John Bethea b. abt. 1740 d. 7-12-1821 m. Absala Parker

4th Philip Bethea b. April 25,1781 d. Nov. 22, 1875 m. Rachel Cochrane settled Cat Fish Place (near Latta), SC 

5th  Elisha Cochrane Bethea K2265 b. 2-28-1807 d. 4-5-1886 m. Martha Ann Walter


Elisha Cochrane Bethea Jr.

7th William Ellis Bethea b. 3-29-1862  m(1) Clandia Spinks
8th Charles Ellis Bethea b. 3-29-1862, d. 1954 Married Mary Belle Manning


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



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