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


Charlie Council Bethea8
 born: 3-6-1879 Monroe Co., Al
died: 1961 in Caddo Mills, Tx.
Buried: IOOF Cemetary
married: Rose Elizabeth Bledsoe in 1904

Charlie Council Bethea8 born: 3-6-1879 Monroe Co., Al died: 1961 in Caddo Mills, Tx. Son of Ausborn Watkins Bethea and Margaret Nettles Buried: IOOF Cemetary. Married Rose Elizabeth Bledsoe in 1904 born: 2-29-1880 in Scott Co., Virginia
died: 1938 in Caddo Mills, Tx. Children:

1. Totsie Marguerite Bethea9 born: 8-29-1906 in Caddo Mills, Tx.
died: 11-16-1983 married: Wright Sockwell 10-7-1933
born: 9-24-1905 died: 11-21-1967

2. Conard Redmon Bethea9 born: 1-16-1910 in Caddo Mills, Tx. died: 9-4-1993
married: Helen Mildred Stephenson 3-12-1932 born: 10-11-1913 died:

3. Odell Bethea9born: 8-26-1912 in Caddo Mills, Tx. died: 1974 married: Jack Briscoe Long
born: 1-8-1909 died: 8-6-1987

4. Nellie Marie Bethea9 born: 1-19-1917 in Caddo Mills, Tx died: 5-30-1993 married: Wilsie Givens Moore born: 7-23-1915 died: 1-1-1986

5. Charles Wray Bethea born: 11-14-1922 in Caddo Mills, Tx.
died: married: Freida Janette Frazier 6-26-1953
born: 9-2-1935 in Greenville, Tx.

"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Sweat Swamp" William Bethea->
 Goodman Bethea4 -> Jesse Bethea5 -> Jesse Council Bethea6 
-> Ausborn Watkins Bethea7  -> 
Charlie Council Bethea8

1st John "English John" Bethea #66 666 b. about 1684


2nd John "Virginia John" Bethea #6 666  b. about 1704 d. 1779


3rd  William "Sweat Swamp" Bethea #6 66601= #666. b. 1726,  d. about  1784


4th Goodman Bethea  #66602 b- oct 1759 S.C. m- Mary Council - 2 children. He served as a Lieutenant in Revolutionary War, he's also on
the 1790 census. Brother to "Devil" John Bethea

5th  Jesse Bethea #666022 not much known about this Jesse, born in S.C.
believed to have removed to Wilcox Co. Al with his son Jesse Council,
possibly buried in unmarked grave in Reaves Chapel Cemetery, Wilcox , Al.

6th   Jesse Council Bethea  #6660221 m- Cynthia Henry (she is rumored to
be related to Patrick Henry) 6 children.


Ausborn Watkins Bethea b.1830 in Monroe Co., Alabama
died 1894 buried in Buena Vista Cemetary m. Margaret Nettles

8th Charlie Council Bethea b. 3-6-1879 Monroe Co., Al
d. 1961 in Caddo Mills, Tx. m. Rose Elizabeth Bledsoe in 1904




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



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