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


Ida Bethea Willis Wells Patterson8
 b 9-05-22 M: James M Wells (d) & A.M. Patterson (d) (Port St Joe, FL) 

Ida Bethea Willis Wells Patterson8 Daughter of Ida Alma (Bethea) Willis and Robert Allen Willis. Born 9-05-22 Married (1) James M Wells (d) & (2) A.M. Patterson (d) (Port St Joe, FL). Children :

1) James MacSherry Wells (wife Sharon) b. 04-03-49, Jr of Beaufort NC (9th)
Florence Matilda Wells Andrews, b 09-08-51 (resides Louisville KY) (9th)
3) Patricia McLeod Wells Coley b. 10-31-52; resides Raleigh NC (9th)


John "English John" Bethea1 -> "Virginia John" Bethea2 "Buckswamp" John Bethea3-> Philip Bethea4
Col. James Robert Bethea5 -> David McLeod Bethea6 -> Ida Alma Willis7->  
 Ida Bethea Willis Wells Patterson8


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

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

8th Ida Bethea Willis Wells Patterson8 b 9-05-22 M: James M Wells (d)




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



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