Bethea Family

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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 Sept. 8, 1887,
Died May 21, 1944
Married to Sarah Ruth Berry

, born Sept. 8, 1887, died May 21, 1944 Son of DIXON PIERCE BETHEA and 
Nancy Elizabeth (Plair) Married to Sarah Ruth (Berry) Bethea,(b. Jan 12, 1898 d. March 31, 1936) They had five children:

Clara Cleo Bethea,
Earl Walter Bethea
 Vergie Marie Bethea,
William Odell Bethea
Louis Edwin Bethea.


"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Sweat Swamp" William Bethea->"Devil John" Bethea 4 -> William Bethea5 -> Tristram Bethea 6 -> Dixon Pierce Bethea->JOSEPH EDGAR 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 Bethea.b. 1843 He married Nancy Elizabeth (Plair) 


8th JOSEPH EDGAR BETHEA, born Sept. 8, 1887, died May 21, 1944 Married to Sarah Ruth (Berry) Bethea,(b. Jan 12, 1898 d. March 31, 1936)


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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