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
8th GENERATION DESCENDANTS
Chesley Bethea / Bethay 8
|John Chesley Bethea / Bethay 8#66602212 / 4 Son of Goodman H. Bethea7 , was born oct, 1856 m. Laura Bell Dutton. 10 children including Fletcher Knox Bethay9|
John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2
-> "Sweat Swamp" William Bethea3 ->
Goodman Bethea4 -> Jesse Bethea5 -> Jesse Council Bethea6 ->Goodman H. Bethea7 -> John Chesley Bethay/Bethea8
"English John" Bethea #66 666 b. about 1684
"Virginia John" Bethea
#6 666 b. about 1704 d. 1779
"Sweat Swamp" Bethea
#6 66601= #666. b. 1726, d. about 1784
Bethea #66602 b-
oct 1759 S.C. m- Mary Council - 2 children
poss more. He served as a Lieutenant in Revolutionary War, he's also on
the 1790 census. Brother to Devil John
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.
Council Bethea #6660221
m- Cynthia Henry (she is rumored to
be related to Patrick Henry) 6 children.
H. Bethea #66602212
abt 1825 (He served in the Mexican wars
and was mustered out of service in Memphis). 6 children
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