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


Liston H. Bethea 8
 Married Irma Lee Potts

Liston H Bethea and Irma Lee Bethea at the time of World War 2. Liston H Bethea, was at Pearl Harbor during the attack and survived.


Left on the Carrier Enterprise, survived Battle of Midway and others. Recipient of the Presidential Citation Award.



 Irma and Liston Bethea. Grankids from left are Christopher Bethea, Rene Bethea, and Kane Bethea, Christmas 1971.


Liston and Irma Bethea in later years


Liston Heanon Bethea8 Son of Jesse Enoch Bethea and Maude Graham(7). Born.10-1-1915 and died.5-14-1992. Married Irma Lee Potts,b.3-18-1917 on 3-8-1938 in Inverness, Florida. Moved to Cal in 1940's. Their children are:

1. Stanley Heanon Bethea99 b.4-26-1943 married (1) Gloria Jeanie Rains
     (b.1-22-1948) They had two children. Stanley is currently married to (2) Judy Marie Plattin (b. 1-16-1952)
     Gwendalyn Rene Bethea(10) b.12-13-1964. She has a son,
         Mario Montana Rocha(11) b. 4-22-1990
  Christopher Wayne Bethea(10) b. 5-7-1971

Thomas Lee Bethea9 b. 2-2-1948 married Janice Marie Williams
     (b.2-9-1951, d.3-19-1984) children are
       Kane Thomas Bethea
10 b.7-13-1971, 
Carrie Jean Bethea10, b.10-11-1972,

Florence Linda Bethea9 b.8-27-1951 married Andy Robert
    Mantlo (b. 2-12-1950) on 10-20-1973 childern are 
    Andrew Robert Mantlo , b. 10-26-1979
    Elizabeth Janine Mantlo , b. 5-14-1982

Jesse Enoch Bethea9 b.7-30-1954





Liston, Thomas, Stanley 

From left is Stanley Bethea, Florence Bethea, Thomas Bethea. Easter 1953.


English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Buckswamp" John Bethea3->
Parker Bethea4 -> John Harllee Bethea5 -> James John Bethea6 -> Jesse Enoch Bethea7 -> Liston H.Bethea8


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 Parker Bethea  b. 3-17-1790, d. 12-27-1867 

5th John Harllee Bethea b. 9-2-1815, d. 9-7-1894 m. Catherine Ann Roberts.

6th James John Bethea  b.12-2-1862 d. ? Married Martha Louisa Roberts.

7th Jesse Enoch Bethea b. 2-2-1892 d. 04-29-1924 m. Maude Graham

8th Liston H. Bethea  b.10-1-1915 d.5-14-1992
Married Irma Lee Potts



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



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