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


8th Generation in North American

Robert Chesley Bethea8
 b. 04-09-1872 - Little Rock, S.C. d.11-21-1931 Marion, S.C.

m. Annie Elizabeth Price



Robert Chesley Bethea and Annie Elizabeth Price had the following children:

  1.  ARTHUR LEON BETHEA was born on 14 Jun 1897. He died on 04 Jun 1938. He married EVA JEWEL BAILEY.

  2.  HARVEY CARROLL BETHEA was born on 14 Dec 1898. He died on 22 July 1981. He married MARY BLUE.

  3.  BERTHA LEONA2 BETHEA was born on 10 Aug 1901. She died on 31 Jan 1979.

  4.  ANNIE MAE BETHEA was born on 25 Oct 1903. She died on 02 Nov 1978. She married LYNN LEE LLOYD.

  5.  ISLA BETHEA was born on 15 Jan 1906. She died about 1907.

  6. JOHN WESLEY BETHEA was born on 10 Nov 1907. He died on 18 Jul 1953. He married BELVIN BRACEY.

  7.  MARY KATE BETHEA was born on 26 Sep 1909. She died on 01 May 1998. She married WILLIE HENRY WOODLE.

  8. LILLIAN BETHEA was born on 07 Jun 1912. She died on 21 Mar 1913.

  9. ROBERT CHESLEY BETHEA JR. was born on 02 Apr 1914. He died on 01 Nov 1936. He married ALICE BAXLEY.

  10. EVANDER PHILIP BETHEA was born on 22 Nov 1917. He died on 14 Jun 1990. He married FLOSSIE MORRIS.



"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  William Bethea-> "DEVIL" John Bethea4 ->
William Bethea5
   ->Jesse Bethea6  ->  John Colin Bethea7  -> Robert Chesley 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 "DEVIL" John Bethea  b.1752 American Revolutionary Patriot


5th William Bethea  b. 5-23-1775  d. 02/06/1828 Little Rock, Marion S.C.  m. Olivia Pearce b. 11/23/1797  Marion S.C. d. 09/01/1817 Little Rock, Dillion, S.C.


6th  Jesse Bethea  b. 05-22-1807 d. 01-04-1876 m. Christian Bethune

7th John Colin Bethea b. 05-31-1831, Marion District, SC; 
d. 09-15-1902, near Bingham, SC.
m. Drucilla Jackson near Bingham, SC
8th Robert Chesley Bethea8 b. 04-09-1872 - Little Rock, S.C. d.11-21-1931 Marion, S.C.                m. Annie Elizabeth Price



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



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