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


Stephen Lane Smith 8 
b. 10-31-1879

m. Annie Victoria Edwards

Taken about 1940 Forest Tavern
Stephen Lane Smith , unknown , Samuel Smith Sr.


 Stephen Lane Smith 8 born 10-31-1879. Son of Samuel Oscar Smith and Margaret Emma Tart.  Married Annie Victoria Edwards (b. 5-8-1880, d. 11-2-1918) 11-29-1900.  Their children are:

1) Samuel Austin Smith (9) b. 9-3-1901
2) Herbert Carlisle Smith(9)   4-11-1907 d. 1907
3) Martin Smith (9) b. 9-27-1913
4) Allie Leland Smith (9) b. d. 12-10-1905
5) Edna May Smith(9) 
6) Edith Christine Smith(9) 

Levi Bethea (5th) b. 10-1808 d. 1-4-1852

"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Buckswamp" John Bethea3 -> 
William Bethea4
-> Levi Bethea5-> Sophia Bethea6 -> Samuel Oscar Smith 7


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 Died 8-12-1821

4th William Bethea b. 8-18-1769 (1) marriage to Miss Crawford
 (2) marriage to Mary (Polly) Shackleford

5th Levi Bethea b. 10-1808 d. 1-4-1852 m. (1) Mary Ann Bethea(6th) (2) Mary Shackleford

Mary Ann Bethea (6th)  
b. 8-28-1818 d. 11-1-1888

"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Sweat Swamp" William Bethea->
"Devil John" Bethea 4
-> John Bethea5  


1st English John Bethea b. 1684


2nd John Bethea (Virginia John) 


3rd William Bethea (Sweatswamp) b. 1725


4th Devil John Bethea b. 1752 d. 1812 m. Mary Hennegan b. 1756


5th John Bethea b. 10-20-1787 m. Hannah Walker

6th Levi Bethea b. 10-1808 d. 1-4-1852 m. (1) Mary Ann Bethea(6th) (2) Mary Shackleford


6th Sophia Bethea b. 5-20-1837, d.12-24-1906 m. William Henry Smith

7th Samuel Oscar Smith b. 1-27-1858,d. 4-19-1901,m. Margaret Emma Tart

8th Stephen Lane Smith b. 10-31-1879 m. Annie Victoria Edwards



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



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