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



(b. 1879- d. 1955)
arried to Annie Parker

From near Pine Bluff, Arkansas

1905 photo when Bill was 26 years old.

WILLIAM CALVIN (BILL) BETHEA8  was the son of Tristram Pinkney and Rebecca Vise Bethea7. Uncle Bill Bethea was  born on August 16, 1879 at Pine Bluff, AR, the Son of Tristram Pinkney & Rebecca Vise Bethea, who later settled at Woodbury, Calhoun County, AR. He was one of twins, but his twin brother (James Alvin Bethea8) only lived three years and died in 1879. He served in the military. He married to Annie Parker on Nov 26, 1905 and died Aug 26, 1955. They had nine children as follows:
Doyle Bethea9
Powell Bethea9
Juanita Bethea Huff9
Allen Bethea9
Christine Bethea Condray9
Lois Bethea Lucas
W. C. (Buddy) Bethea9,
Dolly Ruth Bethea Rivers9
Fred Harrison (F.H) Bethea9

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)


TRISTRAM PINKNEY BETHEA (b. 1836- d. 1917) m. Rebecca Vice



Bethea, William Calvin b. Aug. 16, 1879 at Pine Bluff, AR m. Annie Parker on Nov 26, 1905 and they had nine children.




BETHEA, Fred Harrison (F.H.) married Marjorie ______ in Pine Bluff, AR.

BETHEA, Powell 

BETHEA W. C.  (Buddy)

HUFF, Juanita (Bethea) m. Kline Huff

CONDRAY, Christine (Bethea) b. 9-19-1914 m. to Fred Condray in Pine Bluff, AR

LUCAS, Lois (Bethea) m. ____ Lucas of California 

RIVERS, Dolly Ruth (Bethea) m. Rivers now in Greenville, S.C. 




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



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