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


William Henry Bethea8
 b. 1-19-1887 
d. 12-1918 

William Henry Bethea (8) b. 1-19-1887 d. 12-1918 Son of Goodman Bethea and Viola Rabun

Hortense Bethea b. ? d. ? m. _______ Agerton

"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Sweatswamp" William Bethea3 -> 
Jesse Bethea4
-> Rev. Goodman Bethea->Joseph Allston Bethea6 -> 
Goodman Bethea7 -> William Henry 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 Jesse Bethea  b. 8-27-1763 m. Celia Harrelson 

5th Rev. Goodman Bethea b. 7-2-1793 d. 9-22-1863 m. Charlotte Grice

6th Joseph Allston Bethea b.  8-5-1820 d.  7-18-1875
m. (1) Nancy Jane Mandenhall (2) Elizabeth Grice


Goodman Bethea b. 1-22-1851 d. 7-9-1927 m. Viola Rabun


8th William Henry Bethea  b. 1-19-1887 d. 12-1918 



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



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