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 DESCENDANTS
WILLIAM PIERCE BETHEA(8)
WILLIAM PIERCE BETHEA(8) born Dec 2, 1877, died July 18,
1939. Son of
DIXON PIERCE BETHEA and
Nancy Elizabeth (Plair)Married to Mathilda (Mattie) Taylor (born Oct. 17,
1885, died 1931). Bill served in the Spanish American War, Texas Pvt. 33rd/
U.S. Vol. Infantry. They had eight children:
"English John" Bethea b. about 1684
"Virginia John" Bethea
b. about 1704 d. 1779
"Sweat Swamp" Bethea
b. 1726, d. about 1784
John "Devil John" (b. Oct. 1752) m. Mary Henegan (4th)
William (b. 7-23-1775) m. Olivia Pearce , Sarah Hargrove
Tristram (b. Dec. 3 , 1802) m. Nancy McLaurin, Sarah Todd (6th)
WILLIAM PIERCE BETHEA,b.
Dec 2, 1877,d. July 18, 1939. Married Mathilda (Mattie) Taylor
THE WESTWARD MOVE
Map of Tristram Bethea6's branch movement west starting in Marion Coutry, SC. By the time of the US Census of 1850, they were living in Meriwether County, GA. Tristram's sons Tristram Pinkney7 and Dixon Pierce Bethea7 continued west to Arkansas.
Copyright 2010 by T. P.
Bethea, Jr., Monroe, Louisiana
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