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


Willie Bell Bethea (Gleason)8 
b. Aug 16,1881, 
d. Sep 22,1922, 
m. George Gleason



Willie Bell Bethea (Gleason)8 born Aug 16,1881 and died Sep 22,1922. Daughter of Linton Stephens Bethea and Bell Hall. Married George Gleason.

1) Howard Bethea Gleason Sr9. b. Apr 21, 1901, d. Dec 5, 1950
2) Hattie Belle (Bethea) Gleason9, b. 1903, m. Thomas Strong.
3) George Gleason Jr.9 b. 1907 



"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  William Bethea-> "DEVIL" John Bethea4 -> Tristram Bethea5 -> Philip Princeton Bethea6 -> Linton Stephens Bethea7 -> 
Willie Bell Bethea (Gleason)8


1st John "English John" Bethea  b. about 1684


2nd John "Virginia John" Bethea . born about 1704 d. 1779


3rd  William "Sweat Swamp" Bethea . b. 1726,  d. about  1784


4th "DEVIL" John Bethea  b.1752 American Revolutionary Patriot

5th Tristram Bethea   b. 1776, d. Jul 8, 1851


6th Philip Princeton Bethea. b. Oct. 8, 1809, d. Jan 16, 1860

7th Linton Stephens Bethea, b. Mar 18, 1857, d. Mar 15, 1915

8th Willie Bell Bethea (Gleason) b. Aug 16,1881, d. Sep 22,1922, 
m. George Gleason



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



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