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



Charles Wray Bethea9

b. 11-14-1922 in Caddo Mills, Tx.
m. Freida Janette Frazier 6-26-1953

Charles Wray Bethea9  born: 11-14-1922 in Caddo Mills, Tx. Son of Charlie Council Bethea and Rose Elizabeth Bledsoe. Married: Freida Janette Frazier 6-26-1953 born: 9-2-1935 in Greenville, Tx.

1) Charles Richard Bethea10 born: 6-25-1954 in Greenville, Tx.
married: Robbie Jo Cowles on 12-22-1978
born: 4-14-1956 in Port Arthur, Tx.

2) Janis Elizabeth (Bethea) McClure10 born 2-20-1956  married Daniel McClure  (born: 9-8-1954)

3) Rebecca Lanette (Bethea) Geirling10 born 4-10-1961 married Greg Geirling (born: 3-27-1956)

"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Sweat Swamp" William Bethea->
 Goodman Bethea4 -> Jesse Bethea5 -> Jesse Council Bethea6 
-> Ausborn Watkins Bethea7  -> 
Charlie Council Bethea8 -> Charles Wray Bethea9

1st John "English John" Bethea #66 666 b. about 1684


2nd John "Virginia John" Bethea #6 666  b. about 1704 d. 1779


3rd  William "Sweat Swamp" Bethea #6 66601= #666. b. 1726,  d. about  1784


4th Goodman Bethea  #66602 b- oct 1759 S.C. m- Mary Council - 2 children. He served as a Lieutenant in Revolutionary War, he's also on
the 1790 census. Brother to "Devil" John Bethea

5th  Jesse Bethea #666022 not much known about this Jesse, born in S.C.
believed to have removed to Wilcox Co. Al with his son Jesse Council,
possibly buried in unmarked grave in Reaves Chapel Cemetery, Wilcox , Al.

6th   Jesse Council Bethea  #6660221 m- Cynthia Henry (she is rumored to
be related to Patrick Henry) 6 children.


Ausborn Watkins Bethea b.1830 in Monroe Co., Alabama
died 1894 buried in Buena Vista Cemetary m. Margaret Nettles

8th Charlie Council Bethea b. 3-6-1879 Monroe Co., Al
d. 1961 in Caddo Mills, Tx. m. Rose Elizabeth Bledsoe in 1904


Charles Wray Bethea b. 11-14-1922 in Caddo Mills, Tx.
m. Freida Janette Frazier 6-26-1953





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