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

9th Generation DESCENDANTS

Christine Bethea (Reed) 
b.12-21-1916 Kentwood, La.
d.12-24-1989 Muskegon, Mi.
m. 9-1-1934 Muskegon, Mi.
Milford Day Reed (b.9-15-1911 Fairfield, Ia d.5-4-1987
Muskegon, Mi)


Christine Bethea (Reed) Daughter of Ivor Walter Bethea and Mary Caroline Carpenter
 b:12-21-1916 Kentwood, La. d:12-24-1989 Muskegon, Mich
m: 9-1-1934 Muskegon, Mi. Milford Day Reed b:9-15-1911 Fairfield, Ia d:5-4-1987
Muskegon, Mi

1) Robert Ivor Reed b:12-14-1936 Muskegon, Mi . m:1 3-10-1955 Joann DeWolf b:1937 d:1997 Muskegon, Mi

2) Milton Day Reed b: 2-4-1938 Muskegon, Mi

3) Mary Alice Reed b: 11-22-1939 d:11-10-1962 Muskegon, Mi

4) Dorothy Mae Reed b:4-19-1941 Muskegon, Mi

5) William Carlton Reed b:9-11-1945 Muskegon, Mi

6) Russell Raymond Reed b: 3-25-1950 Muskegon, Mi

"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Buck Swamp" John Bethea->
"Catfish" Philip Bethea4 -> Elisha Bethea5 -> Robert Bethea-> Richard Bethea7 -> 
Ivor Walter Bethea 8-> Christine Bethea (Reed)9


1st John "English John" Bethea  b. about 1684 died sometime after 1750. Married the Widow lady Upton

2nd John "Virginia John" Bethea   b. about 1704 d. 1779 married Sarah Darby Bishop


"Buck Swamp" John Bethea b. abt. 1740 d. 7-12-1821 m. Absala Parker

4th Philip Bethea b. April 25,1781 d. Nov. 22, 1875 m. Rachel Cochrane settled Cat Fish Place (near Latta), SC 

5th  Elisha Cochrane Bethea K2265 b. 2-28-1807 d. 4-5-1886 m. Martha Ann Walter


Robert Bethea  b. 12,1831 d. 12-05-1913 Summit, Miss. m. Mary Legette 1852 

7th Richard Bethea b: 4-21-1853 d: 11-5-1930 McComb, Miss
m: in McComb, Miss Alice Porter (b:7-1-1851 d:8-17-1912 McComb, Miss)

8th Ivor Walter Bethea  b: 1-15-1879 d:1-3-1929
 McComb, Miss m 1:? m 2: Mary Caroline Carpenter (b:3-19-1890 Langipahoa, La
d:1-10-1929 McComb, Miss)



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



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