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


Eula Mae Wolfe Davidson(9)


Eula Mae Wolfe Davidson(9) born February 26, 1904 in Warren, Bradley County, Arkansas and died May 1, 1991 in Benton, Pulaski County, Arkansas. Daughter of George W. and  Elizabeth Bethea Wolfe. Married to William Barney  Davidson (born March 5, 1890 in Marshal County, Alabama and died March 31, 1959 in Warren, Bradley County, Arkansas). He is buried at Garrison Cemetery in Bradley County, Arkansas. Their children are

1) Martha Lucille Davidson Pylant Harding
2) Gerald E. Davidson.

William Barney and Eula Mae Wolfe Davidson
possibly taken in the 1920's-30's



"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Sweat Swamp" William Bethea->"Devil John" Bethea 4 -> William Bethea5 -> Tristram Bethea 6 -> Dixon Pierce Bethea->
 Sarah Elizabeth Bethea Wolfe 8 -> Eula Mae Wolfe Davidson 9


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 Bethea, John  "Devil John" (b. Oct. 1752) m. Mary Henegan (4th)  

5th Bethea, William  (b. 7-23-1775) m. Olivia Pearce , Sarah Hargrove  (5th)

6th Bethea, Tristram (b. Dec. 3 , 1802) m. Nancy McLaurin, Sarah Todd (6th)


Dixon Pierce Bethea.b. 1843 He married Nancy Elizabeth (Plair) 


8th SARAH ELIZABETH BETHEA WOLFE , born July 31, 1872. Died Sept. 21, 1945. Married to George William Wolfe

9th Eula Mae Wolfe Davidson born February 26, 1904 in Warren, Bradley County, Arkansas and died May 1, 1991


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. 



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



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