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

7th Generation DESCENDANT

Gary Lee Smith 10
b. 1952

Gary Lee Smith 10     b. 1952 married

Debra Ann Becker


 Craig11  b.1985

Melissa11 b 1987

1st English John Bethea b. 1684


2nd John Bethea (Virginia John) 


3rd William Bethea (Sweatswamp) b. 1725


4th Devil John Bethea b. 1752 d. 1812 m. Mary Hennegan b. 1756


5th John Bethea b. 10-20-1787 m. Hannah Walker

6th Levi Bethea b. 10-1808 d. 1-4-1852 m. (1) Mary Ann Bethea(6th) (2) Mary Shackleford

7th(8th) Samuel Oscar Smith b. 1-27-1858,d. 4-19-1901,m. Margaret Emma Tart

William Shepard Smith8


*Helen Hobbs was married to William Shephard Smith on December 13, 1920 in San Simon, AZ.  They had four children. She was married twice more and outlived both husbands.  There were no children from these unions. Her first husband after my grandfather was Marvin Irwin.  He died of natural causes in the late 1950's and she next married Steve Kascak.  He also died of natural causes in the 1980's.