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 in North America

James Robert Whatley Bethea9
born May 14, 1937
married to Beverly Jane Smith

James Robert Whatley Bethea born May 14, 1937 Son of James Elam Bethea
married to Beverly Jane Smith and has three children :

1) James Robert Whatley Bethea, Jr.(10th) has two children Kristy and Ashlie and
is divorced from their Mother and remarried

2) Rholie Lynn Bethea (10th)
has 2 children Scott and Tyle and is divorced from their Father
3) Michael Shane Bethea (10th) 
has one child Breana Star and is divorced from her Mother

"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Buck Swamp" John Bethea->
"Catfish" Philip Bethea4 -> Elisha Bethea5 -> Rev. Robert Bethea-> James Elisha Bethea7 ->
James Elam Bethea-> James Robert Whatley Bethea9

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 James Elisha Bethea b. 7-19-1872  Married Clarmon Elam.

8th James Elam Bethea b. 6-26-1907

9th James Robert Whatley Bethea born May 14, 1937
married to Beverly Jane Smith



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



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