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

 Katherine Elizabeth Bethea Allen(9)

 Katherine Elizabeth Bethea Allen (9) d. 1982  Daughter of John LaFayette Bethea Married John Oliver Allen (d. 1988)

1) Catherine Elizabeth Allen Holloway
2) John Oliver Allen, Jr.
3) Robert Marshall Allen

"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Buck Swamp" John Bethea->
"Catfish" Philip Bethea4 -> Elisha Bethea5 -> John Jeremiah Bethea6 ->
Lawrence Keitt Bethea7 ->
John LaFayette Bethea8 -> Katherine Elizabeth Bethea Allen9

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


John Jeremiah Bethea b. 2-20-1830 d. 9-15-1906


7th Lawrence Keitt Bethea

8th John LaFayette Bethea

9th Katherine Elizabeth Bethea Allen



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



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