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 American

Lillian Merle Bethea

Lillian Merle Bethea  daughter of Wallace Carlisle Bethea and Lavinia Merle Smoak
m. Haynes Richardson Rembert Jr.

1) Lavinia Jeanne (Rembert) Rickenbacker

"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Buck Swamp" John Bethea->
"Catfish" Philip Bethea4 -> Elisha Bethea5 -> Philip W. Bethea6 -> Picket Bethea7 -> 
Wallace C. Bethea8 -> Lillian Merle (Bethea) Rembert

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


Philip Walter Bethea b. 11-5-1828 d. 5-23-1915 m. Anna Margaret Smith


Picket Philip Bethea b.5-21-1867 d. 4-29-1943 m. Mattie Lee Rogers


Wallace Carlisle Bethea b. 7-1-1895 d. 12-20-1961 m. Lavinia Merle Smoak


Lillian Merle Bethea  m. Haynes Richardson Rembert Jr.


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



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