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 DESCENDANT
Mervin Benson Morris
b. 12-14-1920
m. Carroll Morris




Mervin Benson Morris born 12-14-1920. Daughter of Dollie Bethea and Noah Benson. Married Carroll Morris.

Theresa Ann Morris10 b. 8-20-1949 

"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Sweat Swamp" William Bethea->"Devil John" Bethea 4 -> William Bethea5 -> Tristram Bethea 6 -> Tristram Pinkney Bethea7 -> Dollie (Bethea) Benson 8 -> Mervin Benson Morris9


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)


TRISTRAM PINKNEY BETHEA (b. 1836- d. 1917) m. Rebecca Vise



Dollie Bethea Benson  married Noah Benson. 5 children: Annie Myrle Benson (Blann)9, Arvil Thomas Benson9, Beatrice Benson (Johnson)9, Earle Benson9, Mervin Benson9

9th Mervin Benson Morris b. 12-14-1920 m. Carroll Morris


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



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