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

Patricia McLeod Wells Coley 
b. 10-31-52

Patricia McLeod Wells Coley 9Daughter of Ida Bethea Willis Wells and James M Wells. Born b. 10-31-52 Children :

1) Leigh McLeod Coley b. 03-20-80 (10th)

2) David Lee Coley b. 12-14-82 (10th)

3) Willis Eastman Coley b. 03-18-84 (10th)

John "English John" Bethea1 -> "Virginia John" Bethea2 "Buckswamp" John Bethea3-> Philip Bethea4
Col. James Robert Bethea5 ->
David McLeod Bethea6 -> Ida Alma Willis7->  
Ida Bethea Willis Wells
Patricia McLeod Wells Coley9

1st John "English John" Bethea  b. about 1684

2nd John "Virginia John" Bethea   b. about 1704 d. 1779

3rd "Buckswamp" John Bethea settled Buck Swamp abt. 1756

4th Philip Bethea b. April 25,1781 d. Nov. 22, 1875 m. Rachel Cochrane

5th Col. James Robert Bethea b. Aug. 23, 1809 d. Sep. 24, 1878
 m. Mary Catherine McLeon 

6th Bethea, David McLeod b 4-2-1853, Dillon, SC; Married 1878; d. 5-30-1920 in Albuquerque, NM. Buried Latta SC 
7th Ida Alma Bethea Willis b. 01-9-1891 in Dillon SC; (Married Robert Allen Willis of Greenwood FL); d. 6-20-1976 Marianna FL 
8th Ida Bethea Willis Wells Patterson b 9-05-22 M: James M Wells (d)


Patricia McLeod Wells Coley b. 10-31-52




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



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