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

Robert A Willis lll 
(b 10-18-1942 Spartanburg SC)
 Married Charlotte A Jordan Marianna 

Robert A Willis lll  9 Son of Robert Allen Willis Jr. and Ray Britt.  Born 10-18-1942 Spartanburg SC. Married Charlotte A Jordan Marianna  Two children:

1) Elizabeth Anne Willis b. 02-21-70 Simpsonville, SC. Married Jeff Moore 1999 - Atlanta GA; (10th)

2) Julia Britt Willis b. 04--5-77 Gwinnett County GA. (10th)

John "English John" Bethea1 -> "Virginia John" Bethea2 "Buckswamp" John Bethea3->
Col. James Robert Bethea5 -> David McLeod Bethea6 -> Ida Alma Willis7-> Robert Allen Willis Jr8
-> Robert Allen Willis III9


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 (6th)

7th Bethea, Ida Alma Willis b. 01-9-1891 in Dillon SC; (Married Robert Allen Willis of Greenwood FL); d. 6-20-1976 Marianna FL (7th)

8th Robert Allen Willis Jr. b 10-13-1917. Married 1941 Ray Britt in Glasgow KY. (8th)

9th Robert A Willis lll, b 10-18-1942 Spartanburg SC Married Charlotte A Jordan Marianna 



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



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