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


 Robert L. Bethea9
b. 5-10-1954
m. Teresa F. Hodges


Robert L. Bethea9 Born 5/10/1954. Son of Ritch L. Bethea and Delores Jean Massey. Married Teresa F. Hodges Bethea, born 10/7/1955.

1) Robert L. Bethea Jr. born 10/21/1978
2) Leigh Bethea born 1/2/1982.

English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Buckswamp" John Bethea3->
Parker Bethea4 -> John Harllee Bethea5 -> James John Bethea6 -> William Henry Bethea7 ->
Ritch L. Bethea8 -> Robert L. Bethea9


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 Parker Bethea  b. 3-17-1790, d. 12-27-1867 

5th John Harllee Bethea b. 9-2-1815, d. 9-7-1894 m. Catherine Ann Roberts.

6th James John Bethea  b.12-2-1862 d. 12-22-1946 m. Martha Louisa Roberts.


William Henry Bethea b. 10-18-1889 d.07-11-1947 m. Nettie Graham , Ruby Dekle


8th Ritch L. Bethea b. 8/14/1923 d.7/30/1977 m. Delores Jean Massey

9th Robert L. Bethea b. 5-10-1954 m. Teresa F. Hodges



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



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