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
Samuel Austin Smith9 
b. 09-03-1901
d. 07-08-1960

  Samuel Austin Smith9  b. 9-3-1901. d. 07-08-1960 Son of Stephen Lane Smith and Annie Victoria Hays. Married (2) Mary Lonnie Flannagan (b. 02-13-1910, d. 01-7-1975. Buried Westhampton Memorial Park Richmond, VA)). Their children are:

1) Samuel Austin Smith Jr. (10) b. 9-10-1948

Samuel Smith Sr(9)

Taken about 1940 Forest Tavern Stephen Lane Smith(8) , unknown , Samuel Smith Sr(9).

Samuel and Sister Edith Christine Smith 
Probably in the home place in Smithbore (Latta) SC

Samuel Smith Sr. and Allie Smith Bottom

Levi Bethea (5th) b. 10-1808 d. 1-4-1852

"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Buckswamp" John Bethea3 -> 
William Bethea4
-> Levi Bethea5-> Sophia Bethea6 -> Samuel Oscar Smith 7


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 Died 8-12-1821

4th William Bethea b. 8-18-1769 (1) marriage to Miss Crawford
 (2) marriage to Mary (Polly) Shackleford

5th Levi Bethea b. 10-1808 d. 1-4-1852 m. (1) Mary Ann Bethea(6th) (2) Mary Shackleford

Mary Ann Bethea (6th)  
b. 8-28-1818 d. 11-1-1888

"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Sweat Swamp" William Bethea->
"Devil John" Bethea 4
-> John Bethea5  


1st English John Bethea b. 1684


2nd John Bethea (Virginia John) 


3rd William Bethea (Sweatswamp) b. 1725


4th Devil John Bethea b. 1752 d. 1812 m. Mary Hennegan b. 1756


5th John Bethea b. 10-20-1787 m. Hannah Walker

6th Levi Bethea b. 10-1808 d. 1-4-1852 m. (1) Mary Ann Bethea(6th) (2) Mary Shackleford

6th Sophia Bethea b. 5-20-1837, d.12-24-1906 m. William Henry Smith

7th Samuel Oscar Smith b. 1-27-1858,d. 4-19-1901,m. Margaret Emma Tart

8th Stephen Lane Smith b. 10-31-1879 m. Annie Victoria Edwards

9th Samuel Austin Smith b. 9-3-1901


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



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