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


 Trudie Inez Bethea Cunningham9

Trudie Inez Bethea9 Daughter of  Monroe MARION Bethea and Lou Ella Johnson. Married Clifton Dale Cunningham

Mary Pasty Cunningham Harrison (10),
June Hope Cunningham Arnold (10)
Ethel Rae Cunningham Sloan (10)
Edna Dale Cunningham Gill (10)
Elise Cunningham Cannon (10)
Opel Etoyle Cunningham Tuner (10)

Trudie Inez Bethea and Clifton Dale Cunningham

left to right

Trudie Inez Bethea Cunningham, Mary Pasty Cunningham Harrison, June Hope Cunningham Arnold, Ethel Rae Sloan, Edna Dale Cunningham Gill, Elise Cunningham Cannon, Opel Etoyle Cunningham Tuner



"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Sweat Swamp" William Bethea->"Devil John" Bethea 4 -> William Bethea5 -> Tristram Bethea 6 -> Tristram Pinkney Bethea7 -> Monroe Marion Bethea8
Trudie Inez Bethea Cunningham9



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



Monroe Bethea Family (July 4, 1941)

Monroe MARION Bethea8 b. March 31, 1873   d. after 1941 m. Lou Ella Johnson 



Trudie Inez Bethea & Clifton Dale Cunningham



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



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