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 America
William Spinks Bethea(9)
born 10-3-1912 and died 8-24-1955

William Spinks Bethea(9) born 10-3-1912 and died 8-24-1955. Son of Charles Ellis Bethea and Mary Belle Manning 1-9-1912 . Married Florence Emma Manning (b. 2-17-1916)

Florence Manning . b. 7-17-1939
William Spinks Jr. , b. 8-19-1941, d. 7-31-1964
Charles Albert b. 4-9-1943
James Lawrence Manning , b. 7-20-1948

"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Buck Swamp" John Bethea->
"Catfish" Philip Bethea4 -> Elisha Bethea-> Elisha Bethea Jr.-> William Ellis Bethea7
-> Charles Ellis Bethea8 -> William Spinks Bethea9

1st John "English John" Bethea  b. about 1684 died sometime after 1750. Married the Widow lady Upton

2nd John "Virginia John" Bethea   b. about 1704 d. 1779 married Sarah Darby Bishop


"Buck Swamp" John Bethea b. abt. 1740 d. 7-12-1821 m. Absala Parker

4th Philip Bethea b. April 25,1781 d. Nov. 22, 1875 m. Rachel Cochrane settled Cat Fish Place (near Latta), SC 

5th  Elisha Cochrane Bethea K2265 b. 2-28-1807 d. 4-5-1886 m. Martha Ann Walter


Elisha Cochrane Bethea Jr.

7th William Ellis Bethea b. 3-29-1862  m(1) Clandia Spinks
8th Charles Ellis Bethea b. 3-29-1862, d. 1954 Married Mary Belle Manning
9th William Spinks Bethea born 10-3-1912 and died 8-24-1955. Married Florence Emma Manning (b. 2-17-1916)


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



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