Bethea Family Genealogy

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8th Generation in North American

Reece Orville Bickerstaff
 m. Emily Augusta Cook


Picture of Mary Jerusha Blunt Bickerstaff family as of 1904

Left to Right:back row standing:  Reece Orville (my daddy) and Gurstell Guy
Middle seated:  (Pappa) John Ramsey and (Mama) Mary Jerusha Blunt Bickerstaff.
Middle standing Audrey Leah
Front standing Ollie Edith, seated in Mama's lap Thomas Alton


Reece Orville Bickerstaff Son of Mary Jerusha (Blunt) and John Ramsey Bickerstaff m. Emily Augusta Cook.

1) Emily Ann "Bickie" Bickerstaff Raspilair b. 7-12-1927 m. Howard Marcel Raspilair


"English" John Bethea1 -> Tristram Bethea2 -> William Bethea3 -> John Bethea4 ->
Jerusa ( Bethea) Morrison->Margaret Janes (Morrison) Blunt6 ->
Mary Jerusha (Blunt) Bickerstaff7 -> Reece Orville Bickerstaff8


1st John "English John" Bethea  b. about 1684 in England. Sailed to America about 1700

2nd Tristram Bethea2 Born about 1713 in Herford (Gates County) N.C)
Married Ann Goodman About 1735 Died 1779.

3rd William Bethea b. March 1, 1744 in North Carolina 
married Jerusa Brown about 1770

4th John Bethea b. Dec. 10, 1770 in Cumberland County N.C. Died Mar. 8, 1881 in Cumberland County, N.C 
Married Elizabeth Atkins 11-14-1799.

5th Jerusa Bethea Morrison b. Sept. 28, 1808 in N.C died in Tishomingo County, Miss. Married "Archie" Archibald Morrision about Dec. 30 1831 in Cumberland County, N.C

6th Margaret Janes (Morrison) Blunt  m. Francis Marion Blunt 

7th  Mary Jerusha (Blunt) Bickerstaff m John Ramsey Bickerstaff

8th  Reece Orville Bickerstaff m. Emily Augusta Cook


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