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



4th Generation DESCENDANT

Sarah ( Rogers) Manning
 b. about 1760 
Melea Manning 


SARAH (RODGERS) MANNING4 was the daughter of of Ethelred (Dred)  and Mary (Bethea) Rogers3 . She married Melea Manning. She was second cousin  to "Devil" John Bethea4.

"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->   -> Sarah (Rogers) Manning4


ENGLISH JOHN BETHEA  b. 1684 d. 1750 m. lady named Upton.


2nd   Bethea, John "Virginia John" (abt. 1705) m. Sarah Darby Bishop


3rd  Rogers, Mary (Bethea) (Stackhouse) b. 1739 m. Ethelred (Dred) Rogers (3rd) 



Rogers, Sarah (Manning) b. about 1760 m. Melea Manning (4th)
                        *See Home 1785 Woodlawn Home


5th Manning. John, Sr. b. 1783 m. Letitia Lee 


6th  Manning, Elisha (Eli) b. 10-17-1803 m. Rebecca Edwards 


7th Manning, Richard Elam b. 5-10-1830 m. Elizabeth Ann Pevey 


8th Manning, Quitman (Bud) b. 4-7-1859 m. Rhoda Lou Thornton 


9th Manning, Clara Elizabeth (Little) b. 7-25-1886 m. Francis Marion Little II


10th Little, Francis Marion Little, III b. 9-2-1907 m. Martha Lucille Murphy



McGee, Clara Elizabeth (Little) b. 4-12-1947 m. Harley Darnell McGee (11)








Manning/ Bethea/ Parham Home

Melea Manning bought the land and built the house in 1790 John Manning and Kessiah Lee became the owner of it. At John's death in 1843 his son became the owner. Woodward's daughter Sarah Anne Manning Bethea became the heir and then her daughter Roberta Bethea Parham. Roberta was the mother of W. C. Parham and he purchased the interest of other heirs. W. C. Parham's wife is Flora Lou Bethea Parham






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




Copyright  2010 by T. P. Bethea, Jr., Monroe, Louisiana
This is an electronic book publication - all rights reserved.