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

6th Generation DESCENDANT
James John Bethea 6
Married Martha Louisa Roberts.





James John Bethea 6
Son of John Harllee Bethea &  Catherine Ann Roberts.
Born b.12-2-1862 Married Martha Louisa Roberts. 

Minnie Bethea7, b. 10-10-1886 d. 11-01-1907 m. RayTowles
William Henry Bethea7, b. 10-18-1889 d.07-11-1947
     m. Nettie Graham , Ruby Dekle
Jesse Enoch Bethea7 , b. 2-2-1892 d. 04-29-1924
     m. Maude Graham
Cora Louise  Bethea7, b.08-26-1894 d. 05-30-1971, 
     m. Harvey Akins 
George William Bethea7 , b.2-17-1897 d. 06-05-1969
       m. Myrtle Irene Lee
George John Bethea7, b. 11-25-1899 , d. 11-25-1899
Laura Pethene Bethea7, b.11-28-1900 d. 04-18-1961 
Opal Onnie Bethea7, b.10-12-1903 d. ? 07-06-1986 
     m. Jessie James Knowles
Eula Ann Bethea7 , b. 09-09-1906 d. 04-1988
     m. William Huey Wilder
                                          10) Lois Gwendolin Bethea, b. 04-29-1909, d. 12-23-1961
                                              m. Joel L. Stevens
Loundis Bryan Bethea7 , b. 8-13-1911. d. 04-16-1968
                                              m. Melba Lorena Jackson

English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Buckswamp" John Bethea3->
Parker Bethea4 -> John Harllee Bethea5 -> James John Bethea6


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

4th Parker Bethea  b. 3-17-1790, d. 12-27-1867 

5th John Harllee Bethea b. 9-2-1815, d. 9-7-1894 m. Catherine Ann Roberts.

6th James John Bethea  b.12-2-1862 d. ? Married Martha Louisa Roberts.


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



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