7th Generation in North American
Loundis Bryan Bethea7
 b.1911, d..1968 and married Melba Jackson


Loundis Bryan Bethea7 Son of James John Bethea  and Martha Louisa Roberts. Born 1911 and  died.1968. Married Melba Jackson. Their children are:

 1) Virginia Louise Bethea Shinholser8,b.06-1-1930 
    m. Charles Ray
Shinholser , Sr.(09-24-1950)
  2) James Wilson Bethea8
b. 1932 m. Jessie Belle Ellison 
 3) Martha LaNell Bethea McKinney8, b.12-24-1933 
    m. Ralph J. Gamble , Noah Edwin McKinney 

 4) Lillian Belvajean Bethea Millinor8 b. 04-1938 
    m. Joseph H. Millinor (07-11-1955) 

 5) Carolyn Bethea Croft8, b. 01-30-1940 
    m. Laurie Joseph Croft
 6) Nathan Andrew Bethea8, 08-09-1941, 
    m. Catherine Towles (08-7-1960)
 7) Loundis Bryan Bethea, Jr8, 08-31-1942, d. 12-23-1986,
    m. Judy Tuten (09-21-1963)
 8) Colon Jerry Bethea8 ,b.01-24-1944, d. 01-25-1978,
    m. Martha Ward (03-01-1969)
 9) Leon Wallance Bethea8, b. 10-06-1945 
    m. Barbara Mock ,Ruth Roberts

10) Janet Dale Bethea Wiles8,b. 07-13- 1950 
     m. Billy R. Wiles

Front row: Loundis. Leon, Janet, Melba
Jackson Bethea Second row: Colin , Loundis Jr., Nathan, Carolyn Back row: Belvajean, Lanell, Wilson and Virginia Bethea. Belvajean Bethea Millinor


Loundis and bear which he killed while deer hunting in western Taylor
County Florida

Front Row- Virginia Bethea Shinholser, Lanell Bethea McKinney, Belvajean Bethea Millinor, 
Carolyn Bethea Croft,  Janet Bethea Wiles  Back Row-  James Wilson, Nathan Andrew, Loundis Bryan Jr, Colin Jerry, and Leon Wallace Bethea , Taken in 1975



Easter 1996 before Melba Jackson Bethea died in Jan 5th 1997. 
(Back row) - Lanell Bethea McKinney, Leon Wallace Bethea,
Carolyn Bethea Croft, 
Belvajean Bethea Millinor, Nathan Andrew Bethea

(Sitting) James Wilson Bethea, Janet Bethea Wiles, Virginia Bethea Shinholser
and sitting in front is our Mother Melba Jackson Bethea-b.1912-1997



"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Buckswamp" John Bethea3->
Parker Bethea4 -> John Harllee Bethea5 -> James John Bethea6 ->
Loundis Bryan Bethea7


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.

7th Loundis Bryan Bethea b.1911, d..1968 and married Melba Jackson


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