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

7th Generation DESCENDANT

William Henry Bethea 7

b. 10-18-1889
     m. Nettie Graham , Ruby Dekle



William Henry Bethea7,  Born 10-18-1889 and died.07-11-1947. Son of James John Bethea  and Martha Louisa Roberts. Raised in Taylor County, went to College at Bowling Green State University, was a big farmer in Taylor County, and was the Tax Collector of Taylor county until he died. Married (1) Nettie Graham , (2) (Ruth) Ruby Dekle

1) William Henry Bethea Jr.8
2) Ida Lou Bethea Young8,
3) Margaret Bethea Scott8,
4) Ritch L. Bethea8 born 8/14/23, died 7/30/77, married Dolores Jean Massey
5) Reid Robert Bethea8 born 8/14/23,died 1986,
6) Thomas Dekle Bethea8,
Patrcia Bethea Patterson8

English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Buckswamp" John Bethea3->
Parker Bethea4 -> John Harllee Bethea5 -> James John Bethea6 -> William Henry 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. 12-22-1946 m. Martha Louisa Roberts.


William Henry Bethea b. 10-18-1889 d.07-11-1947m. Nettie Graham , Ruby Dekle



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



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