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


Ivan Maxine BetheA

b. 7-16-1913 d. 12-9-1994
Married Evelyn Dunn (12-26-1933)

Ivan Maxine Bethea(8) b. 7-16-1913 d. 12-9-1994 Son of  Evander J. Bethea and Minnie M. Giles(b.3-25-1855 d. 3-30-1894)  Married Evelyn Dunn (12-26-1933)

1) Jack Leon Bethea  b. 8-10-1935

2) Mary Elizabeth Bethea McBride  b. 9-16-1937

"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Sweatswamp" William Bethea3 -> 
Jesse Bethea4
-> Rev. Goodman Bethea->Joseph Allston Bethea6 -> Evander J. Bethea7 ->
Ivan Maxine Bethea8

1st John "English John" Bethea  b. about 1684


2nd John "Virginia John" Bethea   b. about 1704 d. 1779


3rd  William "Sweat Swamp" Bethea  b. 1726,  d. about  1784


4th Jesse Bethea  b. 8-27-1763 m. Celia Harrelson 

5th Rev. Goodman Bethea b. 7-2-1793 d. 9-22-1863 m. Charlotte Grice

6th Joseph Allston Bethea b.  8-5-1820 d.  7-18-1875
m.  (2) Elizabeth Grice

7th Evander J.Bethea b. 3-10-1875  m. Minnie Giles


Ivan Maxine Bethea b. 7-16-1913 d. 12-9-1994 m. Evelyn Dunn (12-26-1933)




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



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