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


Nellie Joy Cain Brown 8


Nellie Joy Cain Brown 8 Daughter of Nellie Joy Dukes and John Marvin Cain. Married George Buren Brown.

1) Everett Brown9 (died in infancy)
2) Charles Roland Brown9 (died Sept 99)
3) Rachel Ann Brown9 Married Benjamin Hardy Smith  (January 1956 date married)
4) Delmer Lee Brown9
5) Marvin Leon Cain9


"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Buckswamp" John Bethea3->
Parker Bethea4 -> John Harllee Bethea5-> Catherine Roberts Bethea Dukes6 ->

Nellie Joy Dukes Cain7 -> Nellie Joy Dukes Cain8 


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 


Taken from Harllee's Kinfolks


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

6th Catherine Roberts Bethea Dukes m. William David Dukes

7th Nellie Joy Dukes Cain m. William David Cain

8th Nellie Joy Cain Brown m. George Buren Brown.



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



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