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


Virginia Martha (Jenny) Bethea Smith8

b. Aug. 28, 1881 d. Dec. 31, 1952 m. Earl Quincy Smith


Jenny (Bethea) Smith   & Earl Smith 
(c. 1908)


Virginia Martha (Jenny)
 Bethea Smith8

She was the daughter of Tristram Pinkney and Rebecca Vise Bethea7born August 28, 1881 and lived to be seventy-one years old. She married Earl Quincy Smith and died December 31, 1952. They had five children (2 sets of twins) and one surviving son, S. Carlton Smith9  born in 1904

"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Sweat Swamp" William Bethea->"Devil John" Bethea 4 -> William Bethea5 -> Tristram Bethea 6 -> Tristram Pinkney Bethea7 -> Virgina Martha (Jenny)  Bethea Smith8
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 Bethea, John  "Devil John" (b. Oct. 1752) m. Mary Henegan (4th)  

5th Bethea, William  (b. 7-23-1775) m. Olivia Pearce , Sarah Hargrove  (5th)

6th Bethea, Tristram (b. Dec. 3 , 1802) m. Nancy McLaurin, Sarah Todd (6th)



Tristram Pinkney and Rebecca Vise Bethea

Jenny Bethea (Smith) and  Rebecca Vise Bethea
(c. 1901) 

TRISTRAM PINKNEY BETHEA7 (b. 1836- d. 1917) m. Rebecca Vise




1939 Photo at Bearden , Ark. residence Earle Smith and Jenny (Bethea) Smith with their  granddaughter, Frances Virginia Smith


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



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