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



Bernadine Joy (Williams) Deckard 9

       (1) Lyle Burton Jones (three children) AND
       (2) Lawrence Eugene Deckard (one child) 

Bernadine Joy (Williams) Deckard 9Daughter of Madeleine Helen Bethea and Harold Edwin Williams. Married (1) Lyle Burton Jones (three children), (2) Lawrence Eugene Deckard (one child)

1. Mikki Lee Jones  m. Luke Joaquin Talbot 

2. Richard Michael Jones m. Toni Lee Wagner 

3. Roger Stanley Jones

(2) Lawrence Eugene Deckard (one child) 

4. Phillip Edward Deckard m. Georgette Maria Wagner

"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Sweat Swamp" William Bethea->
 Goodman Bethea4 -> Philip Bethea5 -> John Washington Bethea6 -> William Wallace Bethea7 ->
Madeleine Helen (Bethea) Williams8 ->
Bernadine Joy (Williams) Deckard9


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 Goodman Bethea   b- oct 1759 S.C. m- Mary Council - 2 children
poss more. He served as a Lieutenant in Revolutionary War, he's also on
the 1790 census. Brother to "Devil" John Bethea.

5th  Philip Bethea

6th   John Washington Bethea m. Margaret Jane Stewart



William Wallace BETHEA m. Emma Jane Davies

8th Madeleine Helen BETHEA m. Harold Edwin Williams


9th Bernadine Joy Deckard m. (1) Lyle Burton Jones (three children) AND
                             (2) Lawrence Eugene Deckard (one child) ->




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



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