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


9th Generation in North American
 Jack Leon Bethea(9) 
 b. 8-10-1935
Married Jean Celeste Gaynor

Jack Leon Bethea9  b. 8-10-1935 Son of Ivan Maxine Bethea and Mary Evelyn Dunn Married Jean Celeste Gaynor

1) Mark Stephen Bethea (10) b. 11-14-1958

2) Deborah Eileen Bethea (10) b. 8-25-1960

"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Sweatswamp" William Bethea3 -> 
Jesse Bethea4
-> Rev. Goodman Bethea->Joseph Allston Bethea6 -> Evander J. Bethea7 ->
Ivan Maxine Bethea8-> Jack Leon Bethea9

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)



Jack Leon Bethea b. 8-10-1935 m. Jean Celeste Gaynor




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



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