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
Rachel Ann Brown Smith 9 
m. Benjamin Hardy Smith

Rachel Ann Brown Smith 9 Daughter of Nellie Joy Cain Brown and George Buren Brown. Married Benjamin Hardy Smith (January 1956 date married)

1) Victoria Lynn (10-3-56) married Paul Biedler Lokey  (3-17-84) (10)
2) Cynthia Joy (10-7-57)
married Richard Butner. (9-77) (10)
3) Benjamin Hardy, jr (10-27-60)
. married Laura Lee (10)
4) Lori Yvette (5-26-65)
Terry Ray Highsmith (10)

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

Nellie Joy Dukes Cain7 -> Nellie Joy Cain Brown 8 -> Rachel Ann Brown Smith9


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.

9th Rachel Ann Brown Smith m. Benjamin Hardy Smith



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



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