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


Clare Carlton Smith10 

(b. 1943-2009)


May 2007 at Peabody Hotel - Memphis, Tn.

Clare Carlton Smith10 

(b. 1943-2009)


Clare Carlton Smith10 Born 1943 . Son ofSmith, S. Carlton and Frances Haddox. Brother of  Frances Virginia Smith Howell


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English John Bethea  b. 1684 d. 1750,   m. Lady Upton.

2nd "Virginia John" Bethea (abt. 1705) m. Sarah Darby Bishop
3rd William "Sweat Swamp" Bethea b. 1726 married Sarah Goodman. Died in 1784 
4th John  "Devil John" Bethea (b. Oct. 1752) m. Mary Henegan 
5th William Bethea (b. July 23, 1775) m. Olivia Pearce , Sarah Hargrove
6th Tristram Bethea (b. Dec. 3 , 1802) m. Nancy McLaurin, Sarah Todd

Tristram Pinkney Bethea (b. 1836). m. Rebecca Vice


Jenny (Bethea) Smith   & Earl Smith 
Parents of S. Carlton Smith
(c. 1908)


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


Smith, S. Carlton (b. 1904)  m. Frances Haddox


Clare Carlton Smith at Bearden, Arkansas about 1945

About 1951 at Memphis Airport with second Piper Tri-Pacer N3510A


About 1953

S. Carlton Smith, Frances Smith, and Clare Carlton Smith on The Acropolis, Athens, Greece about 1964




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



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