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


S. Carlton Smith & Frances  Smith 
(1904-1998)                  (1908-1973) 


S. Carlton Smith, Frances Haddox Smith, and her brother Robert Haddox 
in the Bavarian Alps (Germany) at Bertchesgaden

 S. Carlton & Frances  Smith  in 1940's (m. 6-23-34) at Memphis, TN
Parents of Frances Virginia Smith & C. Carlton Smith


S. Carlton Smith in 1950's in Memphis, Tn.

Nurse Lillian Frances Haddox (Smith), R.N. at time she was
County Health Nurse of Calhoun County, Ark. about 1932 at Hampton

Frances Smith, homemaker and business exec in 1950's at Memphis, Tn.

Carlton Smith with one of favorite first cousins, Beatrice (Benson) Johnson
 with an early  model A Ford  during The Depression Years  in early 1930's



First Office at Bearden,Arkansas Lumber Mill,  Dec. 1944
(Dated from Calendar on wall), Note hand-crank telephone
Photo on desk is daughter, Virginia holding Clare Carlton Smith


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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
(circa. 1908)


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

Virginia Martha (Bethea) Smith
 b. Aug. 28, 1881 d. Dec. 31, 1952 m. Earl Quincy Smith

Smith Family at The Parthenon, on The Acropolis Hill
 above Athens, Greece about 1964 

S. Carlton Smith, Frances Smith, and Clare Carlton Smith

S. Carlton Smith, Frances Smith, and Clare Carlton Smith 
at the Pyramids of Gizeh near Cairo, Egypt in 1964




1962 Photo of  S. Carlton & Frances  Smith 
with daughter Frances Virginia Smith and her husband, Carlos Sabinson & children 
Sharon, Vickey, Bill, and Marcia Sabinson

Clare Carlton Smith at Bearden, Arkansas about 1945


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



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