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


3rd Generation in North America

"BUCK SWAMP" John Bethea III
b. 1740

Settled Buck Swamp abt. 1756. Died 8-12-1821

"BUCK SWAMP" John Bethea3 III was the son of "Virginia" John Bethea2.  He had a brother ,  William Bethea3 and at least 2 sisters, Anna Bethea (Rogers)3 and Mary Bethea (Rogers)3.  

John was married twice. The first marriage was to Lucy ________, and the second marriage was to Absala Parker born 1744 and married in 1765.. 

He had five sons and four daughters they are :

1) Sarah Bethea (Odom)4 born 1766 
2) Pattie Bethea (Owens)4  born 1767 
3) William Bethea4  born 8-18-1769  
4) James Bethea4 born 6-25-1774 
5) Mollie Bethea (Owens)4   born 1776
6) Absola Bethea (Owens)4  born 1778
7) Philip Bethea4 4-25-1781 
8) Col. Elisha Bethea4 born 1787 
9) Parker Bethea4 born 1790

300 acre land grant from the Sovereign State of the South Carolina in 1784 to "Buckswamp" John Bethea.




"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Buckswamp" John Bethea3


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


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



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