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
5th Generation in North American
|William Bethea5 was
the son of "DEVIL" John Bethea4
William had 3 brothers,
Bethea5 , Tristram Bethea5 , Cade
Bethea5 and 4 sisters, Elizabeth
(Bethea) Walter5 , Sarah Bethea5
,and Martha Bethea5 . William Bethea was a plantation owner near Dillon, SC. and is
said to had employed over 1000 farm workers cultivating cotton and other crops. Married Sara
Hargrove and had 6 children as follows:
1) Thomas Clinton Bethea6, married Ester Jane Simpson
2) Cade W. Bethea6
3) Elizabeth Bethea6, m. (1) William Proctor (2) James Roper.
4) Ann Bethea6, married Rev. Louis Scarborough.
5) Martha A. Bethea6, married Richard A. Shearwood.
6) Harriet Bethea6, married Samuel J. Proctor.
Second wife was
Olivia Pearce. They had 6 children as follows:
Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->
William Bethea3 -> "DEVIL"
John Bethea4 ->
"English John" Bethea b. about 1684
"Virginia John" Bethea . born about 1704 d. 1779
"Sweat Swamp" Bethea . b. 1726, d. about 1784
|4th||"DEVIL" John Bethea b.1752 American Revolutionary Patriot|
|5th||William Bethea b.
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