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

6th Generation in North America

Elisha Cochrane Bethea Jr.
(b. 1837, d. 1903)

Elisha Cochrance Bethea Jr. (b. 1837, d. 1903)  Son of Elisha Cochrane Bethea and Martha Ann Walterm(1). Sallie Ellis (b. 1842, d. 4-29-1882)

William Ellis Bethea (7) b. 3-29-1862
J. Arthur Bethea (7) b. 1-14-1872
Morgan S.Bethea (7) b. 4-28-1878
Mattie Martha Bethea (7)
Carrie Bethea (7) b. 8-20-1866
Augusta Bethea (7) b. 1809
Nell Ginny Bethea (7) b. 1-3-1874
Elisha C. Bethea (7) b. 4-89-1868. d. 11-1868
Benjamin B. Bethea (7) b. 7-7-1876, d. 5-11-1894
Sarah Bethea (7) b. 4-19-1882. d. 6-30-1882

m(2) Mary Ann Ellis (b. 1850, d. 1918)

Power Wordsworth Bethea (7) b. 7-22-1883
Eva Bethea (7) b. 9-26-1885
Wessie Bethea (7) b. 3-22-1890
S. Mary Bethea (7) b. 11-8-1887
Pembroke Bethea (7)


"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Buck Swamp" John Bethea->
"Catfish" Philip Bethea4 -> Elisha Bethea5 -> Philip W. Bethea


1st John "English John" Bethea  b. about 1684 died sometime after 1750. Married the Widow lady Upton

2nd John "Virginia John" Bethea   b. about 1704 d. 1779 married Sarah Darby Bishop


"Buck Swamp" John Bethea b. abt. 1740 d. 7-12-1821 m. Absala Parker

4th Philip Bethea b. April 25,1781 d. Nov. 22, 1875 m. Rachel Cochrane settled Cat Fish Place (near Latta), SC 

5th  Elisha Cochrane Bethea K2265 b. 2-28-1807 d. 4-5-1886 m. Martha Ann Walter


Elisha Cochrane Bethea Jr.



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



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