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
8th GENERATION DESCENDANTS
AusbonWatt Bethea8 #666022113 Son of John "Jack" Bethea7 #66602211 and Martha Jane Peavy. Born 11-5-1860 died. 1926 m. 1st Lula Gates (b. 1872 d. 1950) 2nd Mollie Ray. 4 children are as follows:
1) Owen Bethea9
(1895 - 1971)
John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2
-> "Sweat Swamp" William Bethea3 ->
|1st||John "English John" Bethea
#66 666 b. about 1684
"Virginia John" Bethea #6 666 b. about 1704 d.
"Sweat Swamp" Bethea #6 66601= #666. b. 1726, d. about
Bethea #66602 b- oct 1759 S.C. m- Mary Council - 2 children
poss more. He served as a Lieutenant in Revolutionary War, he's also on
the 1790 census. Brother to Devil John
Bethea #666022 not much known about this Jesse, born in S.C.
believed to have removed to Wilcox Co. Al with his son Jesse Council,
possibly buried in unmarked grave in Reaves Chapel Cemetery, Wilcox , Al.
Council Bethea #6660221 m- Cynthia Henry (she is rumored to
be related to Patrick Henry) 6 children.
"Jack" Bethea7 #66602211 b. 1821 m. Martha Jane Peavy (b. 1829
Bethea8 #666022113 b. 11-5-1860 d. 1926 m. 1st Lula Gates
(b. 1872 d. 1950) 2nd Mollie Ray
Lula Gates Bethea, mother of Melton Floyd Bethea taken about 1930
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