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
CHARLES HENRY BETHEA8
(b. 1867- d. 1897)
From near Hampton, Calhoun County, Arkansas
Charles (Charlie) Herny Bethea was born on Sept. 30, 1867 and lived to be thirty years of age. He was the oldest son of Tristram Pinkney Bethea and Rebecca Ann Vise and apparently was born during the trip across Mississippi into Arkansas from the East, ( Dillon, South Carolina, via Georgia and North Alabama) following the Civil War. His Father had been a soldier for the Confederacy. He was the oldest of thirteen children, and eventually had the profession of being an engineer on the small logging railroads (narrow gauge) which brought trees and logs out of the timberlands to sawmills. He worked at Buckner (Warren County), and offered hospitality to his Sisters and Brothers, who occasionally visited from Calhoun County. On one such visit, his Sister Jenny (Virginia) Bethea was introduced to Earl Smith and they later were married. Charles Bethea was married to Georgia A. Robinson (b. May 10, 1870 – d. April 17, 1938).
She later remarried after Charles’ death and had a family with George H. Clay (b.6-22-1876 - d. May 28, 1948). Their children were Frank Clay and Kathryn Clay (Browing).
John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2
-> "Sweat Swamp" William Bethea3 ->"Devil
John" Bethea 4
Pinkney Bethea7 -> Charles
"English John" Bethea b. about 1684
"Virginia John" Bethea
b. about 1704 d. 1779
"Sweat Swamp" Bethea
b. 1726, d. about 1784
John "Devil John" (b. Oct. 1752) m. Mary Henegan (4th)
William (b. 7-23-1775) m. Olivia Pearce , Sarah Hargrove
Tristram (b. Dec. 3 , 1802) m. Nancy McLaurin, Sarah Todd (6th)
TRISTRAM PINKNEY BETHEA (b. 1836- d. 1917) m. Rebecca Vise
Charles Henry Bethea8 b. Sept. 30, 1867 d. April 13, 1897 at age 30. Charles Bethea was married to Georgia A. Robinson. Their children were: Carl Bethea9, Fred Henry Bethea9, William Jenning Bryan Bethea9, Blanche Bethea9
Copyright 2010 by T. P.
Bethea, Jr., Monroe, Louisiana
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