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
Edith Williams Copella(8)
Edith Williams Copella(8) (1906-1977). Daughter of Nannie Wannamaker Bethea Williams and Josiah Williams. She married Charles T. Copella (1903-1979)
married and had no children
2) Nancy Copella Maisch(9) (1933- ) married Donald Maisch and adopted a boy David, and a daughter, Donna. Now living in Boston, MA
3) Patricia Ann Copella Boulden(9) (1934- ) married William Boulden in 1956. Living in Pendleton, NY
4) Charles Copella Murry(9) (1936-1980) (1936-1980) married Joan Murphy
John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2
Swamp" John Bethea3 ->
"English John" Bethea
b. about 1684 died
sometime after 1750. Married the Widow lady Upton
"Virginia John" Bethea b. about 1704 d. 1779
married Sarah Darby Bishop
Swamp" John Bethea
b. abt. 1740 d. 7-12-1821 m. Absala Parker
Philip Bethea b. April 25,1781 d. Nov.
22, 1875 m. Rachel Cochrane settled Cat Fish Place (near Latta), SC
Cochrane Bethea K2265 b. 2-28-1807 d. 4-5-1886 m. Martha Ann Walter
Philip Walter Bethea b.
11-5-1828 d. 5-23-1915 m. Anna Margaret Smith
Nannie Wannamaker Bethea
married Josiah Williams in the 1890s
,(1906-1977),married Charles T. Copella
Copyright 2010 by T. P. Bethea, Jr., Monroe, Louisiana
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