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
H. Bethea 8
Liston H Bethea and Irma Lee Bethea at the time of World War 2. Liston H Bethea, was at Pearl Harbor during the attack and survived.
Left on the Carrier Enterprise, survived Battle of Midway and others. Recipient of the Presidential Citation Award.
Irma and Liston Bethea. Grankids from left are Christopher Bethea, Rene Bethea, and Kane Bethea, Christmas 1971.
Liston and Irma Bethea in later years
Enoch Bethea and Maude Graham(7).
Born.10-1-1915 and died.5-14-1992. Married Irma Lee Potts,b.3-18-1917 on 3-8-1938 in
Inverness, Florida. Moved to Cal in 1940's. Their children are:
1. Stanley Heanon Bethea99 b.4-26-1943 married (1) Gloria Jeanie Rains
(b.1-22-1948) They had two children. Stanley is currently married to (2) Judy Marie Plattin (b. 1-16-1952)
Gwendalyn Rene Bethea(10) b.12-13-1964. She has a son,
Mario Montana Rocha(11) b. 4-22-1990
Christopher Wayne Bethea(10) b. 5-7-1971
2. Thomas Lee Bethea9 b. 2-2-1948 married Janice Marie Williams
(b.2-9-1951, d.3-19-1984) children are
Kane Thomas Bethea10 b.7-13-1971,
Carrie Jean Bethea10, b.10-11-1972,
3. Florence Linda Bethea9 b.8-27-1951 married Andy Robert
Mantlo (b. 2-12-1950) on 10-20-1973 childern are
Andrew Robert Mantlo , b. 10-26-1979
Elizabeth Janine Mantlo , b. 5-14-1982
4. Jesse Enoch Bethea9 b.7-30-1954
John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2
-> "Buckswamp" John Bethea3->
"English John" Bethea
b. about 1684
"Virginia John" Bethea
b. about 1704 d. 1779
John Bethea settled Buck Swamp abt.
Bethea b. 3-17-1790, d.
Harllee Bethea b. 9-2-1815, d. 9-7-1894
m. Catherine Ann Roberts.
b.12-2-1862 d. ? Married Martha Louisa Roberts.
Enoch Bethea b.
2-2-1892 d. 04-29-1924 m. Maude Graham
Married Irma Lee Potts
Copyright 2010 by T. P. Bethea, Jr., Monroe, Louisiana
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