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

9th Generation in North American

Hortense Bethea Agerton9

b. 12/5/1903
d. 6/2/1973
m. Thomas Samual Agerton

Hortense Bethea Agerton(9) born 12/5/1903   died 6/2/1973  Daughter of William Henry Bethea and Mary Elizabeth Earle (b. 6/6/1892 d. 6/22/1952) Married Thomas Samual Agerton 

1. Julian Lamar Agerton(10) b. 10/7/1923 d. 9/18/1977
2. Robert Esy Agerton(10) b. 5/9/1923 d. 5/22/1996
3. Joanne Agerton(10)
4. Archie Dewitt Agerton(10) b. 5/13/1934
5. James Earle Agerton(10) b. 6/28/1937

"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Sweatswamp" William Bethea3 -> 
Jesse Bethea4
-> Rev. Goodman Bethea->Joseph Allston Bethea6 -> 
Goodman Bethea7 -> William Henry Bethea8 -> Hortense Bethea Agerton9


1st John "English John" Bethea  b. about 1684


2nd John "Virginia John" Bethea   b. about 1704 d. 1779


3rd  William "Sweat Swamp" Bethea  b. 1726,  d. about  1784


4th Jesse Bethea  b. 8-27-1763 m. Celia Harrelson 

5th Rev. Goodman Bethea b. 7-2-1793 d. 9-22-1863 m. Charlotte Grice

6th Joseph Allston Bethea b.  8-5-1820 d.  7-18-1875
m. (1) Nancy Jane Mandenhall (2) Elizabeth Grice


Goodman Bethea b. 1-22-1851 d. 7-9-1927 m. Viola Rabun


8th William Henry Bethea  b. 1-19-1887 d. 12-1918 

9th Hortense Bethea Agerton



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



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