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
James Wilson Bethea Jr9,

b. 1954 
m. Kim Courtney Bethea

From left to right Bryan, Jessie Belle, Wilson, and James


James Wilson Bethea Jr. and family Lucas, Kim, James, and Courtney

James Wilson Bethea Jr (9), born 12/3/1954.Son of James Wilson Bethea and Jessie Belle Ellison.Married Kim Courtney Bethea. Their children are :

1) James Lucas Bethea10, b. 1/3/1979 (10th)
2) Courtney Bethea10, b. 8/6/1981 (10th)

"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Buckswamp" John Bethea3->
Parker Bethea4 -> John Harllee Bethea5 -> James John Bethea6 -> Loundis Byran Bethea7
James Wilson Bethea8
-> James Wilson Jr.9

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

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


3rd  "Buckswamp" John Bethea settled Buck Swamp abt. 1756

4th Parker Bethea  b. 3-17-1790, d. 12-27-1867 

5th John Harllee Bethea b. 9-2-1815, d. 9-7-1894 m. Catherine Ann Roberts.

6th James John Bethea  b.12-2-1862 d. ? Married Martha Louisa Roberts.

7th Loundis Bryan Bethea b.1911, d..1968 and married Melba Jackson

8th James Wilson Bethea b. 1932 married Jessie Belle Ellison


James Wilson Bethea Jr, b. 1954 m. Kim Courtney Bethea


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



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