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

4th Generation DESCENDANT

 James Bethea
born 6-25-1774 in Latta, SC, 
d. 5/8/1834 
m. Margaret Cochrane 



James Bethea4 was born 6-25-1774 in Latta, SC, and died 5/8/1834. He was the son of "Buckswamp" John Bethea4 & Absala Bethea Parker.Married. Margaret Cochrane b. 9/10/1782; d. 1/26/1848

He had four brothers and four sisters William Betheaborn 8-18-1769,  Philip Bethea4 4-25-1781,  Col. Elisha Bethea4 born 1787, Parker Bethea4 born 1790, and Sarah Bethea (Odom)4 born 1766, Pattie Bethea (Owens) born 1767, Mollie Bethea (Owens)  born 1776, Absola Bethea (Owens) born 1778.

James Bethea(4). and Margaret had 12 children as follows:

   1.Thomas Cochrane Bethea, b. 1792 in Marion Co; m. Miranza Rogers
   2.Deborah Bethea, b. 11/23/1801 in Marion Co; d. 4/28/1868; m. James Edwin Spears, b. 10/22/1798
   3.Nancy Bethea, b. 1/23/1803 in Marion Co; d 6/10/1867; m. 10/14/1823 to Salathiel Moody; d. 4/10/1867
   4.Sarah Bethea, b. 12/21/1806; d. 12/05 1886; m. Willis Gibson Crawford  b. 2/22/11796, d. 1/21/1851
   5.Rev. Samuel Joseph Bethea, b. 10/22/1808 in Marion Co, d.10/24/1877  m. (1) ?  (2) Mary Rogers, 
     (3) Elizabeth A. Bass, b. 5/17/1820, d. 10/20/1898
  6.Rachal Bethea, b. 3/27/1810 in Marion Co, d. 11/20/1876; m.11/1/1827 to Enoch J. Meekins, 
     b.10/28/1797, d.9/11/1877
    (Rachal's Tombstone indicates she was born in 1807, Sellers History, p.402)
  7.Lucretia Bethea, b. 8/9/1812 in Marion Co, d. 6/6/1886; m. (1) Aaron
     Meekins; m. (2) Wesley Stackhouse,             b. 2/5/1814, d. 12/25/1864
  8.Lucinda Bethea, b. 5/6/1814 Marion Co; m. Wiley Bridges
  9. John Robert Bethea, b. 1/5/1816 Marion Co, d. 8/20/1893; m.2/3/1842
      to Harriet Belinda Bass, b.  9/30/1823, d.1/28/1885
10.David W. Bethea, b. 1/22/1818 Marion Co, d. 10/7/1843 (never married)
11.Claudius A. Bethea, b. 2/22/1821, d. 12/12/1869; m. Mary Ann Miles
12.Jane Elizabeth Bethea, b. 10/20/1822 Marion Co, d. 1/2/1881; 
     m.Tristram Manship Easterling, b.10/1/1818, d. 3/12/1907


"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Buckswamp" John Bethea3


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 James Bethea b. 6-25-1774



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