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


6th Generation in North American

Jesse Bethea 6
b. 05-22-1807 d. 01-04-1876
m. Christian Bethune

Jesse Bethea 6 Son of William Bethea5 and Second wife Olivia Pearce. Born 05-22-1807 in Little Rock, Marion District (Dillon), SC and died 01-04-1876. He married Christian Bethune (born 1804 and died 7-7-1886). Their children are as follows:

1) Caroline Pearce Bethea7, b. 12-8-1825, m. Calvin Cade Bethea.
2) Catherine Bethea7, b. m. Patric James Fenegan,
3) Chesley Bethea7, b. ? d. ? never married
4) Farquehard Bethea7 b.? d. 1929 never married.
Holden Wade Bethea7
b. 10-13-1843, d. 7-26-1906
6) John Colin Bethea77, b. 05-31-1831, Marion District, SC; d. 10-15-1902, near Bingham, SC.
7) Mary Jane Bethea7, b. 1840, m. Edward C. Shrewsbury.
8) Phillip Bethea7 , b. 3-13-1834 d. 12-18-1869

3 children (Farquehard, Holden, and Chesley) were found in
Mary Belle Manning Bethea's Ancestral Key to the Pee Dee. Thanks to Doris Bethea Foster9 who listed the grandsons of Farquehard Bethune (Christian's father)

"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  William Bethea->
"DEVIL" John Bethea4 -> William Bethea5   -> Jesse Bethea6  

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


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


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


4th "DEVIL" John Bethea  b.1752 American Revolutionary Patriot


5th William Bethea  b. 5-23-1775 


6th  Jesse Bethea b. 05-22-1807 d. 01-04-1876 m. Christian Bethune



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



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