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


Dollie Bethea Benson




Dollie Bethea Benson
(c. 1908)

Dollie Bethea Benson December 7, 1886 and she lived to be eighty-five years old and died 1971. Daughter of Tristram Pinkney and Rebecca Vise Bethea7 married Noah Benson, a farmer and  Calhoun County politician. They had 5 children: 
1) Beatrice Benson (Johnson)9
b. 12-1-1913
2) Arvil Thomas Benson9
b. 8-17-1916
3) Mervin Benson (Morris)9
b. 12-14-1920 m. Carroll Morris
4) Earle Benson9
b. 2-5-1922 (twin)
5) Annie Myrle Benson (Blann)9
b. 2-5-1922 (twin) lives in El Dorado, AR. 


"English" John Bethea1 -> "Virginia" John Bethea2 ->  "Sweat Swamp" William Bethea->"Devil John" Bethea 4 -> William Bethea5 -> Tristram Bethea 6 -> Tristram Pinkney Bethea7 -> Dollie (Bethea) Benson 8


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 Bethea, John  "Devil John" (b. Oct. 1752) m. Mary Henegan (4th)  

5th Bethea, William  (b. 7-23-1775) m. Olivia Pearce , Sarah Hargrove  (5th)

6th Bethea, Tristram (b. Dec. 3 , 1802) m. Nancy McLaurin, Sarah Todd (6th)


TRISTRAM PINKNEY BETHEA (b. 1836- d. 1917) m. Rebecca Vise



Dollie Bethea Benson  married Noah Benson. 5 children: Annie Myrle Benson (Blann)9, Arvil Thomas Benson9, Beatrice Benson (Johnson)9, Earle Benson9, Mervin Benson9

9th Benson, Annie Myrle (Blann) b. 2-5-1922 (twin) lives in El Dorado, AR. 
Benson, Arvil Thomas b. 8-17-1916 (9th)
Benson, Beatrice (Johnson) b. 12-1-1913 (9th)
Benson, Earle b. 2-5-1922 (9th) ->
Benson, James Earle Jr. b. 7-1-1947 (10th)
Benson, Mervin b. 12-14-1920 m. Carroll Morris (9th) ->
Morris, Theresa Ann b. 8-20-1949 (10th)


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



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