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 in North America

John Bethea4 
b. Dec. 10, 1770 in Cumberland County N.C
ied Mar. 8, 1881 in Cumberland County, N.C. 
Married Elizabeth Atkins 11-14-1799.

4th Generation in North American


John Bethea4 was the son of  William Bethea and Jerusa Brown. b. Dec. 10, 1770 in Cumberland County N.C. Died Mar. 8, 1881 in Cumberland County, N.C Married Elizabeth Atkins 11-14-1799.

Their children were:

Mary Polly Bethea b. Jan. 5, 1801

Nancy Bethea b. Feb. 1, 1803

William Atkins Bethea
b. Dec. 10, 1804 in Cumberland County, N.C Moved to Georgia and
   Married Molly Lee in Blakely (Early County), Georgia

 4) John Lewis Bethea b. Dec. 2, 1806 in Cumberland County, N.C married Mary Bowlin 

Jerusa Bethea Morrison b. Sept. 28, 1808 in N.C died in Tishomingo County, Miss. 
    Married "Archie" Archibald Morrision about Dec. 30 1831 i
n Cumberland County, N.C

Winefred Bethea b. Nov. 23, 1810

Elizabeth Bethea b. Sept 29, 1812 died about 1882

Sara Ann Bethea b. Sept 21, 1814 

Grace Bethea b. Dec. 17, 1816

Jeannette Bethea b. Oct. 30 , 1818 died 1901

James Atkins Bethea b. Sept. 12, 1820 in Cumberland County, N.C.

Jesse Northington Bethea b. Jun. 1, 1822 in Cumberland County N.C. 

David Northington Bethea b. May 8, 1824 in Cumberland County N.C.

 14) Archibald Alexander Bethea b. Mar. 14, 1827 in Cumberland County N.C.


"English" John Bethea1 -> Tristram Bethea2 -> William Bethea3 -> John Bethea4


1st John "English John" Bethea  b. about 1684 in England. Sailed to America about 1700

2nd Tristram Bethea2 Born about 1713 in Herford (Gates County) N.C)
Married Ann Goodman About 1735 Died 1779.

3rd William Bethea3 b. March 1, 1744 in North Carolina 
married Jerusa Brown about 1770

4th John Bethea4 b. Dec. 10, 1770 in Cumberland County N.C. Died Mar. 8, 1881 in Cumberland County, N.C  Married Elizabeth Atkins 11-14-1799.



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



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