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


Frances Virginia Smith 
b. 1-8-1937


Frances Virginia Smith Howell Virginia Smith about 1955

Frances Virginia Smith Howell (10 Gen)
born 1-8-1937. Daughter of 
S. Carlton Smith and. Frances Haddox. She married (1) Carlos Sabinson. Their children are:

1) Vickey Lynn Sabinson (Smith) (11 Gen) b. Nov. 2, 1956 
2) Sharon Ann Sabinson (Crocker)
(11 Gen), b. Oct. 1957 m.  Kenneth Crocker
3) Marcia Jean Sabinson (Parrish)
(11 Gen), b. December 6,1958. m. James Parrish
4) William "Bill" Carlton Sabinson (11 Gen) born 5-29-1961.

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English John Bethea  b. 1684 d. 1750,   m. Lady Upton. 

2nd "Virginia John" Bethea (abt. 1705) m. Sarah Darby Bishop
3rd William "Sweat Swamp" Bethea b. 1726 married Sarah Goodman. Died in 1784 
4th John  "Devil John" Bethea (b. Oct. 1752) m. Mary Henegan 
5th William Bethea (b. July 23, 1775) m. Olivia Pearce , Sarah Hargrove
6th Tristram Bethea (b. Dec. 3 , 1802) m. Nancy McLaurin, Sarah Todd

Tristram Pinkney Bethea (b. 1836). m. Rebecca Vice


Jenny (Bethea) Smith   & Earl Smith 
Parents of S. Carlton Smith
(circa. 1908)


1939 Photo at Bearden , Ark. residence
Earle Smith and Jenny (Bethea) Smith with their
 granddaughter, Frances Virginia Smith

Virginia Martha (Bethea) Smith
 b. Aug. 28, 1881 d. Dec. 31, 1952 m. Earl Quincy Smith


S. Carlton & Frances  Smith

1962 Photo of  S. Carlton & Frances  Smith 
with daughter Frances Virginia Smith and her husband, Carlos Sabinson & children 
Sharon, Vickey, Bill, and Marcia Sabinson

Smith, S. Carlton (b. 1904)  m. Frances Haddox



Virginia Smith Sabinson Howell with daughter Vickey Lynn Sabinson Smith
at Enid Lake, Mississippi  (1999)


With son, Bill Sabinson, daughter Vickey Lynn Smith , and grandchildren, John Sabinson  and Josh Sabinson .



Josh Sabinson  and John Sabinson in Oxford, Ms. Dec. 2000

Chuck Howell, Josh Sabinson (Back Row), 
and John Sabinson (Front Row) (Dec. 2000)


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



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