Bethea Family


Descendants of John Bethea

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 BETHEA was born 1684 in England, and died Aft. 1750 in Nansemond County, Virginia or Chowan County, North Carolina. He married ? UPTON Abt. 1705. She was born 1664, and died Bef. 1735.

Notes for JOHN BETHEA:
http://www.betheafamily.org/Welcome.html contains Bethea fmaily information herein cited, as one of hte sources.

In 1735, at the time he deeded property to his son Tristam, John Bethea resided in that part of Chowan Precinct, North Carolina that later became Gates County, North Carolina. It was part of an earlier patent in Virginia, but proved to be in North Carolina when the state line was surveyed. Gates County is in the far northeast corner of North Carolina, with no towns of any size. Suffolk, Virginia, was the nearest trade center, and the Bethea family marketed there. The family later moved west and south.

We can assume that English John's wife ded before this deed was drawn in 1735, since she is not mentioned and should have been if she were alive.

Family stories say that English John came from Suffolk, England. His father probably was named Berthier and probalby came from Alpine, France.

More About JOHN BETHEA:
Immigration: Abt. 1700, England to Norfolk, Virginia
Property: 16 Jul 1735, Transferred 150 acres to his son Tristam by deed (names were spelled Bathay)

Notes for ? UPTON:
She was the widow of a man named Upton. She is sometimes called Lady Upton, however this may be a misinterpretation, since she is also called the "widow lady Upton."

Children of JOHN BETHEA and ? UPTON are:
2. i. JOHN2 BETHEA, b. Bef. 1705; d. Aft. 1779, South Carolina.
3. ii. TRISTAM BETHEA, b. 1713, Herford English American Colony (Gates County, North Carolina); d. Abt. 1779, North Carolina.

Generation No. 2

2. JOHN2 BETHEA (JOHN1) was born Bef. 1705, and died Aft. 1779 in South Carolina. He married SARAH DARBY BISHOP 1722 in Chowan County, North Carolina. She was born 1705, and died Unknown.

Notes for JOHN BETHEA:
He was called Virginia John, because in that time, the Nansemond area (named after the Nansemond Indian Tribe) lay alongside the seafaring area of Albemarle Sound, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean which was frequented by ships and trading vessels traveling between England and the Caribbean/ American colonies. The Nansemond county, Va. later became extinct and was replaced by Chowan County, North Carolina in later times. . Virginia John2 married Sarah Darby2 and was the father of 4 children.

When Virginia John Bethea and his sons moved south to Chowan County,S.C. (now extinct and replaced by Dillon County), they settled on a 100 acre plantation and eventually bought another 300 acres by Buckswamp John. Then 1443 acres was purchased in 1771. Here follows the details of the 100 acres set forth in one of Harllee's publication

Some researchers say he was born in Wyhl, Emmendingen, Baden, Germany

More About JOHN BETHEA:
Residence: Nansemond County, Virginia

Children of JOHN BETHEA and SARAH BISHOP are:
4. i. JOHN C.3 BETHEA, b. 1740, New Kent, Virginia; d. 12 Aug 1821, South Carolina.
ii. TRISTAM BETHEA, b. New Kent, Virginia; d. Unknown.
5. iii. WILLIAM BETHEA, b. Abt. 1725, Virginia; d. 1783, South Carolina.
iv. MARY BETHEA, b. 1739.

Notes for MARY BETHEA:
The sisters married two brothers from the Rogers family living around present-day Dillon County South Carolina.

v. ANNA NANNIE BETHEA, b. 06 Sep 1755, Virginia.
vi. HOPEY BETHEA MANNING, b. 1762, South Carolina.

3. TRISTAM2 BETHEA (JOHN1) was born 1713 in Herford English American Colony (Gates County, North Carolina), and died Abt. 1779 in North Carolina. He married ANN GOODMAN Abt. 1735 in Cape Fear, North Carolina. She was born 1700 in Chowan County, North Carolina, and died Aft. 1734.

Notes for TRISTAM BETHEA:
He received a 150 acre plantation in Gates County from his Father "English" John Bethea and he raised a large family with four sons and five daughters. Description on the deed: Beginning at the mouth of a branch that runs into the Beach Swamp on ye South ward side of ye sd. swamp & running thence down ye swamp Bounded by the main run of the same according to the several meanderings to a marked Pine standing in or near sd. swamp being a corner tree of the Patent running thence along ye patent line to a marked pine being another corner tree from thence running along the Patent line & bounded thereon until it comes to a marked Red oak standing in or near a branch called the dividing Branch and from thence running down ye sd Beach Swamp to the mouth being the first mentioned station.

It was part of a greater tract of land originally granted to Robert Gravim of Nansemond County, Virginia. It is described as a plantation with houses, outhouses, orchards, gardens, nurseries, cornfield, clear ground, woodland ground and underwoods Timber (word not legible) swamps, marshes, meadows, pocosins & low ground pasture & pasture gorunds, water, water course springs & fountains. John Bethea reserved the right to build a house on the property during his lifetime, without disturbing Tristam's family.

More About TRISTAM BETHEA:
Property: 16 Jul 1735, Paid 100 barrels of tar for 150 acres of land
Residence: Cape Fear River, North Carolina

Children of TRISTAM BETHEA and ANN GOODMAN are:
i. JAMES3 BETHEA, b. 1726; d. Bef. Feb 1797.
6. ii. JESSE BETHEA, b. 1724; d. 1812.
iii. ELISHA BETHEA, b. 1727; d. 1728.
iv. MARY BETHEA, b. 1729; d. 1730.
v. FLORA BETHEA, b. 1730; d. 1731.
vi. KITTIE BETHEA, b. 1731; d. 1732.
vii. WILLIAM BETHEA, b. 01 Mar 1744; d. Unknown.

Generation No. 3

4. JOHN C.3 BETHEA (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1740 in New Kent, Virginia, and died 12 Aug 1821 in South Carolina. He married (1) LUCY ?. He married (2) ABSALA PARKER 1765 in Unknown. She was born 1744, and died 15 Sep 1811 in Latta, Marion County, South Carolina.

Notes for JOHN C. BETHEA:
When Virginia John Bethea and his sons moved south to Chowan County,S.C. (now extinct and replaced by Dillon County), they settled on a 100 acre plantation and eventually bought another 300 acres by Buckswamp John. Then 1443 acres was purchased in 1771. Here is the description of 300 acres: "land bordered by John Bethea, William Kerby and vacant lands... in the district of Georgetown on Buck Swamp. He settled in Buck Swamp about 1756. Buckswamp is near Latta, Dillon County, South Carolina, but was a part of Georgetown District then Liberty District. That became Marion District in about 1800. These districts became counties after the Civil War. Dillon County was formed from the northern part of Marion County in 1910.

Often referred to as John third

." "Buck Swamp John" settled on the plantation now owned by one of his descendants, John C. Bethea, of Dillon

William Sellers in his History of Marion County says of John: he was a prosperous man--took up and owned at the time of his death, in 1821, six or eight thousand acres of land around him and in near by parts, the most of which is now owned by some one or another of his descendants; he farmed and raised stock, drove it to Charleston; had and raised large orchards, raised fruit; made cider and brandy, and sold it, in his day, without let or hindrance; he accumulated a large estate for his day and time, which he gave almost entirely to his five sons, William, James, Philip, EIisha and Parker--giving nothing, comparatively, to his four,daughters, Sallie, Pattie, Mollie and Absala

Modern directions to Buck Swamp: Go north from Latta on 301.

 

More About JOHN C. BETHEA:
Immigration: in middle of 18th century, moved to Buck Swamp, South Carolina, about 2 miles above Latta
Military service: Soldier and patriot of Rev War, according to Philip Yancey Bethea and Bishop Gregg's History of "The Old Cheraws"
Property: 27 May 1784, Grant of 300 acres of land from state of South Carolina for 7 pounds sterling
Will: 30 May 1829, Copy from "Reproduction of Microfilm in South Carolina Department of Archives and Histoyr, Columbia, S. C." Marion County Will Volume 1 Book 1 pages 163-165

Children of JOHN BETHEA and ABSALA PARKER are:
i. SARAH4 BETHEA, b. 1766, Marion County, South Carolina; m. LEVI ODOM; b. 1760; d. Aft. 1835.

Notes for SARAH BETHEA:
According to Philip Yancey Bethea, Sallie and Levi Odom had no children. William Sellers says the same thing.

More About LEVI ODOM:
Military service: Revoltionary War hero
Property: 17 Feb 1815, "Osburn Lane" and Elisha Bethea witnessed a deed from Levi Odom to John McKinzie for land on Buck Swamp and another tract on Big Ready Creek. (Marion Co, SC Deed Book F, page 256, from "Marion County South Carolina Abstracts of Deeds Volume Two Books F-I &

7. ii. PATTIE BETHEA, b. 1767, Marion County, South Carolina; d. St. Stephens, South Carolina.
8. iii. WILLIAM BETHEA, b. 18 Aug 1769, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 13 Jun 1840, Marion County, South Carolina.
9. iv. JAMES BETHEA, b. 25 Jun 1774, Latta, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 08 May 1834, Marion County, South Carolina.
v. MOLLIE BETHEA, b. 1776, Marion County, South Carolina; d. Probably Natchez, Mississippi; m. ? OWENS.

Notes for MOLLIE BETHEA:
According to Philip Yancey Bethea, Mollie married a Mr. Owens and went west (as did her sister Absala).

More About MOLLIE BETHEA:
Moved: To Natchez, Mississippi

vi. ABSALA BETHEA, b. 1778, Marion County, South Carolina; m. ? OWENS.

Notes for ABSALA BETHEA:
According to Philip Yancey Bethea, Absala and her husband went west.

According to William Sellers Abasla and Mollie married the same Mr. Owens. He says she died childless. However, this doesn't make sense based on move dates, death dates, etc.

10. vii. PHILIP BETHEA, b. 25 Apr 1781, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 22 Nov 1865, Cat Fish Creek (Latta), Marion County, South Carolina.
11. viii. PARKER BETHEA, b. 17 Mar 1790, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 27 Dec 1867, Marion County, South Carolina.
12. ix. COLONEL ELISHA BETHEA, b. 1787, Marion County, South Carolina; d. Marion County, South Carolina.

5. WILLIAM3 BETHEA (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1725 in Virginia, and died 1783 in South Carolina. He married SARAH GOODMAN 1752. She was born 1730 in South Carolina, and died 1776 in South Carolina.

Notes for WILLIAM BETHEA:
Records kept by William are helpful in recreating the life of English John and his children in America. William was born before 1726 and his father was born before 1705. We can assume that English John was married before 1705, when his son Virginia John was born.

William came to South Carolina from Virginia with his brother John and his father. He settled above Little Rock, South Carolina, in an area known as Sweatswamp.

More About WILLIAM BETHEA:
Moved: To South Carolina about the middle of the 18th century and settled on Sweat Swamp, 3 or 4 miles above Harleeville, South Carolina
Property: Owned 1500 acres on Sweat Swamp

Children of WILLIAM BETHEA and SARAH GOODMAN are:
13. i. JOHN4 BETHEA, b. 20 Oct 1752, South Carolina; d. 04 Mar 1812, South Carolina.
14. ii. GOODMAN BETHEA, b. Oct 1759, South Carolina; d. Nov 1796.
iii. PHILLIP BETHEA, b. 1748, South Carolina; d. 27 Aug 1763; m. (1) ANNE BETHEA; b. 1750; d. 1766; m. (2) MARGARET COUNCIL.

Notes for PHILLIP BETHEA:
In his brother Phillip's will, Phillip wanted some land sold and the proceeds divided between his brother Jesse, Henry Trawick, William Trawick, Goodman Trawick, Tristam Bethea, William Bethea, John Beteha, Cade Bethea, Jeremiah Waters, John Brady Bennet Andrews and Herod Stackhouse. His sister Martha married Othneil Trawck. There are a number of Tristams, Williams and Johns in the family. Cade Bethea is the son of his brother John. Herod Stackhouse is the grandson of Mary Bethea who may have been the daughter of that same brother John. We don't know the names of his siblings children, so we don't know who his nephew Philip is.

More About PHILLIP BETHEA:
Will: 06 Dec 1814, Will Book 1, page 92, Roll number 467

iv. JESSE BETHEA, b. 27 Aug 1763; d. 27 Aug 1763; m. CELIA HARRELSON.

Notes for JESSE BETHEA:
In his brother Phillip's will, Phillip wanted some land sold and the proceeds divided between his brother Jesse, Henry Trawick, William Trawick, Goodman Trawick, Tristam Bethea, William Bethea, John Beteha, Cade Bethea, Jeremiah Waters, John Brady Bennet Andrews and Herod Stackhouse.

v. MARTHA BETHEA, b. Abt. 1765; d. Aft. 1807; m. OTHNEIL TRAWICK.
vi. CHARITY BETHEA, b. 02 Dec 1772; d. 14 Dec 1839, Columbia County, Mississippi; m. HENRY H HYBERT.

6. JESSE3 BETHEA (TRISTAM2, JOHN1) was born 1724, and died 1812. He married (1) ? LANG. He married (2) ELIZABETH THOMAS BREEDEN.

Notes for JESSE BETHEA:
Tatum is a town located in Marlboro County, South Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 69. The town is in the far northeast corner of South Carolina, near the North Carolina line. The county seat for Marlboro County is Bennettsville. Welsh Baptists from Delaware settled in an area of the county known as Welsh Neck around 1737, and they were later joined by English and Scotch-Irish settlers. Cotton growing made this a wealthy part of the state prior to the Civil War. The county is the home of children's advocate Marian Wright Edelman.

More About JESSE BETHEA:
Burial: Probably Bethea cemetery, Tatum, South Carolina (no grave markers)
Military service: South Carolina militia for the Marlboro District
Moved: To Marlboro District, South Carolina

Child of JESSE BETHEA and ? LANG is:
15. i. JESSE4 BETHEA, d. 1800.

Generation No. 4

7. PATTIE4 BETHEA (JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1767 in Marion County, South Carolina, and died in St. Stephens, South Carolina. She married ? OWENS.

Notes for PATTIE BETHEA:
Philip Yancey Bethea says Pattie married a Mr. Owens and moved to Charleston County, (now Berkely County) and settled near the present village of St. Stephens, near Santee River on the Atlantic Coast Line Railway. She is buried in the old church-yard there.

More About PATTIE BETHEA:
Moved: To Charleston County, now Berkeley County, with her husband.

Child of PATTIE BETHEA and ? OWENS is:
16. i. SALLIE5 OWENS.

8. WILLIAM4 BETHEA (JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 18 Aug 1769 in Marion County, South Carolina, and died 13 Jun 1840 in Marion County, South Carolina. He married (1) ? CRAWFORD. He married (2) MARY SHACKLEFORD. She was born 17 Jan 1784, and died 04 Jan 1852.

Notes for WILLIAM BETHEA:
William Sellers says Of the sons of Buck Swamp William, there was one noticeable peculiarity--they all, except old John C, drank liquor excessively, and when intoxicated or drinking were Perfectly quiet and harmless--much more so than when sober, except, perhaps Evander S.; they were all capital men, energetic and progressive citizens

More About WILLIAM BETHEA:
Residence: East side of Buckswamp, according to Philip Yancey Bethea

Child of WILLIAM BETHEA and ? CRAWFORD is:
17. i. JOHN CRAWFORD5 BETHEA, b. 12 Apr 1812; d. 22 Jan 1863.


Children of WILLIAM BETHEA and MARY SHACKLEFORD are:
18. ii. LEVI5 BETHEA, b. Oct 1808; d. 04 Jan 1852.
19. iii. WILLIAM SHACKLEFORD BETHEA, b. 26 Aug 1811; d. Bet. 1861 - 1865.
20. iv. FRANK BETHEA, b. 16 Apr 1816; d. Bef. 1901.
21. v. GEORGE JAMES BETHEA, b. 25 Feb 1812; d. 12 Aug 1907.
vi. EVANDER SHACKLEFORD BETHEA, b. 23 Sep 1822, Marion County, South Carolina; d. Nov 1873.

Notes for EVANDER SHACKLEFORD BETHEA:
According to William Sellers, he never married.

In the 1860 slave schedule, Evander S. Bethea had 7 slaves: man aged 45, woman aged 45, boy 12, girl 10, boy 8, girl 6, boy 4.

vii. REBECCA BETHEA, b. 25 Jun 1805; d. 03 Jun 1873; m. COLIN MCLELLAN.
viii. ABSALA BETHEA, b. 08 Mar 1807; d. 05 Jan 1854; m. HUGH CAMPBELL.

Notes for ABSALA BETHEA:
William Sellers says Absala married William W. Bethea, of the "Sweat Swamp set," who will be noticed further on.

ix. MARY BETHEA, b. 01 Dec 1813; d. 26 May 1852; m. WILLIAM W. BETHEA.

Notes for WILLIAM W. BETHEA:
Described by Philip Yancey Bethea as William W. Bethea of "Sweat Swamp Set".

22. x. CATHERINE BETHEA, b. 24 Sep 1820; d. 17 Nov 1893.
xi. SARAH ANN BETHEA, b. 26 Dec 1825; d. 02 Jun 1892; m. ? FOLK; b. North Carolina.
23. xii. JAMES BETHEA.

9. JAMES4 BETHEA (JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 25 Jun 1774 in Latta, Marion County, South Carolina, and died 08 May 1834 in Marion County, South Carolina. He married MARGARET COCHRANE. She was born 10 Sep 1782 in Marlborough County, South Carolina, and died 26 Jan 1848.

More About JAMES BETHEA:
Residence: in the fork of Big and Little Reedy Creeks, according to Philip Yancey Bethea

Children of JAMES BETHEA and MARGARET COCHRANE are:
i. THOMAS COCHRANE5 BETHEA, b. Marion County, South Carolina; m. MIRANZA ROGERS.

Notes for THOMAS COCHRANE BETHEA:
HIs date of birth is listed in http://www.betheafamily.org/4th/JamesBethea.html as 1782, but that doesn't make sense if his mother was really born in 1782.

More About THOMAS COCHRANE BETHEA:
Emigration: To Mississippi after his marriage

More About MIRANZA ROGERS:
Moved: To Mississippi after her marriage, according to Philip Yancey Bethea

ii. DEBORAH BETHEA, b. 23 Nov 1801, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 28 Apr 1868; m. JAMES EDWIN SPEARS; b. 22 Oct 1798, Marlborough County, South Carolina.
iii. NANCY BETHEA, b. 23 Jan 1803, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 10 Jun 1867; m. SALATHIEL MOODY; d. 10 Apr 1867.

More About NANCY BETHEA:
Moved: Moved West after her marriage

24. iv. REVEREND SAMUEL JOSEPH BETHEA, b. 22 Oct 1808, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 24 Oct 1877.
v. RACHEL BETHEA, b. 27 Mar 1810, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 20 Nov 1876; m. ENOCH J. MEEKINS; b. 28 Oct 1797; d. 11 Sep 1877.

Notes for RACHEL BETHEA:
Her tombstone indicates she was born in 1807.

vi. LUCRETIA BETHEA, b. 09 Aug 1812, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 06 Jun 1886; m. (1) AARON MEEKINS; m. (2) WESLEY STACKHOUSE; b. 05 Feb 1814; d. 25 Dec 1864.

Notes for LUCRETIA BETHEA:
According to Philip Yancey Bethea, there were no children from her marriage to Aaron Meekins but did have children from her marriage to Wesley Stackhouse.

vii. LUCINDA BETHEA, b. 06 May 1814, Marion County, South Carolina; m. COLONEL WILEY BRIDGES; b. Marlborough County, South Carolina.
25. viii. JOHN ROBERT BETHEA, b. 05 Jan 1816, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 20 Aug 1893.
ix. DAVID W. BETHEA, b. 22 Jan 1818, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 07 Oct 1843.

Notes for DAVID W. BETHEA:
Did not marry according to http://www.betheafamily.org/4th/JamesBethea.html

x. CLAUDIUS A. BETHEA, b. 22 Feb 1821, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 12 Dec 1869; m. MARY ANN MILES.
xi. JANE ELIZABETH BETHEA, b. 20 Oct 1822, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 02 Jan 1881; m. TRISTRAM MANSHIP EASTERLING; b. 01 Oct 1818; d. 01 Oct 1818.

More About JANE ELIZABETH BETHEA:
Residence: 1916, Philip Yancey Bethea says that she lived "out west."

xii. SALLIE BETHEA, m. WILLIS B. CRAWFORD; b. 1837; d. 16 Mar 1860.

More About WILLIS B. CRAWFORD:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

10. PHILIP4 BETHEA (JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 25 Apr 1781 in Marion County, South Carolina, and died 22 Nov 1865 in Cat Fish Creek (Latta), Marion County, South Carolina. He married (1) CLARISA. She was born 1804 in Marion County, South Carolina. He married (2) RACHEL COCHRANE 1801, daughter of THOMAS COCHRANE. She was born 1790 in Marlborough County, South Carolina, and died Unknown.

Notes for PHILIP BETHEA:
Philip Yancey Bethea says about him:

He was exceptionally a good man and was loved by all who knew him.

More About PHILIP BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina
Census: 1850, Lives with daughter Clarissa
Military service: War of 1812
Moved: Further up the road from his first residence.
Residence: Mars Bluff and Little Rock road near the Catfish crossing. The place is now a Cemetery.

Notes for RACHEL COCHRANE:
Sister of his brother James' wife

Children of PHILIP BETHEA and RACHEL COCHRANE are:
26. i. COLONEL ELISHA COCHRANE5 BETHEA, b. 28 Feb 1807, Latta, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 05 Apr 1886, Latta, Marion County, South Carolina.
ii. CLARISSA BETHEA, b. 11 Apr 1803, Latta, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 22 Aug 1861, Latta, Marion County, South Carolina.

Notes for CLARISSA BETHEA:
Never married according to PHilip Yancey Bethea

More About CLARISSA BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan Church Cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina
Census: 1850, Lives with her father

27. iii. COLONEL JAMES ROBERT BETHEA, b. 23 Aug 1809, Latta, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 24 Sep 1878.
iv. MORGAN BETHEA, b. Latta, Marion County, South Carolina; d. Unknown.
28. v. MARGARET BETHEA, b. 1812, Latta, Marion County, South Carolina; d. Aft. 1850, Marion County, South Carolina.
29. vi. MARTHA ANN BETHEA, b. 02 Dec 1821, Latta, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 02 Feb 1893.

11. PARKER4 BETHEA (JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 17 Mar 1790 in Marion County, South Carolina, and died 27 Dec 1867 in Marion County, South Carolina. He married ELIZABETH HARLEE, daughter of THOMAS HARLEE. She was born 08 Apr 1794 in Harleesville (Little Rock), South Carolina, and died 27 Apr 1868 in Marion County, South Carolina.

More About PARKER BETHEA:
Burial: Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery, Marlboro County, South Carolina
Residence: the Cross Roads on Catfish Bay quite near the Marlborough Line where the Causeway and the Bennettsville and the Marion roads crossed.

Notes for ELIZABETH HARLEE:
Philip Yancey Bethea says of her: She was a rather a masculine woman, very independent and self-willed. She was a very loud talker, this being due to the fact that her husband was deaf. She was extremely kind and hospitable, a good neighbor and much liked by all in the community.

More About ELIZABETH HARLEE:
Burial: Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery, Marlboro County, South Carolina

Children of PARKER BETHEA and ELIZABETH HARLEE are:
30. i. HARLEE5 BETHEA, d. Bef. 1916.
31. ii. BENJAMIN P. BETHEA.
iii. ELIZABETH BETHEA, m. ? HENDERSON; b. North Carolina.
iv. HARRIETT BETHEA, m. JESSE ROGERS.
v. LAURA JANE BETHEA, b. 08 Apr 1833; d. 14 Jun 1909; m. THOMPSON W. ALLEN; b. Marlborough County, South Carolina.

Notes for LAURA JANE BETHEA:
Married late in life, according to Philip Yancey Behea

More About LAURA JANE BETHEA:
Burial: Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery, Marlboro County, South Carolina

vi. MARIA BETHEA, m. ? HARRIS; b. North Carolina.

12. COLONEL ELISHA4 BETHEA (JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1787 in Marion County, South Carolina, and died in Marion County, South Carolina.

More About COLONEL ELISHA BETHEA:
Census: 1850, Lives between John C. Bethea and John R. Bethea.

Child of COLONEL ELISHA BETHEA is:
i. ?5 BETHEA, m. JOHN TART.

13. JOHN4 BETHEA (WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 20 Oct 1752 in South Carolina, and died 04 Mar 1812 in South Carolina. He married MARY HENAGAN 1775 in South Carolina. She was born 1756 in South Carolina, and died Sep 1824 in South Carolina.

More About JOHN BETHEA:
Burial: Bethea Family Cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

More About MARY HENAGAN:
Burial: Bethea Family Cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

Children of JOHN BETHEA and MARY HENAGAN are:
32. i. MARY ANN5 BETHEA.
ii. JOHN BETHEA, b. Jul 1787; d. 20 Nov 1827.

More About JOHN BETHEA:
Burial: Bethea Family Cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

33. iii. CADE BETHEA, b. 1792, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 12 Sep 1867, Little Rock, South Carolina.
34. iv. TRISTAM BETHEA, b. 1776, Dillon County, South Carolina; d. 08 Jul 1851, Lowndesboro, Alabama.

14. GOODMAN4 BETHEA (WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Oct 1759 in South Carolina, and died Nov 1796. He married MARY COUNCIL.

More About GOODMAN BETHEA:
Burial: Bethea Family Cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina
Military service: Lieutenant, South Carolina troops, Revolutionary War

Child of GOODMAN BETHEA and MARY COUNCIL is:
i. JESSE5 BETHEA.

15. JESSE4 BETHEA (JESSE3, TRISTAM2, JOHN1) died 1800. He married ANNA PEARCE.

Children of JESSE BETHEA and ANNA PEARCE are:
i. THOMAS5 BETHEA.
ii. TRISTAM BETHEA.
iii. JOHN PEARCE BETHEA.
iv. KITTY BETHEA.

Generation No. 5

16. SALLIE5 OWENS (PATTIE4 BETHEA, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) She married LEWIS STROBEL.

More About LEWIS STROBEL:
Residence: Charlestown, South Carolina, according to Philip Yancey Bethea

Child of SALLIE OWENS and LEWIS STROBEL is:
35. i. GABRIELLA A.6 STROBEL.

17. JOHN CRAWFORD5 BETHEA (WILLIAM4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 12 Apr 1812, and died 22 Jan 1863. He married (1) ? ALLISON. She was born in Marlborough County. He married (2) SARAH ANN DAVIS. She was born Abt. 1820.

Notes for JOHN CRAWFORD BETHEA:
According to Philip Yancey Bethea, he was born in 1798. P. Y. Bethea also says John Crawford Bethea Sr. was very prominent in his day. He represented his county at least one term in the Legislature. He took great interest in public affairs. He accumulated quite a property in lands and Negroes and died very wealthy

More About JOHN CRAWFORD BETHEA:
Residence: Crossroads, just north of Latta, South Carolina (according to Philip Yancey Bethea)

Notes for ? ALLISON:
She was a widow when John Crawford Bethea married her. Alison was her maiden name.

Notes for SARAH ANN DAVIS:
In the 1880 census, Sarah A. Bethea is living with John C. Bethea in Bethea township.

More About SARAH ANN DAVIS:
Residence: At time of marriage: lower Marion, in the neighborhood of Port's Ferry on Great Pee Dee River

Child of JOHN BETHEA and ? ALLISON is:
36. i. EDWIN ALLISON6 BETHEA, b. 1844; d. 1913.


Child of JOHN BETHEA and SARAH DAVIS is:
ii. JOHN CRAWFORD6 BETHEA, b. 1861.

More About JOHN CRAWFORD BETHEA:
Residence: 1901, Dillon, Dillon County, South Carolina

18. LEVI5 BETHEA (WILLIAM4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Oct 1808, and died 04 Jan 1852. He married MARY ANN BETHEA, daughter of JOHN BETHEA and MARY HENAGAN.

Notes for LEVI BETHEA:
According to Philip Yancey Bethea, he settled on the East side of Buck Swamp, opposite to the town of Latta, South Carolina, and his homestead fell to his son George J.

Children of LEVI BETHEA and MARY BETHEA are:
i. HENRY LOUIS6 BETHEA, b. 05 Aug 1843; d. 31 Mar 1862.

Notes for HENRY LOUIS BETHEA:
Died at 18, did not marry or have children.

37. ii. GEORGE JAMES BETHEA, b. 25 Jan 1844; d. 12 Aug 1907.
38. iii. SOPHIA BETHEA, b. 20 May 1837; d. 24 Dec 1906.
iv. HANNAH JANE BETHEA, b. 14 Oct 1840; d. 28 Aug 1896; m. JOHN C. BASS.

Notes for HANNAH JANE BETHEA:
Died childless, according to Wiliam Sellers

39. v. MARY LOUISA BETHEA, b. 05 Apr 1846; d. 08 Aug 1916.
vi. CHARLOTTE CORNELIA BETHEA, b. 17 Apr 1851; d. 03 Jul 1907; m. JOHN E. HENRY.

More About CHARLOTTE CORNELIA BETHEA:
Residence: 1916, Latta, Dillon County, South Carolina

More About JOHN E. HENRY:
Residence: old William Bethea homestead

19. WILLIAM SHACKLEFORD5 BETHEA (WILLIAM4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 26 Aug 1811, and died Bet. 1861 - 1865. He married SARAH ANN DEBERRY. She was born in Marlborough County, South Carolina.

More About WILLIAM SHACKLEFORD BETHEA:
Cause of Death: Killed by deserters during the Civil War, according to Philip Yancey Bethea
Residence: 1916, Lot B. Rogers owns place where William lived, on the East side of Buck Swamp, just below Dothan Church

Children of WILLIAM BETHEA and SARAH DEBERRY are:
40. i. WILLIAM HENRY6 BETHEA, d. Bet. 1891 - 1892, Marion County, South Carolina.
41. ii. MISSOURI BETHEA.

20. FRANK5 BETHEA (WILLIAM4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 16 Apr 1816, and died Bef. 1901. He married REBECCA MANNING, daughter of WOODWARD MANNING.

Notes for FRANK BETHEA:
He settled on the East side of Buck Swamp, opposite to Latta South Carolina. He married later in life, according to William Sellers

Frank and his infant son died the same year.

Child of FRANK BETHEA and REBECCA MANNING is:
i. INFANT6 BETHEA.

21. GEORGE JAMES5 BETHEA (WILLIAM4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 25 Feb 1812, and died 12 Aug 1907. He married (1) IRENE PAGE, daughter of CAPTAIN WILLIAM PAGE. He married (2) FLORA CAMPBELL 13 Jan 1870. She was born 06 Mar 1849, and died 26 Feb 1899.

Notes for FLORA CAMPBELL:
This wife and these children are probably attached to the wrong person

Children of GEORGE BETHEA and IRENE PAGE are:
42. i. WILLIAM A.6 BETHEA.
ii. JOHN D. BETHEA, m. SALLIE MANNING.
iii. AMANDA BETHEA.
iv. ELLEN BETHEA.
v. MARY BETHEA.
vi. KITTIE BETHEA.
vii. BELLE BETHEA.


Children of GEORGE BETHEA and FLORA CAMPBELL are:
43. viii. EDWARD CAMPBELL6 BETHEA, b. 27 Aug 1872; d. Unknown.
ix. HENRY LEWIS BETHEA, b. 27 Jun 1874; d. Unknown.
x. JAMES GARY BETHEA, b. 21 Jun 1878; d. 25 Jan 1907.
xi. ROBERT BROWN BETHEA, b. 16 Dec 1880; d. Unknown.
xii. CORNELIUS CHALMERS BETHEA, b. 04 Nov 1883; d. Unknown.
44. xiii. GEORGE JAMES BETHEA, b. 10 Sep 1888; d. 03 Aug 1946.
xiv. FLORENCE BETHEA, d. Unknown.
xv. JANIE BETHEA, d. Unknown.
xvi. MARY ANN BETHEA, b. 23 Aug 1818; d. 01 Nov 1888.

More About MARY ANN BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

22. CATHERINE5 BETHEA (WILLIAM4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 24 Sep 1820, and died 17 Nov 1893. She married AVERITT N. NANCE. He was born in North Carolina.

Child of CATHERINE BETHEA and AVERITT NANCE is:
i. DANIEL6 NANCE.

23. JAMES5 BETHEA (WILLIAM4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) He married IRENE PAGE, daughter of CAPTAIN WILLIAM PAGE.

Notes for JAMES BETHEA:
From Philip Yancey Bethea:

JAMES BETHEA.
James Bethea, son of William Bethea married Miss Irene Page. He settled on East side of Buck Swamp, adjoining the homestead of his Father. His sons were William A and John D. His daughters were Amanda, Ellen, Mary, Kittie, and Belle. Amanda married William. B. Ellen and lived at Dothan. Kittie married Joseph Watson. They live at Mt. Airy North Carolina. Ellen married a Mr. Floyd of North Carolina. I don't t know who Mary and Belle married.

James may not be listed with the right William

More About JAMES BETHEA:
Residence: East side of Buck Swamp, adjoining the homestead of his Father according to Philip Yancey Bethea

Children of JAMES BETHEA and IRENE PAGE are:
45. i. JOHN D.6 BETHEA.
ii. AMANDA BETHEA, m. WILLIAM B. ELLEN.

More About AMANDA BETHEA:
Residence: After marriage, she lived at Dothan, South Carolina, according to Philip Yancey Bethea

iii. ELLEN BETHEA, m. ? FLOYD; b. North Carolina.
iv. KITTIE BETHEA, m. JOSEPH WATSON.

Notes for KITTIE BETHEA:
Her husband was her first cousin.

More About KITTIE BETHEA:
Residence: 1916, Mount Airy, North Carolina

v. MARY BETHEA.
vi. BELLE BETHEA.

24. REVEREND SAMUEL JOSEPH5 BETHEA (JAMES4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 22 Oct 1808 in Marion County, South Carolina, and died 24 Oct 1877. He married (1) MARY ROGERS, daughter of TIMOTHY ROGERS. He married (2) ELIZABETH A. BASS, daughter of JOSEPH R. BASS. She was born 20 May 1820, and died 20 Oct 1898.

Notes for REVEREND SAMUEL JOSEPH BETHEA:
Philip Yancey Bethea says this about Samuel:

He was a local Methodist preacher and was noted for his integrity and piety. He was a Trial Justice for many years, and dispensed justice with an impartial hand. He always advised litigants to settle their disputes out of Court. He was very hospitable and really entertained to his own detriment. He took great interest in public affairs and filled at times some civil Offices satisfactorily. He did not seek office, but office was thrust upon him. He was quite a reader of current periodicals and was well posted on current events. He was for a long period the corner-stone of Dothan Church. If the Preacher in charge failed to come, he would preach. His Chief Lieutenant in Church work, and is remembered by a great many now living, was David Ellen. Old man Ellen was unquestionably a very good man, but illiterate and ignorant. He would often be called on to pray during church services, especially at revival meetings. In these prayers he would use high- sounding words, coining the most of them to suit his fancy, and using some not at all appropriate to the sentiment. On these occasions he would become very personal, using the names of such persons in the neighborhood as specially needed prayer. It is related on the old man that during a revival at Dothan Church he was called on to pray and this is the prayer said to be delivered by him: "O' Lord, have mercy on the people between the creeks and round and about Dothan Church. O' Lord have mercy on John C Bethea, "Big Bill", the Widow Hannah, the man who lies drunk under the hickory tree and Lawyer Sellers. O' Lord, I'll bet you five dollars, that nobody round here has got any religion at all, except Squire Sam Bethea, and that is most informally doubtful." You will notice that this prayer is very personal, and the reason is this: John C. Bethea and William S. ("Big Bill") Bethea very seldom went to church, the widow Hannah Bethea was a Presbyterian and Mr. Sellers practiced an evil Profession. The man down under the hickory tree was another member of the Bethea family.

In the 1860 census, he is living in the Reedy Creek district with E. A. Bethea, and 7 children. He has real estate worth $6,000 and other holdings worth $2,000. Mary is not listed, nor are Margaret, Charlotte and Cattie.

More About REVEREND SAMUEL JOSEPH BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina
Occupation: Methodist preacher noted for his integrity and peity
Residence: West side of Big Reedy Creek, opposite Dothan Church according to Philip Yancey Bethea

More About ELIZABETH A. BASS:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

Children of SAMUEL BETHEA and MARY ROGERS are:
i. CATTIE6 BETHEA.

Notes for CATTIE BETHEA:
Died unmarried according to Philip Yancey Bethea

ii. CHARLOTTE BETHEA.

Notes for CHARLOTTE BETHEA:
Died unmarried according to Philip Yancey Bethea

iii. SARAH BETHEA, b. 22 Jun 1833; d. 27 Dec 1891; m. JAMES MOORE; b. Marlborough County, South Carolina.

More About SARAH BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

46. iv. MARGARET BETHEA, b. 18 Apr 1835; d. 17 May 1896.
v. HARRIETT BETHEA, b. 27 Dec 1839; d. 03 Sep 1914.

Notes for HARRIETT BETHEA:
According to Philip Yancey Bethea she died an old woman, unmarried.

More About HARRIETT BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

vi. FLORA J. BETHEA, b. 23 Jun 1841; d. 17 Oct 1900; m. CAPTAIN STEPHEN D. LANE, 28 Nov 1865.

More About FLORA J. BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

47. vii. ANDREW J. BETHEA, b. 1842; d. 29 Jul 1881.
viii. LUCINDA BETHEA, b. 18 Oct 1843; d. 18 Dec 1869.

Notes for LUCINDA BETHEA:
Died unmarried according to Philip Yancey Bethea

More About LUCINDA BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

ix. LOUISA BETHEA, b. 1844; m. NEWTON OWENS; b. North Carolina.

More About LOUISA BETHEA:
Moved: To Texas after her marriage, according to Philip Yancey Bethea

48. x. DAVID N. BETHEA, b. 19 Mar 1845; d. 12 Feb 1901, Dillon County, South Carolina.
xi. JAMES BETHEA, b. 1848.

Notes for JAMES BETHEA:
Died in his youth, according to Philip Yancey Bethea


Children of SAMUEL BETHEA and ELIZABETH BASS are:
xii. REVEREND SAMUEL JOSEPH6 BETHEA, m. NANNIE BETHEA; b. Aft. 1850.

More About REVEREND SAMUEL JOSEPH BETHEA:
Occupation: Minister in the South Carolina Conference
Residence: Little Rock, South Carolina station with Dothan Church thrown in

xiii. MASSIE BETHEA, b. 1858, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 1859, Marion County, South Carolina.

More About MASSIE BETHEA:
Burial: Bass Cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

xiv. RIPLEY DUDLEY BETHEA, b. 1860, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 1860, Marion County, South Carolina.

More About RIPLEY DUDLEY BETHEA:
Burial: Bass Cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

xv. THOMAS C. BETHEA, b. 04 Apr 1855, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 05 Aug 1856, Marion County, South Carolina.

More About THOMAS C. BETHEA:
Burial: Bass Cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

25. JOHN ROBERT5 BETHEA (JAMES4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 05 Jan 1816 in Marion County, South Carolina, and died 20 Aug 1893. He married HARRIET BELINDA BASS 03 Feb 1842, daughter of JOSEPH R. BASS. She was born 30 Sep 1823, and died 28 Jan 1885.

Notes for JOHN ROBERT BETHEA:
Philip Yancey Bethea says about him: He was a good citizen and took a big interest in public affairs. He never aspired to office. He was very popular and extremely hospitable. He was a zealous Methodist but not always consistent. He was constantly being hauled up in the church for excessive conviviality. He would make solemn promises and the Church would pass him. His extreme hospitality and neighborly generosity kept him from accumulating. He was a great reader especially theological books. He greatly enjoyed theological discussions particularly if the contestants were Methodists and Baptists. He had a contempt for the Baptist. Strange to say, several of his children joined the Baptist Church, withdrawing from the Methodist Church. He was well posted on current events. As a lad, I remember a great many funny incidents connected with his life.

Later Philip adds: During the Civil War the mail days, especially in the rural districts, were looked forward to with much interest and expectation. Most of the well-to-do citizens generally were subscribers to some daily newspaper which contained the principal war news. "The Richmond Despatch" at that time had the most subscribers. The post office at Reedy Creek was kept by Squire Sam Bethea and on mail days, there was always a throng of the gentry of the neighborhood to get their mail and learn what was happening at the front. You would always see at these gatherings such men of the Bethea family as Dr. Alfred Bethea, Evander S. Bethea, John C. Bethea and James R. Bethea. There would be men of other families such as the Ellens, Rogers, and others. With such a gathering, there was always some fun going on either in the telling of jokes on one another, or playing some prank. Old man John R. Bethea, for more curiosity, he said, took, in addition to the usual periodical, Parson Brownlow's paper, "The Knoxville Whig", I think it was called. This paper was very bitter against the South. Its politics was strictly abolitional, and consequently was one of the main organs of the Republican party, black Republicans they were called. This paper came regularly to old man John R. with his other mail. After reading his "Despatch" he would take up the "Knoxville Whig" with the remark "Lets see what old man Brownlow has to say." The spirit of Secession and opposition to the Union was so strong with the crowd they did not like old man John R. taking it. His reason was not satisfactory and they determined to put an end to it. In order to do this several of the crowd conspired together secretly to discuss what to do. The result of their deliberations was to get the schoolmaster, who at that time was Harris Covington, well known now by a great many as a man of brilliant intellect and superior talents, to write an article for Brownlow's paper for publication, which would stop Old Man John R. taking it. In a short time, Covington prepared an article, which was approved by the conspirators and sent to Brownlow. The article was an elaborate obituary of John R. Bethea. It set forth in strong language the difficulties under which he lived, surrounded by such a horde of secessionists and fire eaters, that at times his life was in danger and he did not dare to show his face for fear of assassination; that he could not worship God in peace; that he was scorned and spurned; that he was hissed at and insulted; and on one occasion was pelted with rotten eggs; but, not withstanding these severe trials, he remained faithful to the glorious cause of Republicanism and that when he came to die, his last words were , "Union! Union! Union!" This is a mere synopsis of the article. It was of considerable length and written in a style that no one but Covington could produce. The conspirators were on the alert for the expected mail and on that day were on hand at the post office to watch old man John R., get his mail. The mail was distributed as usual and they easily perceived that the Brownlow paper was handed to him. He found a comfortable corner and proceeded to read the "Dispatch" and talk at intervals with some of the crowd about the War. When he had finished all he wished to read in the "Dispatch", he laid it aside and took up the Brownlow paper with the usual remark, "Well, let's see what old man Brownlow has today." He spread out the paper and there on the front page was the article in question, bordered in mourning, with this flaming headline in large capital letters. "The Death of a Great and Good Man." "Who in the hell is that?" said the old man as he began to read. The conspirators were silently watching for they knew that it would not be long before the old man would explode. He read on until he came to his own name "What in the hell, does this mean?", he said, as he continued to read and fume, at the same time cursing Brownlow for an "old Republican Devil". Then it seemed to come to him, that someone in the neighborhood had fixed it up. He bawled out "Old Sam Bethea, he wrote this and I will right now give him a piece of my mind". The Squire pleaded not guilty. The conspirators were almost bursting with enjoyment. One of them said, "What's the matter, John R.?" He handed them the paper, and one of them read the article aloud for the benefit of the crowd, while old man John R. raved and fumed. The crowd had a big laugh and teased the old man unmercifully. Mr. Covington was at the School house and missed it all, but they soon sent for him and told what had happened. He pretended as if it was all news to him. They certainly had some fun over this thing and it was some time before old man John R. learned all about it. He quit taking Brownlow's paper. John R. Bethea had a sister who married a Colonel Bridges, who in the late fifties moved to Tennessee. His family saw the obituary in Brownlow's paper and thinking the Bethea family were Black Republicans, they united with that party and fought on Union side in civil war. There is no telling what a joke will sometimes do.

In the 1880 census, he is living in Bethea Township, Marion County, South Carolina with his wife and 3 children. He lists his occupation as farmer. His son Walter is next door.

In 1850, he lives next door to Elisha, who lives next door to John C. Bethea.

More About JOHN ROBERT BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina
Census: 1880, Bethea Township, Marion County, South Carolina
Military service: Home Guards during the Civil War
Residence: He settled on the West side of Little Reedy Creek, between Catfish Church and Cross Roads at John C. Bethea's

More About HARRIET BELINDA BASS:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

Children of JOHN BETHEA and HARRIET BASS are:
i. M. ALMIRA6 BETHEA, b. 1849; m. JOSEPH ALLEN; b. Marlborough County, South Carolina.
ii. JOSEPH J. BETHEA, b. 1851; m. (1) CARRIE BETHEA; b. Aft. 1850; m. (2) ? GASQUE.

Notes for JOSEPH J. BETHEA:
Philip Yancey Bethea says about him:

He is a zealous Methodist and one of the pillars of the Church at Latta, South Carolina. He takes very little interest in public affairs and has never aspired to office. His education is limited, although he went to school long enough to be well educated. He was not built for books.

More About JOSEPH J. BETHEA:
Occupation: Merchandiser, according to Philip Yancey Bethea
Religion: Methodist, at Latta Methodist Church, South Carolina
Residence: Latta, Dillon County, South Carolina, according to Philip Yancey Bethea

Notes for CARRIE BETHEA:
Had no children.

iii. LEWIS S. BETHEA, b. 1853; m. (1) ? MCPHEISON; b. Florence County, South Carolina; m. (2) ROBERTA FLOYD.
iv. WALTER E. BETHEA, b. 1856; m. ? ROUSE.

Notes for WALTER E. BETHEA:
In the 1880 census, he is living next door to his parents, listing himself as a farmer.

More About WALTER E. BETHEA:
Residence: 1916, Latta, Dillon County, South Carolina, according to Philip Yancey Bethea

v. HARRIS C. BETHEA, b. 1859; m. ? LENOIR; b. Sumter County, South Carolina.

More About HARRIS C. BETHEA:
Occupation: Minister in the Methodist Chuch, then resigned.
Residence: 1880, At home in Bethea Township with his parents

49. vi. ADDIE WINCIE BETHEA, b. 1861.
vii. THOMAS C. BETHEA, b. 09 Jan 1864; d. 02 Apr 1887.

Notes for THOMAS C. BETHEA:
Died in his youth, according to Philip Yancey Bethea

More About THOMAS C. BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

26. COLONEL ELISHA COCHRANE5 BETHEA (PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 28 Feb 1807 in Latta, Marion County, South Carolina, and died 05 Apr 1886 in Latta, Marion County, South Carolina. He married MARTHA ANN WALTER 25 Dec 1827. She was born 30 Aug 1810 in South Carolina, and died 18 Oct 1891 in South Carolina.

Notes for COLONEL ELISHA COCHRANE BETHEA:
Philip Yancey Bethea says about him:

He settled on the East side of Catfish Creek near the Mars Bluff Road. The homestead is not now owned by any of the family. By good management and the excellent assistance of his wife, he accumulated a large property in lands and Negroes. He was a captain in the Militia. In politics he was a nullifier and an ardent Secessionist. He furnished seven sons in the War between the States, in the Confederate cause. He was a great reader and few men were better posted on past and current events. He had a great store of family reminiscences, which he delighted in relating. He was a great student of geography, and always kept an up-to-date Atlas. The writer remembers an incident which took place during his school days. The Schoolmaster of the community, one day, made a geographical assertion in the presence of the old Captain, which was incorrect. I suppose, the teacher felt safe in the crowd he was and was careless in his remarks. The old Captain took him up and quite a discussion ensued. The old gentleman sent for an Atlas, which proved his correctness. The teacher afterward had great respect for the Captain's geographical knowledge and was very cautious not to get into another hole. The Captain gave most of his children all the advantages of an education. He sent several of them to college. He had fifteen children

1830 census 100010000000121001. That translates to himself, his wife, 1 boy and 4 girls. That does not match the known record of his children, since we believe his first daughter was born in 1834 and he had 2 sons at the time of the census in 1830. Another record shows him by himself in 1830. That doesn't match either because he was supposedly married in 1827.

More About COLONEL ELISHA COCHRANE BETHEA:
Burial: Elisha Bethea Cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina
Census: 1880, Living in Bethea township, Marion County, with wife, Wilhemina and Picket
Military service: Captain in the Militia
Residence: East side of Catfish Creek near the Mars Bluff Road

Notes for MARTHA ANN WALTER:
. She was a Granddaughter of John Bethea, called "Devil John", of the "Sweat Swamp Set".

More About MARTHA ANN WALTER:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

Children of ELISHA BETHEA and MARTHA WALTER are:
i. CLARENCE6 BETHEA.

Notes for CLARENCE BETHEA:
Died in infancy, according to Philip Yancey Bethea

50. ii. PHILIP WALTER BETHEA, b. 05 Nov 1828, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 23 May 1915, Bethea Township, Dillon County, South Carolina.
51. iii. JOHN JEREMIAH BETHEA, b. 20 Feb 1830, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 15 Sep 1906, Mullins, Marion County, South Carolina.
52. iv. ROBERT C. BETHEA, b. Dec 1831, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 05 Dec 1914, Summit, Mississippi.
v. ELISABETH ANN BETHEA, b. 1834, Marion County, South Carolina; d. Unknown, Alabama (Probably Jefferson County); m. JOHN B. BETHEA; d. 1865.

More About ELISABETH ANN BETHEA:
Moved: To Mississippi after her marriage.

Notes for JOHN B. BETHEA:
Of the Swampset Betheas

vi. JAMES A. BETHEA, b. 1836, Marion County, South Carolina; d. Unknown.

Notes for JAMES A. BETHEA:
Philip Yancey Bethea thinks he did not have children.

More About JAMES A. BETHEA:
Graduation: Lebanon Law School of Tennessee
Military service: Entered Confederate Army at the beginning of the Civil War and served thorughout the war
Moved: Aft. 1865, Moved to Mississippi, where he married

53. vii. ELISHA COCHRANE BETHEA, b. 08 Jun 1837, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 20 Aug 1929, Marion County, South Carolina.
54. viii. PICKETT BETHEA, b. 1838, Marion County, South Carolina; d. Bet. 1861 - 1865, Virginia.
ix. WILHELMINA RACHEL BETHEA, b. 29 Apr 1841, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 04 Nov 1917.

Notes for WILHELMINA RACHEL BETHEA:
Not married, according to Philip Yancey Bethea

More About WILHELMINA RACHEL BETHEA:
Residence: 1880, At home with parents in Bethea Township

x. MORGAN BETHEA, b. 1842, Marion County, South Carolina; d. Unknown.

Notes for MORGAN BETHEA:
Did not marry according to Philip Yancey Bethea

More About MORGAN BETHEA:
Military service: Enlisted early in the Civil War

xi. GEORGE BETHEA, b. 1843, Marion County, South Carolina; d. Unknown.

More About GEORGE BETHEA:
Cause of Death: Accidentally killed in his youth

xii. AUGUSTA B. BETHEA, b. 04 Jun 1846, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 20 Aug 1914; m. ARCHIBALD GILCHRIST.
55. xiii. ALICE BETHEA, b. 17 Dec 1847, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 03 Aug 1929, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama.
56. xiv. JULIUS NEVEL BETHEA, b. 17 Dec 1847, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 03 Aug 1929.
57. xv. WILLIAM WALTER BETHEA, b. 1849, Marion County, South Carolina; d. Unknown.

27. COLONEL JAMES ROBERT5 BETHEA (PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 23 Aug 1809 in Latta, Marion County, South Carolina, and died 24 Sep 1878. He married MARY CATHERINE MCLEOD Mar 1844 in South Carolina, daughter of ? MCLEOD and ? EVANS. She was born 27 Nov 18151, and died 20 May 1883 in Marion County, South Carolina.

Notes for COLONEL JAMES ROBERT BETHEA:
Philip Yancey Bethea says about him: Promptness was one of his virtues. If he made an appointment he would be there on time. He was strictly honest and always paid his debts. If anyone owed him, he generally collected it to the cent. He hated meanness and if anyone was unkind he had the backbone to tell him what he thought of them. In disposition he was peaceable and good natured. He loved a good joke, but did not like anyone to joke him. He was very fond of hunting. He always kept a pack of hounds to run foxes and hunt deer. None of his sons inherited this trait. He used to say that his mantle in this respect fell on his nephew John C. Sellers. He loved hard cider and was fond of mutton. It is related that he, Squire Sam, John R and Mr. Sellers ate a whole sheep in one sitting. I suppose this must have been a lamb. They certainly were big eaters but don't think they could have eaten as much as that. He and old man John R were quite chummy. They hunted together a great deal and their families were very intimate. He belonged to the Home Guard during the War between the States. In politics he was always on the right side and he was generally posted on the issues of the day. His reading was confined to newspapers. He rarely read a book and wrote very few letters. I can's remember now that I ever saw him do any writing. If he had any writing to be done some of his family did it at his dictation. This was not because he could not write, for he wrote a fair hand but because he did not wish to bother with it.

More About COLONEL JAMES ROBERT BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan Church Cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina
Elected: 1848, State Legislature
Military service: Captain in the Militia
Occupation: Farmer
Residence: on Catfish, about two miles northwest of his father on the road leading from Berry's Cross Roads to Catfish Church

Notes for MARY CATHERINE MCLEOD:
Philip Yancey Bethea says about her: Rev. J.A.W. Thomas in his History of Marlborough County tells all about the McLeod family so I will not repeat it here, also Mr. Sellers in his History of Marion County has something to say of this good woman. The writer is her son, and knows that what is said by two above-mentioned writer's as to her virtues is no exaggeration. She was undoubtedly the best of women and nothing that I could say in praise of her various virtues would be in the least an exaggeration. She certainly by precept and example endeavored to bring up her children in the right way. Everyone loved her; the poor especially were loud in their praises of good deeds done by her. She was a Methodist of the old school and literally conformed to the discipline of the Church. She had a family altar in her home and family prayers were a regular duty. She never spoke evil of anyone. Her construction of wickedness in anyone was of a charitable character. My father in his early married life was not at all religiously inclined and did not take any part, not even by his presence in the family devotions, but I suppose her good Christian character and her consistent life had it's good influence and after some years standing aloof, he finally yielded to her good influence and became her partner in religious worship. She died regretted by everyone.

More About MARY CATHERINE MCLEOD:
Burial: Dothan Church Cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina
Residence: 1880, Bethea township, Marion County, South Carolina, with daughters Clara and Isabel and son Robert S.

Children of JAMES BETHEA and MARY MCLEOD are:
i. DAVID MCLEOD6 BETHEA.
58. ii. CATHERINE RACHEL BETHEA, b. 28 Apr 1840, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 11 Sep 1894, Marion County, South Carolina.
iii. JESSE PETERKIN BETHEA, b. 25 Dec 1844; d. 25 Nov 1860, Marion County, South Carolina.

More About JESSE PETERKIN BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan Church Cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

59. iv. JAMES DAVID BETHEA, b. 1847; d. 1926, Marion County, South Carolina.
60. v. PHILIP YANCEY BETHEA, b. 05 Oct 1849; d. 08 Jul 1929.
vi. ELISHA JOHN BETHEA, b. 22 Feb 1851; d. 03 Nov 1880, Marion County, South Carolina.

Notes for ELISHA JOHN BETHEA:
Never married, according to his brother, Philip Yancey Bethea

More About ELISHA JOHN BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan Church Cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

vii. MARTHA ISABELLA BETHEA, b. 1857; d. Bef. 1916; m. JOHN ROUSE.

Notes for MARTHA ISABELLA BETHEA:
According to her brother, Philip Yancey Bethea, she died childless.

61. viii. CLARA ELLEN BETHEA, b. 1857.
62. ix. ROBERT LUCIEN BETHEA, b. 1859.

28. MARGARET5 BETHEA (PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1)2 was born 1812 in Latta, Marion County, South Carolina, and died Aft. 1850 in Marion County, South Carolina. She married WILLIS C. FINKLEA 1831, son of JOHN FINKLEA and MERCY CRAWFORD. He was born 1800, and died 1857.

More About MARGARET BETHEA:
Census: 1850, Lives next door to her father Phillip, after death of husband. John C. Bethea is on the other side
Moved: Moved west after her marriage to Wilis Finklea, according to Philip Yancey Bethea
Residence: " a place near where P.W. Bethea lived "

Notes for WILLIS C. FINKLEA:
Family tree researchers put his date of death at 1857, but Margaret Bethea is living without him in 1850 census.

Children of MARGARET BETHEA and WILLIS FINKLEA are:
i. LUCINDA6 FINKLEA, b. 1833.
ii. SARAH FINKLEA, b. 1835.
iii. JAMES C. FINKLEA, b. 1836, According to 1850 census.
iv. WILLIAM B. FINKLEA, b. 01 Dec 1839; d. 25 May 1857.
v. MARGARET AGNES FINKLEA, b. 05 Jan 1842.

29. MARTHA ANN5 BETHEA (PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 02 Dec 1821 in Latta, Marion County, South Carolina, and died 02 Feb 1893. She married WILLIAM W. SELLERS. He was born 27 Mar 1818, and died 28 Mar 1902.

More About MARTHA ANN BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina
Residence: West side of Big Reedy Creek, near the home of old man James Bethea on the Little Rock and Mars Bluff Road

Notes for WILLIAM W. SELLERS:
Philip Yancey Bethea says about him:

The last years of his life he devoted to gathering materials for a History of Marion County. He completed the history about 1901. It is quite a large volume and contains valuable information about the first settlements, the formation of the county, and genealogies of most of the families in old Marion County, east of the Great Pee Dee River. The book has a large circulation in every part of the County and is regarded as good authority for the events recorded. Mr. Sellers gave two of his sons collegiate educations, and they became lawyers. John C. the oldest now lives at Sellers, a Station on Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. He is one of the most prominent men in the county. He has served several terms in the Legislature and has a son, who is now (1916) serving his second term. John C. Sellers is a well educated man and an great reader; consequently he is entertaining in conversation, and his company is enjoyable. He takes great interest in public affairs and is always on the right side of politics. Philip B. Sellers, the other son, is a lawyer at Dillon, South Carolina. William N. Sellers, another son, died a few years ago. He was Trial Justice at Latta, South Carolina, and a popular man.

More About WILLIAM W. SELLERS:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina
Civil: During the War between the States he was the agent of the Confederate Government to collect the Tax in Kind
Occupation: Lawyer

Children of MARTHA BETHEA and WILLIAM SELLERS are:
63. i. JOHN C.6 SELLERS, b. 08 Nov 1847; d. 12 May 1920.
ii. PHILIP B. SELLERS.

More About PHILIP B. SELLERS:
Occupation: Lawyer
Residence: Dillion, Marion County, South Carolina

iii. WILLIAM N. SELLERS, d. Bef. 1916.

More About WILLIAM N. SELLERS:
Occupation: Trial Justice at Latta, Marion County, South Carolina

iv. BENJAMIN MORGAN SELLERS, b. 30 Sep 1855, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 10 Jul 1857, Marion County, South Carolina.

More About BENJAMIN MORGAN SELLERS:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

64. v. ANNA JANE SELLERS, b. 11 Aug 1850; d. 17 Jan 1889.

30. HARLEE5 BETHEA (PARKER4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) died Bef. 1916. He married ? ROBERTS. She was born in Buck Swamp, Marion County, South Carolina.

More About HARLEE BETHEA:
Moved: Moved to Florida after his marriage

Children of HARLEE BETHEA and ? ROBERTS are:
i. REDDIN6 BETHEA.
ii. CHARLES BETHEA.
iii. DAUGHTER BETHEA, m. W.D.B. HAYS; b. Buck Swamp, Marion County, South Carolina.

31. BENJAMIN P.5 BETHEA (PARKER4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) He married ? WOOLVIN. She was born in Duplin County, North Carolina.

More About BENJAMIN P. BETHEA:
Residence: 1916, About 30 miles above Wilmington, North Carolina, on the coast

Children of BENJAMIN BETHEA and ? WOOLVIN are:
65. i. CHARLES6 BETHEA.
66. ii. WILLIAM BETHEA.
iii. HAMPTON BETHEA.

32. MARY ANN5 BETHEA (JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) She married LEVI BETHEA, son of WILLIAM BETHEA and MARY SHACKLEFORD. He was born Oct 1808, and died 04 Jan 1852.

Notes for LEVI BETHEA:
According to Philip Yancey Bethea, he settled on the East side of Buck Swamp, opposite to the town of Latta, South Carolina, and his homestead fell to his son George J.

Children are listed above under (18) Levi Bethea.

33. CADE5 BETHEA (JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1792 in Marion County, South Carolina, and died 12 Sep 1867 in Little Rock, South Carolina. He married KITTY ? 02 Dec 1817 in South Carolina. She was born Abt. 1795 in Marion County, South Carolina, and died 15 Apr 1870.

Notes for CADE BETHEA:
In the 1850 census, he lives in Marion County, South Carolina, with his wife and 8 children. He lives two houses away from Evander R. and his wife and child. He lists his occupation as farmer, with real estate worth $6.000.

More About CADE BETHEA:
Burial: Bethea Family Cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

More About KITTY ?:
Burial: Bethea Family Cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

Children of CADE BETHEA and KITTY ? are:
i. CADE W.6 BETHEA, b. 14 Jul 1826, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 22 Jun 1901.

Notes for CADE W. BETHEA:
Not shown as part of this family in the 1850 census

ii. CAROLINE BETHEA, b. 05 Jul 1819, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 08 Dec 1837, South Carolina.
67. iii. JOHN WASHINGTON BETHEA, b. 1821, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 06 Apr 1874, Marion County, South Carolina.
iv. CALVIN BETHEA, b. 1826, Marion County, South Carolina.
v. WILLIAM BETHEA, b. 1827, Marion County, South Carolina.
vi. HARRIET BETHEA, b. 1830, Marion County, South Carolina.
vii. HENRY BETHEA, b. 1832, Marion County, South Carolina.
viii. MARY BETHEA, b. 1835, Marion County, South Carolina.
ix. MARTHA BETHEA, b. 1838, Marion County, South Carolina.
x. THOMAS BETHEA, b. 1840, Marion County, South Carolina.
68. xi. EVANDER RICHARDSON BETHEA, b. 01 Jan 1822, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 28 Mar 1860, Little Rock, South Carolina.

34. TRISTAM5 BETHEA (JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1776 in Dillon County, South Carolina, and died 08 Jul 1851 in Lowndesboro, Alabama. He married ANNA PEARCE. She was born 1771, and died 1800 in Tatum, Marlboro County, South Carolina.

Children of TRISTAM BETHEA and ANNA PEARCE are:
69. i. ELIZABETH L6 BETHEA, b. 25 Sep 1805; d. Bet. 04 Jul 1877 - 1878, Marlboro, South Carolina.
70. ii. PHILLIP PRINCETON BETHEA, b. 08 Oct 1809, South Carolina; d. 16 Jan 1860.
iii. MARY ANN BETHEA, b. 1811.

Generation No. 6

35. GABRIELLA A.6 STROBEL (SALLIE5 OWENS, PATTIE4 BETHEA, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) She married OSCAR E. JOHNSON.

More About OSCAR E. JOHNSON:
Residence: Charleston, South Carolina, according to Philip Yancey Bethea

Child of GABRIELLA STROBEL and OSCAR JOHNSON is:
i. FLORENCE AMANDA7 JOHNSON, m. PHILIP YANCEY BETHEA, 25 Nov 1875, City of Charleston, South Carolina3; b. 05 Oct 1849; d. 08 Jul 1929.

Notes for FLORENCE AMANDA JOHNSON:
Her grandmother being first cousin to his father

Her husband wrote of her: . The wife of Philip Y. Bethea is a well educated woman. Her education is thoroughly practical, and she is what you might call a business woman. She is a good calculator, and practices it in her domestic affairs. She never undertakes anything without calculating the result. She is a first class housekeeper and economical in the management of her household. On the whole she is a superior woman in every respect. The writer of this brief sketch is her husband and he ought to know her more thoroughly than any one else. He is not writing this for publication but for the benefit of his immediate family, therefore, he will be free and candid in speaking of his wife. If there is anything that can be said to the credit of her husband, it is due to her good influence. She is a lady of the old school and does not endorse the progressive ideas of the "Smart Set" and she has raised accordingly her girls strictly by this rule. Her mother was a most superior woman, and her daughter shows the training of an exceptional mother. She is a member of the Methodist Church and takes an interest in Church affairs. She reads the newspapers and is thoroughly posted on the issues of the day. She dispenses a reasonable amount of charity and looks after the sick in her neighborhood.

Notes for PHILIP YANCEY BETHEA:
He says of himself: I have tried to be a law-abiding citizen and I believe I have made this endeavor a success. I am fond of books and have a fair library. I have been more or less connected with the Marion Public Library since its formation. I feel that my efforts in its behalf have been some help to it. I can look back on my life and see my mistakes. If the accumulation of money in this life is regarded as success, my life is a failure.

More About PHILIP YANCEY BETHEA:
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery at Marion, SC
Graduation: Hofwyl Academy
Occupation: Taught school for several years after graduation

36. EDWIN ALLISON6 BETHEA (JOHN CRAWFORD5, WILLIAM4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1844, and died 1913. He married ANNA ELIZA GODBOLD, daughter of ASA GODBOLD.

More About EDWIN ALLISON BETHEA:
Military service: Confederate soldier according to Philip Yancey Bethea
Residence: 1901, Latta, Marion County, South Carolina

Children of EDWIN BETHEA and ANNA GODBOLD are:
i. ASA7 BETHEA.

Notes for ASA BETHEA:
In 1916 Philip Yancey Bethea noted that he was married but had no children.

More About ASA BETHEA:
Residence: 1916, Latta, Marion County, South Carolina according to Philip Yancey Bethea

71. ii. JOHN CRAWFORD BETHEA, b. 30 Sep 1877; d. 11 May 1940, Dillon, Dillon County, South Carolina.
iii. EDWIN BETHEA.

Notes for EDWIN BETHEA:
According to Philip Yancey Bethea, Edwin, the next son married a daughter of John E. Henry.

iv. REED WALKER BETHEA.

Notes for REED WALKER BETHEA:
Unmarried in 1916, according to Philip Yancey Bethea

More About REED WALKER BETHEA:
Occupation: Druggist in Florence, South Carolina according to Philip Yancey Bethea

v. LIZZIE BETHEA.

Notes for LIZZIE BETHEA:
Philip Yancey Bethea noted that she was unmarried in 1916

vi. SALLIE BETHEA, m. WILLIAM C. MCMILLAN.

More About SALLIE BETHEA:
Residence: Columbia, South Carolina after marriage

vii. CORA BETHEA, m. JULIAN DEW; b. Latta, Marion County, South Carolina.
viii. LOUISE BETHEA, d. Bef. 1916; m. L. H. SMITH; b. Latta, Marion County, South Carolina.

Notes for LOUISE BETHEA:
Philip Yancey Bethea noted in 1916 that she is now dead, leaving a daughter who had been adopted by Mrs. Jasper Bethea

Notes for L. H. SMITH:
Mr. Smith is a grandson of Rev. John L. Smith of lower Buck Swamp.

ix. CATHERINE ELIZABETH BETHEA, b. 14 Jul 1869; d. 17 Sep 1951.

More About CATHERINE ELIZABETH BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

x. ANNIE JANE BETHEA, b. 18 Apr 1875; d. 18 Sep 1881.

More About ANNIE JANE BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

xi. MARY ALPHA BETHEA, b. 11 Jun 1871; d. 10 Aug 1872.

More About MARY ALPHA BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

xii. MARION BETHEA, b. 25 Nov 1890; d. 20 Dec 1890.

More About MARION BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

37. GEORGE JAMES6 BETHEA (LEVI5, WILLIAM4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 25 Jan 1844, and died 12 Aug 1907. He married ? CAMPBELL, daughter of EDWARD CAMPBELL.

Notes for GEORGE JAMES BETHEA:
Philip Yancey Bethea believed he was born in 1847. He says George J. lived and died on the homestead of his Father.

More About GEORGE JAMES BETHEA:
Military service: Confederate soldier according to Philip Yancey Bethea

Children of GEORGE BETHEA and ? CAMPBELL are:
i. EDWIN C.7 BETHEA, m. ? SMITH, Bef. 1901.

Notes for EDWIN C. BETHEA:
Philip Yancey Bethea says, "He has several children but I don't know their names"

More About EDWIN C. BETHEA:
Occupation: 1916, Postmaster, Latta, Dillon County, South Carolina
Residence: 1916, Latta, Dillon County, South Carolina

ii. HENRY BETHEA, m. ? WILEY.

Notes for ? WILEY:
After the death of her husband, Henry Bethea, she married Mr. Allen. She had several children, according to Philip Yancey Bethea.

iii. GARY BETHEA.
iv. ROBERT BETHEA.
v. CHALMERS BETHEA.
vi. SOPHIA BETHEA, m. ? ALFORD.

More About SOPHIA BETHEA:
Burial: Bethea Family Cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina
Residence: Moved to Florida after marriage

38. SOPHIA6 BETHEA (LEVI5, WILLIAM4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 20 May 1837, and died 24 Dec 1906. She married WILLIAM HENRY SMITH, son of SAMUEL SMITH and SARAH HAYS. He was born 26 Mar 1828, and died 13 Oct 1878.

More About SOPHIA BETHEA:
Burial: Smith family cemetery, Highway #917-8.2 Miles East of Latta, Smithboro, Dillon County, S. C.

More About WILLIAM HENRY SMITH:
Burial: Smith family cemetery, Highway #917-8.2 Miles East of Latta, Smithboro, Dillon County, S. C.

Children of SOPHIA BETHEA and WILLIAM SMITH are:
i. DAUGHTER7 SMITH, m. HAMILTON EDWARDS.
72. ii. HENRY E. K. SMITH, b. 1862, South Carolina.
iii. JOHN B. SMITH.
iv. WILLIAM B. SMITH.
v. MANDER J. SMITH, b. 14 Jan 1856; d. 17 May 1918; m. B. S. ELLIS; b. 24 Sep 1849; d. 24 Nov 1918.

More About MANDER J. SMITH:
Burial: Smith family cemetery, Highway #917-8.2 Miles East of Latta, Smithboro, Dillon County, S. C.

More About B. S. ELLIS:
Burial: Smith family cemetery, Highway #917-8.2 Miles East of Latta, Smithboro, Dillon County, S. C.

vi. FRANCIS LOUISA SMITH, b. 01 Feb 1857; d. 24 Apr 1857.

More About FRANCIS LOUISA SMITH:
Burial: Smith family cemetery, Highway #917-8.2 Miles East of Latta, Smithboro, Dillon County, S. C.

73. vii. SAMUEL O. SMITH, b. 27 Jan 1858; d. 19 Apr 1901.
viii. W. L. SMITH, b. 10 May 1864; d. 17 Apr 1896.

More About W. L. SMITH:
Burial: Smith family cemetery, Highway #917-8.2 Miles East of Latta, Smithboro, Dillon County, S. C.

ix. LULA JOSEPHINE SMITH, b. 30 Apr 1867; d. 20 Oct 1867.

More About LULA JOSEPHINE SMITH:
Burial: Smith family cemetery, Highway #917-8.2 Miles East of Latta, Smithboro, Dillon County, S. C.

39. MARY LOUISA6 BETHEA (LEVI5, WILLIAM4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 05 Apr 1846, and died 08 Aug 1916. She married JAMES F. GALLOWAY. He was born in Marlborough County, South Carolina.

Children of MARY BETHEA and JAMES GALLOWAY are:
i. HENRY7 GALLOWAY.
ii. JAMES GALLOWAY.
iii. SALLIE GALLOWAY.
iv. REBECCA GALLOWAY.
v. RACHEL GALLOWAY.
vi. MARY GALLOWAY.

40. WILLIAM HENRY6 BETHEA (WILLIAM SHACKLEFORD5, WILLIAM4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) died Bet. 1891 - 1892 in Marion County, South Carolina. He married (1) ELVIRA SHERWOOD. He married (2) ELVIRA WILSON. She was born in Wilmington, North Carolina.

More About WILLIAM HENRY BETHEA:
Military service: Confederate soldier according to Philip Yancey Bethea
Residence: Marion County, South Carolina

Notes for ELVIRA WILSON:
She died and he remarried.

Child of WILLIAM BETHEA and ELVIRA SHERWOOD is:
i. EVANDER S.7 BETHEA, b. Bet. 1880 - 1885; m. ? JENNERETT; b. Georgetown South Carolina..

More About EVANDER S. BETHEA:
Residence: 1916, oklahoma, according to Philip Yancey Bethea


Children of WILLIAM BETHEA and ELVIRA WILSON are:
ii. WILSON W.7 BETHEA, m. ? GREGG, Aft. 1901; b. Marion County, South Carolina.

Notes for WILSON W. BETHEA:
Philip Yancey Bethea says They have two children. Wilson W. Bethea is a traveling man and now lives some where out west.

Twin of Henry

Unmiarred in 1901, according to William Sellers

iii. HENRY W. BETHEA, d. 1899.

Notes for HENRY W. BETHEA:
Died as a young person.

Twin of Wison

iv. ADELINE BETHEA.

Notes for ADELINE BETHEA:
Unmarried in 1916, according to Philip Yancey Bethea

v. ELLA BETHEA, m. SAMUEL REAVES.

More About SAMUEL REAVES:
Occupation: Professor at the University of Oklahoma

41. MISSOURI6 BETHEA (WILLIAM SHACKLEFORD5, WILLIAM4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) She married JOHN H. HAMER. He was born in Little Rock, South Carolina.

Child of MISSOURI BETHEA and JOHN HAMER is:
i. MISSOURI ROBERT7 HAMER.

42. WILLIAM A.6 BETHEA (GEORGE JAMES5, WILLIAM4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) He married ? FLOYD. She was born in North Carolina.

Notes for WILLIAM A. BETHEA:
His sister Ellen married a Mr. Floyd of North Carolina. This could be a typical marriage of brother and sister to brother and sister.

More About WILLIAM A. BETHEA:
Moved: To North Carolina after his marriage.
Residence: After marriage, North Carolina, according to Philip Yancey Bethea

Child of WILLIAM BETHEA and ? FLOYD is:
i. JASPER7 BETHEA.

43. EDWARD CAMPBELL6 BETHEA (GEORGE JAMES5, WILLIAM4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 27 Aug 1872, and died Unknown. He married RACHEL SMITH 22 Dec 1897.

Notes for EDWARD CAMPBELL BETHEA:
Postmaster of Latta, South Carolina?

Children of EDWARD BETHEA and RACHEL SMITH are:
i. EDWARD CAMPBELL7 BETHEA, b. 20 Dec 1907.
74. ii. MARCUS CARLISLE BETHEA, b. 22 Oct 1910.
iii. GEORGE RUSSELL BETHEA, b. 25 Jan 1914.
iv. SADIE SMITH BETHEA, b. 25 Jan 1914.
v. FLORA MARGARET BETHEA.

44. GEORGE JAMES6 BETHEA (GEORGE JAMES5, WILLIAM4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 10 Sep 1888, and died 03 Aug 1946. He married BLANCHE STANTON. She was born 14 Nov 1891, and died 10 Aug 1965.

More About GEORGE JAMES BETHEA:
Burial: Tatum Cemetery, Marlboro County, South Carolina

More About BLANCHE STANTON:
Burial: Tatum Cemetery, Marlboro County, South Carolina

Child of GEORGE BETHEA and BLANCHE STANTON is:
i. GEORGE JAMES7 BETHEA, b. 26 Aug 1926; d. 12 Aug 1936.

More About GEORGE JAMES BETHEA:
Burial: Tatum Cemetery, Marlboro County, South Carolina

45. JOHN D.6 BETHEA (JAMES5, WILLIAM4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) He married SALLIE MANNING, daughter of WOODWARD MANNING.

Child of JOHN BETHEA and SALLIE MANNING is:
i. HERBERT7 BETHEA.

46. MARGARET6 BETHEA (SAMUEL JOSEPH5, JAMES4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 18 Apr 1835, and died 17 May 1896. She married JOHN W. TART 02 Dec 1852, son of JAMES TART and JULIA SMITH. He was born 14 Apr 1831, and died 14 Apr 1875.

More About MARGARET BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

More About JOHN W. TART:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

Children of MARGARET BETHEA and JOHN TART are:
i. JAMES7 TART, m. ? FULLER; b. Waycross, Georgia.

More About JAMES TART:
Moved: To Savannah

ii. JOHN TART, m. ? BETHEA.
iii. ANDREW TART, m. ? HAYS.

More About ANDREW TART:
Residence: near Kirby's Cross Roads

75. iv. ? TART.

47. ANDREW J.6 BETHEA (SAMUEL JOSEPH5, JAMES4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1842, and died 29 Jul 1881. He married ANNA MARIA ALLEN, daughter of REVEREND JACK ALLEN. She was born 23 Oct 1843, and died 19 Jun 19194.

Notes for ANDREW J. BETHEA:
According to Philip Yancey Bethea, he died in his prime.

More About ANDREW J. BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina
Military service: Medical officer, Confederate soldier according to Philip Yancey Bethea
Occupation: Physician
Property: Owned a farm, according to Philip Yancey Bethea. He settled in what was called the Free State near Centerville School house on Little Reedy Creek
Residence: Free State Section, South Carolina

More About ANNA MARIA ALLEN:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

Children of ANDREW BETHEA and ANNA ALLEN are:
i. ANDREW J.7 BETHEA.

Notes for ANDREW J. BETHEA:
Unmarried in 1916, according to Philip Yancey Bethtea.

More About ANDREW J. BETHEA:
Graduation: Wake Forest College, or so Philip Yancey Bethea believed
Occupation: 1916, Lawyer
Residence: 1916, Columbia, South Carolina

ii. NETTIE BETHEA, m. REVEREND PEARCE KILGO.

More About REVEREND PEARCE KILGO:
Occupation: Minister in the South Carolina Conference

iii. MARY N. BETHEA, b. 1870.
76. iv. GEORGIA A. BETHEA, b. 1872.
v. HERBERT A. BETHEA, b. 1874; m. ? MANNING.

Notes for HERBERT A. BETHEA:
Philip Yancey Bethea says that he is a first rate business man and quite popular.

More About HERBERT A. BETHEA:
Occupation: 1916, "Connected with the Bank" at Latta for several years
Residence: 1916, Latta, Dillon County, South Carolina, according to Philip Yancey Bethea

vi. PERCY BETHEA, b. 1876.

Notes for PERCY BETHEA:
Philip Yancey Bethea says he married, but does not say who he married.

More About PERCY BETHEA:
Occupation: 1916, Dentist
Residence: 1916, Darlington, South Carolina

vii. SAMUEL C. BETHEA, b. 1880.

48. DAVID N.6 BETHEA (SAMUEL JOSEPH5, JAMES4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 19 Mar 1845, and died 12 Feb 1901 in Dillon County, South Carolina. He married (1) ANNA JANE SELLERS 25 Dec 1867, daughter of WILLIAM SELLERS and MARTHA BETHEA. She was born 11 Aug 1850, and died 17 Jan 1889. He married (2) KATE JONES 28 Nov 1895, daughter of THOMAS JONES and SARAH NICHOLS. She was born 21 Nov 1861 in Nichols, South Carolina, and died 17 Jan 1952.

Notes for DAVID N. BETHEA:
Married his cousin.

Philip Yancey Bethea says about him: . He was complimented more than once for his bravery. He came out of the struggle without a scratch. He took a big interest in public affairs. He ran for office more than once, but failed to be elected.

More About DAVID N. BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina
Military service: Volunteered early in the Civil War and served throughout the duration of the war in Capt. Thomas E. Gregg's Battery of Artillery. Compliemented for his bravery.
Occupation: Appointed Trial Justice on the death of his father
Residence: Lived and died on Big Reedy Creek, according to Philip Yancey Bethea

More About ANNA JANE SELLERS:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

More About KATE JONES:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

Children of DAVID BETHEA and ANNA SELLERS are:
77. i. WILLIAM THADDEUS7 BETHEA, b. 31 Dec 1868; d. 29 Apr 1915.
ii. SAMUEL STOLL BETHEA, b. 09 Aug 1874; d. 31 Oct 1880.

More About SAMUEL STOLL BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

iii. DAVID ASHBY BETHEA, b. 18 Feb 1877; d. 30 May 1897.

More About DAVID ASHBY BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

iv. SWINTON LEGARE BETHEA, b. 24 Jul 1879; d. 05 Apr 1932.

Notes for SWINTON LEGARE BETHEA:
At the cemetery at the Dothan United Methodist Church, Dillon County, South Carolina, there is an insription on the brick wall that surrounds the cemetery:
Swinton Legare Bethea 1879----1932
AS A TRIBUTE TO THE GODLY
AND HONORABLE LIVES OF HIS PARENTS
AND GRANDPARENTS, HE PROVIDED FOR
THE RESTORATION AND MAINTENANCE
OF THIS CHURCH AND CEMETERY.

More About SWINTON LEGARE BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

v. ANDREW PEARCH BETHEA, b. 11 Sep 1885; d. 26 Apr 1924.

More About ANDREW PEARCH BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

vi. CATTIE MAY BETHEA, b. 06 May 1872; d. 14 Sep 1881.

Notes for CATTIE MAY BETHEA:
According to Philip Yancey Bethea, she died young.

More About CATTIE MAY BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

vii. RACHEL LILLIAN BETHEA, b. 04 Sep 1881; d. 15 Sep 1930.

Notes for RACHEL LILLIAN BETHEA:
Unmarried in 1916, according to Philip Yancey Bethea

More About RACHEL LILLIAN BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

viii. ANNA LEVAL BETHEA, b. 16 Jun 1887; d. 21 Jan 1913.

Notes for ANNA LEVAL BETHEA:
Died just as she reached womanhood, according to Philip Yancey Bethea.

More About ANNA LEVAL BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

49. ADDIE WINCIE6 BETHEA (JOHN ROBERT5, JAMES4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1861. She married ? WATSON.

Child of ADDIE BETHEA and ? WATSON is:
78. i. MARIAN BETHEA7 WATSON, b. 12 Feb 1894; d. 10 Nov 1972, Norfolk, Virginia.

50. PHILIP WALTER6 BETHEA (ELISHA COCHRANE5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1)5 was born 05 Nov 1828 in Marion County, South Carolina, and died 23 May 1915 in Bethea Township, Dillon County, South Carolina. He married ANNA MARGARET SMITH Abt. 18556, daughter of JOHN SMITH and RACHEL WANNAMAKER. She was born 1836 in Marion County, South Carolina, and died Abt. 01 May 1915.

Notes for PHILIP WALTER BETHEA:
In the 1850 census, he is living with his parents.
In the 1860 census, he is living with his wife and children in Gum Swamp, Marion, South Carolina.
In the 1870 census, he is living in Reedy Creek with his wife and children.
In the 1880 census, he states that he and his parents were born in South Carolina.

In the 1910 census he is living in Bethea township still. He owns his own farm. Everyone in his household can read and write. His daughter Nannie, her husband and their children are living wiht Philip and Annie.

Name: Philip W Bethea
Death date: 23 Jun 1915
Age (years): 86
Estimated birth year: 1829
Gender: Male
Color: White
County of death: Dillon
Volume number: 22
Certificate number: 11119
Microfilm roll number: CD01

Philip Yancey Bethea says about him: He took a large interest in public affairs, kept up with the current events, and looked after the States' interest. He was always on the right side in politics. He never aspired to any office. He was an ardent Methodist and took great interest in the affairs of the Church, although he did not exactly live in strict accordance with the rules. He was strictly sober, energetic, and very industrious.

More About PHILIP WALTER BETHEA:
Military service: Civil War, Confederate Army, mostly in Virginia
Residence: He settled on the Marion and Bennettsville Road about one and a half miles north of Catfish Church at a place known as the "Adams Place". The place is now owned and occupied by daughter, Mrs. Williams

Notes for ANNA MARGARET SMITH:
In the 1910 census, she lists 7 childrn born and 4 now living.

Children of PHILIP BETHEA and ANNA SMITH are:
79. i. ELIZABETH E.7 BETHEA, b. 1855, Marion County, South Carolina.
ii. GEORGE C. BETHEA, b. 13 Dec 1857; d. 25 Jan 1890, Marion County, South Carolina; m. JULIA WAYNE, 16 Jan 1879; b. 13 Dec 1863.

Notes for GEORGE C. BETHEA:
According to Philip Yancey Bethea, they had no chlidren.

More About GEORGE C. BETHEA:
Burial: Union Methodist Church, Dillon County, South Carolina

iii. ASBURY LAFAYETTE BETHEA, b. 06 Aug 1862, South Carolina; d. 02 Feb 1899, Marion County, South Carolina.

Notes for ASBURY LAFAYETTE BETHEA:
Died young, while unmarried.

More About ASBURY LAFAYETTE BETHEA:
Burial: Union Methodist Church, Dillon County, South Carolina

iv. PICKET PHILLIP BETHEA, b. 1865, South Carolina; m. ? ROGERS; b. Hillsboro, South Carolina.

More About PICKET PHILLIP BETHEA:
Graduation: Wofford College
Occupation: School teacher
Residence: Branchville, South Carolina

80. v. NANNIE WANNAMAKER BETHEA, b. 13 Oct 1870, South Carolina; d. 01 Apr 1944, Fayetteville, North Carolina.
vi. MARY ALICE BETHEA, b. 1879, South Carolina.
81. vii. LILLIAN BETHEA, b. 12 May 1878, Mallory, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 13 Jan 1975.

51. JOHN JEREMIAH6 BETHEA (ELISHA COCHRANE5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 20 Feb 1830 in Marion County, South Carolina, and died 15 Sep 1906 in Mullins, Marion County, South Carolina. He married (1) MARY E. BETHEA, daughter of TRISTAM BETHEA. She was born 12 Jun 1828 in Floral College, North Carolina, and died 03 Nov 1855. He married (2) MARY JANE SMITH 1859, daughter of JOHN SMITH and RACHEL WANNAMAKER. She was born 18 May 1838 in Marion County, South Carolina, and died 23 Jul 1905.

Notes for JOHN JEREMIAH BETHEA:
Philip Yancey Bethea tells this fascinating story: As a Doctor of Medicine he was exempt from military service, but he got into it in this way: during the War between the States, a great many men living on or near Maple Swamp in what is now Dillon County, refused to enlist for military service. These, together with a number of deserters from the regular army, banded together and lived in the Swamps and other out-of-the-way places in lower Marlborough. At night, and some time during the day, they would make raids on the homes of the well-to-do citizens and would carry off provisions of various kinds, stock and raise the devil in general. They became a terror to everyone, especially to the women and children. Their acts became so outrageous that the old men and boys mustered into companies to run them down. Several skirmishes took place and several good citizens were killed or wounded. One fight was in Donaho Bay, where it was thought the deserters were surrounded. Through the bad management on the part of our leaders, the deserters being apprised of the attack were prepared when our men closed in on them. Thomas Manning was killed and several were wounded, among whom was Rev. Joel Allen and Jesse Bethea of the Reedy Creek Section. Our men became panic stricken and hurried out of the bay. Soon after this fight, the deserters killed the Rev. Charles Fladger at this home in the night time. He stepped out on his piazza and was instantly killed. A short time after Dr. Fladger was killed, the deserters waylaid Dr. Alfred W. Bethea, a short distance from his home. When the deserters began to pillage and kill, Dr. John J. Bethea joined the crown of good citizens to hunt them down. They kept up the hunt and captured a good many. They killed quite a number and hung some. Another time the deserters met old man Maleolin Clark on the public road near Buck Swamp Bridge and killed him. The main leaders of the deserters were Arthur Jackson, Chief; John Jackson, his brother; Arch Surles, Levi Surles and Hugh P. Price. Some of these men became prominent citizens after the war and accumulated property. Many people in Dillon County on account of their money tried to make them respectable by their attentions, but very few of the self- respecting citizens recognized them. These men ought to be handed down in the annals of our country as unworthy of recognition by good citizens. They are spurned generally by the Bethea family, and deservedly so. This local "Deserter War" was going on after peace was declared, and when the soldiers began to arrive home after the surrender, many of the soldiers voluntarily assisted the good citizens to exterminate the band. Some fled the State and went West; others appealed to the garrisons which began to arrive in the different towns. They represented to the officers of the garrisons that certain parties were going to hang, or shoot them, because they were Union men and opposed to the War. The names of the good citizens, who had been the most active against them, were handed to the officers of the garrisons and they proceeded to make arrests. Dr. John J. Bethea, Knox Clark, Phil Meekins and a number of others kept out of the way to avoid arrest. Dr. John J. Bethea, finally decided that it would be more satisfactory and safer to leave, so he and his family moved to Mississippi. Arthur Jackson, became afraid to continue in this country, notwithstanding Peace was made and the garrisons were here, so he went West. After several years Dr. John J. Bethea returned to South Carolina.

Sellers says Owing to some trouble growing out of the war, Dr. John had to leave the county and State for fear of the Federal garrison stationed at Marion in 1865 to 1868; he went to Mississippi, and his family soon followed after him, and he stayed in that State some fifteen or twenty years, when he came back, and has been in this county ever since.

More About JOHN JEREMIAH BETHEA:
Moved: Went west when county was over-run by Civil War deserters
Occupation: Physician

Notes for MARY E. BETHEA:
Member of Cape Fear Betheas

More About MARY E. BETHEA:
Burial: Bethea Family Cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

Child of JOHN BETHEA and MARY BETHEA is:
i. EMMA7 BETHEA, m. DR. ? HARRELL.

More About EMMA BETHEA:
Moved: To Georgia


Children of JOHN BETHEA and MARY SMITH are:
82. ii. LAWRENCE K.7 BETHEA, b. 23 Jul 1857; d. 18 Apr 1920.
iii. JULIAN M. BETHEA.
iv. DAUGHTER BETHEA, m. ? DANIELS; b. Mullins, South Carolina.

Notes for DAUGHTER BETHEA:
Died childless

52. ROBERT C.6 BETHEA (ELISHA COCHRANE5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Dec 1831 in Marion County, South Carolina, and died 05 Dec 1914 in Summit, Mississippi. He married MARY LEGETT 1852, daughter of JOHN C. LEGETTE. She was born in Florence County, South Carolina.

Notes for ROBERT C. BETHEA:
Philip Yancey Bethea says about him:

He had talents as an orator but his religion was rather sensational and showed a tendency towards fanaticism. In his day and time the Methodists as a religious Society were more emotional in their worship, were stricter in their discipline, and on the whole were very different from what they are today.

More About ROBERT C. BETHEA:
Moved: Bef. 1861, To Mississippi
Occupation: Physician

Child of ROBERT BETHEA and MARY LEGETT is:
83. i. RICHARD W.7 BETHEA, b. 21 Apr 1853; d. 05 Nov 1930, McComb, Mississippi.

53. ELISHA COCHRANE6 BETHEA (ELISHA COCHRANE5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 08 Jun 1837 in Marion County, South Carolina, and died 20 Aug 1929 in Marion County, South Carolina. He married (1) SARAH F. ELLIS. She was born 1842 in Buck Swamp, Marion County, South Carolina, and died 1882 in Marion County, South Carolina. He married (2) MARY ANN ELLIS. She was born 1850, and died 1918 in Marion County, South Carolina.

Notes for ELISHA COCHRANE BETHEA:
Married two sisters, both with last name Ellis, but one was a widow of a man named Thomas

More About ELISHA COCHRANE BETHEA:
Military service: volunteered early in the War and remained in it until he was disabled by a wound. He never recovered fully and was a cripple on crutches for the remainder of his life.

More About MARY ANN ELLIS:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

Children of ELISHA BETHEA and SARAH ELLIS are:
84. i. WILLIAM ELLIS7 BETHEA, b. 29 Mar 1862; d. 25 Dec 1927.
ii. ARTHUR BETHEA, m. ? HAYS.
iii. MORGAN BETHEA, b. 28 Apr 1878; d. 20 Mar 1944.

Notes for MORGAN BETHEA:
Unmarried in 1916, according to Philip Yancey Bethea.

More About MORGAN BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

iv. MARTHA A. BETHEA, b. 1865; m. JOHN GEORGE.
85. v. CARRIE ELIZABETH BETHEA, b. 20 Aug 1865; d. 16 Jun 1951.
vi. AUGUSTA BETHEA, b. 1869.
vii. NELLA G. BETHEA, b. 1874; m. TRISTRAM HAMILTON.
viii. ELISHA BETHEA, b. 1868, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 1868, Marion County, South Carolina.

More About ELISHA BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

ix. SALLIE BETHEA, b. 1881, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 1881, Marion County, South Carolina.

More About SALLIE BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

x. BENJAMIN R. BETHEA, b. 1876, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 1894.

More About BENJAMIN R. BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

xi. JAMES A. BETHEA, b. 1872.


Children of ELISHA BETHEA and MARY ELLIS are:
xii. POWER WORDSWORTH7 BETHEA, b. 1883; d. 1950, Marion County, South Carolina.

More About POWER WORDSWORTH BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina
Occupation: 1916, Principal of graded schools
Residence: 1916, Conway, South Carolina

xiii. EVA BETHEA.

Notes for EVA BETHEA:
Married a man from Darlington County, South Carolina

xiv. MAY BETHEA, b. 1887, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 1898, Marion County, South Carolina.

More About MAY BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

54. PICKETT6 BETHEA (ELISHA COCHRANE5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1838 in Marion County, South Carolina, and died Bet. 1861 - 1865 in Virginia. He married CARRIE HONOUR, daughter of REVEREND JOHN H. HONOUR. She was born in Charleston, South Carolina.

More About PICKETT BETHEA:
Military service: Soon after his marriage he enlisted for service in the Confederate Army. He was killed in battle somewhere in Virginia.

Children of PICKETT BETHEA and CARRIE HONOUR are:
i. WALTER7 BETHEA.

Notes for WALTER BETHEA:
Born about the time the Civil War started and died in infancy.

ii. PICKETT BETHEA, b. 1863; d. Bef. 1916; m. ? DAVIS; b. North Carolina.

Notes for PICKETT BETHEA:
In 1880, he is living with his grandparents in Bethea Township, age 17.

More About PICKETT BETHEA:
Occupation: Physician
Residence: Horry County

55. ALICE6 BETHEA (ELISHA COCHRANE5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 17 Dec 1847 in Marion County, South Carolina, and died 03 Aug 1929 in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama. She married DAVID ASBURY SMITH, son of JOHN SMITH and RACHEL WANNAMAKER. He was born 25 Mar 1842 in Marion County, South Carolina, and died 01 Aug 1883 in South Carolina.

Child of ALICE BETHEA and DAVID SMITH is:
86. i. JOHN MAXEY7 SMITH, b. 22 Oct 1866, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 15 Jan 1911, Lake View, Dillon County, South Carolina.

56. JULIUS NEVEL6 BETHEA (ELISHA COCHRANE5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 17 Dec 1847 in Marion County, South Carolina, and died 03 Aug 1929. He married (1) ANNIE SHREWSBURY. She was born in Free State Section, South Carolina. He married (2) ? SESSIONS.

Children of JULIUS BETHEA and ANNIE SHREWSBURY are:
i. HERBERT7 BETHEA, m. ? SMITHEY.
ii. ERNEST BETHEA.

Notes for ERNEST BETHEA:
Died a young man, unmarried.

iii. ADGER BETHEA.

Notes for ADGER BETHEA:
Married, but Philip Yancey Bethea did not know who he married.

iv. CARL BETHEA.

Notes for CARL BETHEA:
Married, but Philip Yancey Bethea did not know who he married.

v. MAY BETHEA.

Notes for MAY BETHEA:
In 1916, Phlip Yancey Bethea noted that she was a grown woman and not married.

57. WILLIAM WALTER6 BETHEA (ELISHA COCHRANE5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1849 in Marion County, South Carolina, and died Unknown. He married SALLIE MORRISON, daughter of E. MORRISON. She was born in North Carolina.

Notes for SALLIE MORRISON:
Philip Yancey Bethea says about her:

She is an exceptionally fine woman, being well educated, refined and strictly religious. Her father was a Presbyterian minister of the old school and consequently she fully endorses the tenets of that Church, living accordingly. Her husband was brought up a Methodist, but in his younger days was not at all religious, nor inclined to be. He was a Methodist through association. She has had a good influence on him. It took some time for her religious teachings and Christian example to seep into his character, there, to find lodgement and become permanently fixed, but it finally did it's work and he is now a member of her church, and a very useful one. They live near Clausene, South Carolina in Florence County. Hopewell is their church.

Children of WILLIAM BETHEA and SALLIE MORRISON are:
87. i. MORRISON7 BETHEA.
ii. THEODORE BETHEA, m. ? THOMAS; b. Charleston, South Carolina.

More About THEODORE BETHEA:
Graduation: South Carolina Military Academy
Occupation: School teacher for a while after graduation

88. iii. OSCAR BETHEA.
iv. JAMES BETHEA.

Notes for JAMES BETHEA:
Unmarried in 1916

More About JAMES BETHEA:
Occupation: Physician

v. FRED BETHEA.

Notes for FRED BETHEA:
Died in infancy

vi. DAISY KATE BETHEA.

Notes for DAISY KATE BETHEA:
Unmarried in 1916

vii. GRACE BETHEA, m. ? WARD.

More About GRACE BETHEA:
Residence: 1916, Ebenezer, Florence County, South Carolina

viii. ESSIE BETHEA, m. ? CHAMNESS; b. Bennettsville, South Carolina.

58. CATHERINE RACHEL6 BETHEA (JAMES ROBERT5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 28 Apr 1840 in Marion County, South Carolina, and died 11 Sep 1894 in Marion County, South Carolina. She married GIBSON G. CRAWFORD.

Notes for CATHERINE RACHEL BETHEA:
Philip Yancey Bethea, her brother, says of her: Catherine R. (Kate as she was called) was highly intellectual and well educated. She excelled both at school and at college. Her aspirations were high and she was very ambitious. She was the favorite of her father, and nothing was spared by him to make her an accomplished woman for that day and time. Alas, she made an unhappy marriage. Often have I seen my father affected and my mother weep over her trials and misfortunes. She is dead now.

More About CATHERINE RACHEL BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

Children of CATHERINE BETHEA and GIBSON CRAWFORD are:
i. INFANT DAUGHTER7 CRAWFORD, b. 12 Apr 1881, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 12 Apr 1881, Marion County, South Carolina.

More About INFANT DAUGHTER CRAWFORD:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

ii. KATE CRAWFORD, b. 27 Apr 1879, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 15 Oct 1879, Marion County, South Carolina.

More About KATE CRAWFORD:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

iii. MADGE ELLEN CRAWFORD, b. 11 Apr 1872, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 13 Jun 1883, Marion County, South Carolina.

59. JAMES DAVID6 BETHEA (JAMES ROBERT5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1847, and died 1926 in Marion County, South Carolina. He married FLORA J. FORE, daughter of STEPHEN FORE. She was born 1847, and died 1898 in Marion County, South Carolina.

More About JAMES DAVID BETHEA:
Burial: Union Methodist Church, Dillon County, South Carolina

More About FLORA J. FORE:
Burial: Union Methodist Church, Dillon County, South Carolina

Children of JAMES BETHEA and FLORA FORE are:
i. KEMPER7 BETHEA, m. ? PARR; b. Washington, DC.

More About KEMPER BETHEA:
Occupation: 1916, U. S. Government in Washington, DC

ii. CHARLES BETHEA.

Notes for CHARLES BETHEA:
Died while young according to Philip Yancey Bethea.

iii. LISTON BETHEA.
iv. LAURIE BETHEA.

Notes for LAURIE BETHEA:
Died while young according to Philip Yancey Bethea

v. MARY G. BETHEA, b. 1867.

Notes for MARY G. BETHEA:
Died in her youth according to Philip Yancey Bethea.

vi. BLANCHE BETHEA, b. 1872; d. 1916; m. DAN DILLON.

More About BLANCHE BETHEA:
Burial: Union Methodist Church, Dillon County, South Carolina

vii. MAUDE BETHEA, m. CHALMERS BIGGS.
viii. CLARA BETHEA, b. 1875; m. TRACY FORE.
ix. MARGARET BETHEA, b. 1878; m. WILLIS FORE.

Notes for MARGARET BETHEA:
Died soon after her marriage, according to Philip Yancey Bethea

x. LESLIE BETHEA, m. JOHN MCKINNON; b. Washington, DC.

60. PHILIP YANCEY6 BETHEA (JAMES ROBERT5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 05 Oct 1849, and died 08 Jul 1929. He married (1) FLORENCE AMANDA JOHNSON 25 Nov 1875 in City of Charleston, South Carolina7, daughter of OSCAR JOHNSON and GABRIELLA STROBEL. He married (2) FLORENCE AMANDA JOHNSON 25 Nov 1875, daughter of OSCAR JOHNSON and GABRIELLA STROBEL. She was born 11 Apr 1855, and died 19 Jun 1930.

Notes for PHILIP YANCEY BETHEA:
He says of himself: I have tried to be a law-abiding citizen and I believe I have made this endeavor a success. I am fond of books and have a fair library. I have been more or less connected with the Marion Public Library since its formation. I feel that my efforts in its behalf have been some help to it. I can look back on my life and see my mistakes. If the accumulation of money in this life is regarded as success, my life is a failure.

More About PHILIP YANCEY BETHEA:
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery at Marion, SC
Graduation: Hofwyl Academy
Occupation: Taught school for several years after graduation

Notes for FLORENCE AMANDA JOHNSON:
Her grandmother being first cousin to his father

Her husband wrote of her: . The wife of Philip Y. Bethea is a well educated woman. Her education is thoroughly practical, and she is what you might call a business woman. She is a good calculator, and practices it in her domestic affairs. She never undertakes anything without calculating the result. She is a first class housekeeper and economical in the management of her household. On the whole she is a superior woman in every respect. The writer of this brief sketch is her husband and he ought to know her more thoroughly than any one else. He is not writing this for publication but for the benefit of his immediate family, therefore, he will be free and candid in speaking of his wife. If there is anything that can be said to the credit of her husband, it is due to her good influence. She is a lady of the old school and does not endorse the progressive ideas of the "Smart Set" and she has raised accordingly her girls strictly by this rule. Her mother was a most superior woman, and her daughter shows the training of an exceptional mother. She is a member of the Methodist Church and takes an interest in Church affairs. She reads the newspapers and is thoroughly posted on the issues of the day. She dispenses a reasonable amount of charity and looks after the sick in her neighborhood.

More About FLORENCE AMANDA JOHNSON:
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery at Marion, SC

Children of PHILIP BETHEA and FLORENCE JOHNSON are:
i. EUGENE STROBEL7 BETHEA, b. 24 Nov 1876; d. 24 Apr 1911, Manila, Phillipines.

Notes for EUGENE STROBEL BETHEA:
Died unmarried, according to his father. He was undoubtedly the most promising one of the boys. He stood well in school and graduated at the High School second in his class. The winner admitted that Eugene was the best in the class and was entitled to the first place. He graduated at a business College in Nashville, Tenn. He volunteered in the Spanish American War and was sent to Phillipine Islands. After the war he worked for the United States Government in the city of Manila, P.I. He was for some time Clerk of Court and afterwards became assistant Postmaster in that city. He finally was placed in the Accounting Department of Insular Affairs. He died holding this position

More About EUGENE STROBEL BETHEA:
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery at Marion, SC

ii. ARTHUR STANHOPE BETHEA, b. 28 Dec 1880; d. 03 Jan 1950.

Notes for ARTHUR STANHOPE BETHEA:
Unmarried as of 1930, according to his father.

More About ARTHUR STANHOPE BETHEA:
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery at Marion, SC
Graduation: Clemson College
Occupation: 1930, in business in York, South Carolina

89. iii. EDWARD JOHNSON BETHEA, b. 14 Feb 1886, Latta, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 30 Mar 1950, Dillon, Dillon County, South Carolina.
iv. STEWART BETHEA, b. 18 Jul 1888, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 22 Aug 1963; m. FLORENCE WHEELER; b. West Virginia.

Notes for STEWART BETHEA:
No children as of 1930, according to his father.

More About STEWART BETHEA:
Residence: 1930, New York

v. PHILIP YANCEY BETHEA.

Notes for PHILIP YANCEY BETHEA:
Died in his youth, according to his father.

vi. MARKLEY BETHEA.

Notes for MARKLEY BETHEA:
Unmarried in 1930, according to his father.

More About MARKLEY BETHEA:
Occupation: Secretary to Admiral Benjamin C. Bryan, U.S.N at Charleston Navy Yard during World War I
Residence: 1930, Washington, DC

vii. GABRIELLA ELOISE BETHEA, b. 27 Jan 1879; d. 15 Sep 1971.

Notes for GABRIELLA ELOISE BETHEA:
In 1916, her father says she is unmarried and states his pride in her professional accomplishments.

More About GABRIELLA ELOISE BETHEA:
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery at Marion, SC
Occupation: 1916, Raleigh & Charleston Railroad, a branch of the Seaboard Air Line. Only woman to hold a position as auditor. She also audits two other short lines of the railroad.

90. viii. EDITH JOHNSON BETHEA, b. 14 Feb 1886; d. 01 Oct 1991.
ix. MARY MACLEOD BETHEA, b. 12 Dec 1897; d. 16 Sep 1961.

Notes for MARY MACLEOD BETHEA:
This may be the same or a different Mary McLeod Bethea -- dates are close, but not the same
Clifford H.Hardy 5/11/1925-3/7/1987
Mary MacLeod Bethea Hardy 9/6/1895-7/2/1971
Benjamin Franklin Hardy M.D. 8/31/1887-9/21/1969 (Dothan UMC Cemetery, Dillon County)

More About MARY MACLEOD BETHEA:
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery at Marion, SC
Residence: Marion, South Carolina

x. FLORENCE STROBEL BETHEA, b. 20 Jan 1904; d. 21 May 1990.

More About FLORENCE STROBEL BETHEA:
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery at Marion, SC
Graduation: Winthrop College of Rockhill, South Carolina
Occupation: 1930, Librarian, Woman's College, Tallahassee, Florida

61. CLARA ELLEN6 BETHEA (JAMES ROBERT5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1857. She married HOLLAND MANNING.

Notes for CLARA ELLEN BETHEA:
In 1880, she is living with her mother.

More About CLARA ELLEN BETHEA:
Census: 1880, Living at home with mother, Isabel and Robert

More About HOLLAND MANNING:
Residence: Latta, South Carolina

Children of CLARA BETHEA and HOLLAND MANNING are:
91. i. MARY BELLE7 MANNING.
ii. HOPE MANNING.

Notes for HOPE MANNING:
Unmarried in 1916

iii. HAZEL MANNING, b. 08 Sep 1893, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 10 Oct 1895, Marion County, South Carolina.

More About HAZEL MANNING:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

62. ROBERT LUCIEN6 BETHEA (JAMES ROBERT5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1859. He married (1) ? SHAW. He married (2) ROSA CARNES.

Child of ROBERT BETHEA and ? SHAW is:
i. LEONA7 BETHEA.


Children of ROBERT BETHEA and ROSA CARNES are:
ii. SELENA7 BETHEA.
iii. INES BETHEA.
iv. ROSA BETHEA.
v. MARIE BETHEA.
vi. DABNEY BETHEA.

Notes for DABNEY BETHEA:
Unmarried according to Philip Yancey Bethea

63. JOHN C.6 SELLERS (MARTHA ANN5 BETHEA, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 08 Nov 1847, and died 12 May 1920. He married (1) MAGGIE MACE. He married (2) J. O..

Notes for JOHN C. SELLERS:
Philip Yancey Bethea says about him:

He is one of the most prominent men in the county. He has served several terms in the Legislature and has a son, who is now (1916) serving his second term. John C. Sellers is a well educated man and an great reader; consequently he is entertaining in conversation, and his company is enjoyable. He takes great interest in public affairs and is always on the right side of politics

More About JOHN C. SELLERS:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina
Military service: Confederate soldier
Occupation: Lawyer
Residence: Sellers, a station on the Atlatic Coast Line Railroad.

Child of JOHN SELLERS and MAGGIE MACE is:
i. LEILA7 SELLERS, b. 04 Jan 1885; d. 22 Apr 1948.

More About LEILA SELLERS:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina


Children of JOHN SELLERS and J. O. are:
ii. INFANT SON7 SELLERS, b. 06 Nov 1898, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 06 Nov 1898, Marion County, South Carolina.

More About INFANT SON SELLERS:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

iii. JOHN C. SELLERS, b. 17 Mar 1900, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 16 Oct 1900, Marion County, South Carolina.

More About JOHN C. SELLERS:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

iv. MARY SELLERS, b. 04 Oct 1903, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 14 Sep 1905, Marion County, South Carolina.

64. ANNA JANE6 SELLERS (MARTHA ANN5 BETHEA, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 11 Aug 1850, and died 17 Jan 1889. She married DAVID N. BETHEA 25 Dec 1867, son of SAMUEL BETHEA and MARY ROGERS. He was born 19 Mar 1845, and died 12 Feb 1901 in Dillon County, South Carolina.

More About ANNA JANE SELLERS:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

Notes for DAVID N. BETHEA:
Married his cousin.

Philip Yancey Bethea says about him: . He was complimented more than once for his bravery. He came out of the struggle without a scratch. He took a big interest in public affairs. He ran for office more than once, but failed to be elected.

More About DAVID N. BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina
Military service: Volunteered early in the Civil War and served throughout the duration of the war in Capt. Thomas E. Gregg's Battery of Artillery. Compliemented for his bravery.
Occupation: Appointed Trial Justice on the death of his father
Residence: Lived and died on Big Reedy Creek, according to Philip Yancey Bethea

Children are listed above under (48) David N. Bethea.

65. CHARLES6 BETHEA (BENJAMIN P.5, PARKER4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1)

Children of CHARLES BETHEA are:
i. CECIL7 BETHEA.
ii. CHARLES BETHEA.

66. WILLIAM6 BETHEA (BENJAMIN P.5, PARKER4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1)

Child of WILLIAM BETHEA is:
i. WALTER7 BETHEA.

67. JOHN WASHINGTON6 BETHEA (CADE5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1821 in Marion County, South Carolina, and died 06 Apr 1874 in Marion County, South Carolina. He married JEANNETTE MCLAURIN 18 Nov 1852 in South Carolina. She was born 1835, and died 1888 in Marion County, South Carolina.

Child of JOHN BETHEA and JEANNETTE MCLAURIN is:
92. i. JESSE CADE7 BETHEA, b. 27 Jul 1853, South Carolina; d. 11 May 1898, South Carolina.

68. EVANDER RICHARDSON6 BETHEA (CADE5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 01 Jan 1822 in Marion County, South Carolina, and died 28 Mar 1860 in Little Rock, South Carolina. He married MARY ANN STACKHOUSE 12 Jan 1849, daughter of HEROD STACKHOUSE and NANCY ROPER. She was born 01 Mar 1831 in Marion County, South Carolina, and died 07 Oct 1868 in Marion County, South Carolina.

Notes for EVANDER RICHARDSON BETHEA:
In the 1850 census, he is living in Marion County, with his wife and son. A laborer named Thomas Ruff lives with them. He has real estate worth $4,000. Cade and Kittie Bethea live 2 houses down. In the slave schedules, he had a 45-year-old female, a 19-year-old male, a 12-year-old male, an 11-year-old female, and a 7-year-old female.

Notes for MARY ANN STACKHOUSE:
Names of her parents were found in a birth record on ancestry.com.

Children of EVANDER BETHEA and MARY STACKHOUSE are:
i. CARRIE7 BETHEA, b. Aft. 1850; m. JOSEPH J. BETHEA; b. 1851.

Notes for CARRIE BETHEA:
Had no children.

Notes for JOSEPH J. BETHEA:
Philip Yancey Bethea says about him:

He is a zealous Methodist and one of the pillars of the Church at Latta, South Carolina. He takes very little interest in public affairs and has never aspired to office. His education is limited, although he went to school long enough to be well educated. He was not built for books.

More About JOSEPH J. BETHEA:
Occupation: Merchandiser, according to Philip Yancey Bethea
Religion: Methodist, at Latta Methodist Church, South Carolina
Residence: Latta, Dillon County, South Carolina, according to Philip Yancey Bethea

ii. NANNIE BETHEA, b. Aft. 1850; m. REVEREND SAMUEL JOSEPH BETHEA.

More About REVEREND SAMUEL JOSEPH BETHEA:
Occupation: Minister in the South Carolina Conference
Residence: Little Rock, South Carolina station with Dothan Church thrown in

iii. JASPER BETHEA, b. 1850, Marion County, South Carolina.
93. iv. AMANDA JOSEPHINE BETHEA, b. 12 May 1854, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 04 Dec 1935, Little Rock, South Carolina.

69. ELIZABETH L6 BETHEA (TRISTAM5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1)8 was born 25 Sep 18058, and died Bet. 04 Jul 1877 - 1878 in Marlboro, South Carolina8. She married JOHN LAUCHLIN MCLAURIN8. He was born 14 Dec 1799 in Scotland8, and died 03 Jan 1856 in Marlboro, South Carolina8.

Notes for ELIZABETH L BETHEA:
Some researchers say she died in 1877, but her tombstone says 1878.

More About ELIZABETH L BETHEA:
Burial: Red Bluff Cemetery, Clio, Marlboro County, South Carolina

More About JOHN LAUCHLIN MCLAURIN:
Burial: Red Bluff Cemetery, Clio, Marlboro County, South Carolina

Children of ELIZABETH BETHEA and JOHN MCLAURIN are:
94. i. ANN7 MCLAURIN, b. 18 Dec 1825, South Carolina; d. 08 Sep 1860, North Carolina.
95. ii. PHILLIP B. MCLAURIN, b. 12 Sep 1827, South Carolina; d. 12 Dec 1864.
96. iii. LAUCHLIN BETHEA MCLAURIN, b. 10 Nov 1828, Marlboro County, South Carolina; d. 12 Jul 1890, Union Church, Jefferson County, Mississippi.
iv. MARY S. MCLAURIN, b. 29 Mar 1830; d. 08 Mar 1864.

More About MARY S. MCLAURIN:
Burial: Red Bluff Cemetery, Clio, Marlboro County, South Carolina

v. KITTY JANE MCLAURIN, b. 20 Jan 1833; d. 06 Oct 1855.

More About KITTY JANE MCLAURIN:
Burial: Red Bluff Cemetery, Clio, Marlboro County, South Carolina

97. vi. JOHN B. MCLAURIN, b. 05 Sep 1834; d. 14 Jan 1892, Marlboro County, South Carolina.
vii. CAROLINE C MCLAURIN, b. 13 Oct 1837; d. 17 May 1854.

More About CAROLINE C MCLAURIN:
Burial: Red Bluff Cemetery, Clio, Marlboro County, South Carolina

viii. TRISTRAM B MCLAURIN, b. 04 Dec 1839; d. 13 May 1861, Sullivans Island, South Carolina.

Notes for TRISTRAM B MCLAURIN:
Tombstone reads:
Sacred to the memory of
TRISTRAM B. McLAURIN
born 4th of Dec 1839 / died 13th of May 1861
A member of the College of / Cadets, he sickened on/ Sullivan's Island / while on duty and died /
in Columbia, S.C. (CSA)

More About TRISTRAM B MCLAURIN:
Burial: Red Bluff Cemetery, Clio, Marlboro County, South Carolina
Military service: Confederate soldier

ix. MARGARET E MCLAURIN, b. 28 Sep 1843; d. 06 Oct 1855.

More About MARGARET E MCLAURIN:
Burial: Red Bluff Cemetery, Clio, Marlboro County, South Carolina

x. ELIZABETH H MCLAURIN, b. 1847; d. Unknown.

70. PHILLIP PRINCETON6 BETHEA (TRISTAM5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 08 Oct 1809 in South Carolina, and died 16 Jan 1860. He married ELIZABETH JANE LEWIS 28 Dec 1849 in Crawford, Georgia. She was born 1823 in Georgia.

More About PHILLIP PRINCETON BETHEA:
Census: 1850, Hancock County, Georgia
Residence: 1850, District 116, Hancock, Georgia9

Children of PHILLIP BETHEA and ELIZABETH LEWIS are:
i. MARY7 BETHEA, b. 1843, Alabama.
ii. ANN P. BETHEA, b. 1845, Georgia.
iii. BETSY BETHEA, b. 1848, Georgia.
iv. ACHSAKE BETHEA, b. 1850, Alabama.

Generation No. 7

71. JOHN CRAWFORD7 BETHEA (EDWIN ALLISON6, JOHN CRAWFORD5, WILLIAM4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 30 Sep 1877, and died 11 May 1940 in Dillon, Dillon County, South Carolina. He married HETTIE BETHEA, daughter of WILLIAM W. BETHEA. She was born Bet. 1870 - 1890 in Mississippi.

Notes for JOHN CRAWFORD BETHEA:
Philip Yancey Bethea says John Crawford Bethea, Jr., son of John Crawford Bethea, Sr., married Miss Hettie Bethea, daughter of William W. Bethea, by his second wife. She belongs to the Sweat Swamp Set. He inherited his Father's homestead and lived on it for several years. He then moved to the town of Dillon, where he died. He was a noble character. so different from his brother Edwin A. John C's Mother was no ordinary woman, and he inherited some of her noble qualities

Gravestone inscription: First Clerk of Court Dillon County 1910-1921

More About JOHN CRAWFORD BETHEA:
Occupation: Auditor of Marion County
Residence: 1916, Dillon, South Carolina according to Philip Yancey Bethea

Children of JOHN BETHEA and HETTIE BETHEA are:
i. HORACE8 BETHEA.

Notes for HORACE BETHEA:
Unmarried in 1916, according to Philip Yancey Bethea

ii. JOHN CRAWFORD BETHEA.
iii. ARGENT GERALD BETHEA, m. J. P. GIBSON.

More About ARGENT GERALD BETHEA:
Residence: 1916, Dillon, Dillon County, South Carolina

iv. OCTAVIA BETHEA, m. W. H. MULLER.

More About OCTAVIA BETHEA:
Residence: 1916, Dillon, Dillon County, South Carolina

v. MARY BETHEA.
vi. SARAH BETHEA.

Notes for SARAH BETHEA:
This may be the Sarah Bethea buried at Dothan church: Sarah W. Bethea 1/3/1894-5/16/1974

vii. HETTIE BETHEA.

72. HENRY E. K.7 SMITH (SOPHIA6 BETHEA, LEVI5, WILLIAM4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1862 in South Carolina. He married MINNIE W..

More About HENRY E. K. SMITH:
Census: 1910, Moody township, Dillon County, South Carolina
Occupation: 1910, Wholesale merchant - groceries
Residence: 1910, MOODY TWP, DILLON, South Carolina10

Children of HENRY SMITH and MINNIE W. are:
i. ARTHUR L.8 SMITH, b. 1876, South Carolina.

More About ARTHUR L. SMITH:
Occupation: 1910, Bookkeeper
Residence: 1910, Moody township, Dillon County, South Carolina, with his parents

ii. JANIE O. SMITH, b. 26 Sep 1887, South Carolina; d. 26 Sep 1888.

More About JANIE O. SMITH:
Burial: Smith family cemetery, Highway #917-8.2 Miles East of Latta, Smithboro, Dillon County, S. C.

iii. HANNIE SMITH, b. 14 Apr 1889, South Carolina; d. 03 Mar 1890.

More About HANNIE SMITH:
Burial: Smith family cemetery, Highway #917-8.2 Miles East of Latta, Smithboro, Dillon County, S. C.

iv. MYRTIS SMITH, b. 1893, South Carolina.
v. HENRY SMITH, b. 10 May 1894, South Carolina; d. 20 Dec 1895.
vi. VERA SMITH, b. 1895, South Carolina.
vii. SAMUEL SMITH, b. 09 Aug 1895, South Carolina; d. 06 Oct 1896.
viii. BRYAN MCK SMITH, b. 1897, South Carolina.
ix. LOUISE SMITH, b. 1899, South Carolina.
x. RUPERT SMITH, b. 08 Mar 1900, South Carolina; d. 30 May 1901.
xi. MILDRED SMITH, b. 1902, South Carolina.
xii. ELLISON SMITH, b. 1904, South Carolina.
xiii. SARAH SMITH, b. 1908, South Carolina.

73. SAMUEL O.7 SMITH (SOPHIA6 BETHEA, LEVI5, WILLIAM4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 27 Jan 1858, and died 19 Apr 1901. He married (1) ? TART, daughter of JOHN TART and MARGARET BETHEA. He married (2) M. EMMA ?. She was born 26 Mar 1862, and died 16 May 1924.

More About SAMUEL O. SMITH:
Burial: Smith family cemetery, Highway #917-8.2 Miles East of Latta, Smithboro, Dillon County, S. C.

More About M. EMMA ?:
Burial: Smith family cemetery, Highway #917-8.2 Miles East of Latta, Smithboro, Dillon County, S. C.

Children of SAMUEL SMITH and ? TART are:
i. STEPHEN LANE8 SMITH, m. ? EDWARDS.
98. ii. DAUGHTER SMITH.
iii. DAUGHTER SMITH, m. JAMES JOHNSON.

More About DAUGHTER SMITH:
Religion: Fair Bluff, North Carolina

Notes for JAMES JOHNSON:
James Johnson, a nephew of Chancellor W. D. Johnson, called "Black Jim," to distinguish him from J. W. Johnson, Esq., another nephew and son-in-law of the Chancellor.


Children of SAMUEL SMITH and M. ? are:
iv. FLORA J.8 SMITH, b. 05 May 1884; d. 03 Feb 1885.

More About FLORA J. SMITH:
Burial: Smith family cemetery, Highway #917-8.2 Miles East of Latta, Smithboro, Dillon County, S. C.

v. HURBERT SMITH, b. 26 May 1891; d. 23 Aug 1891.

More About HURBERT SMITH:
Burial: Smith family cemetery, Highway #917-8.2 Miles East of Latta, Smithboro, Dillon County, S. C.

vi. LEONA SMITH, b. 23 May 1894; d. 25 May 1894.

More About LEONA SMITH:
Burial: Smith family cemetery, Highway #917-8.2 Miles East of Latta, Smithboro, Dillon County, S. C.

74. MARCUS CARLISLE7 BETHEA (EDWARD CAMPBELL6, GEORGE JAMES5, WILLIAM4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 22 Oct 1910. He married CLEVELAND ALBERTINE DOZIER. She was born 27 Sep 1907.

Children of MARCUS BETHEA and CLEVELAND DOZIER are:
99. i. MARCUS CARLISLE8 BETHEA, b. 15 Feb 1937.
ii. JOSEPH GLENN BETHEA, b. 03 Apr 1940.

Notes for JOSEPH GLENN BETHEA:
According to a note at http://www.betheafamily.org/8th/MarcusBetheaSr.html he has no children.

iii. JACK NELSON BETHEA, b. 27 May 1942.

75. ?7 TART (MARGARET6 BETHEA, SAMUEL JOSEPH5, JAMES4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) She married SAMUEL O. SMITH, son of WILLIAM SMITH and SOPHIA BETHEA. He was born 27 Jan 1858, and died 19 Apr 1901.

More About SAMUEL O. SMITH:
Burial: Smith family cemetery, Highway #917-8.2 Miles East of Latta, Smithboro, Dillon County, S. C.

Children are listed above under (73) Samuel O. Smith.

76. GEORGIA A.7 BETHEA (ANDREW J.6, SAMUEL JOSEPH5, JAMES4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1872. She married WILLIAM THADDEUS BETHEA, son of DAVID BETHEA and ANNA SELLERS. He was born 31 Dec 1868, and died 29 Apr 1915.

Notes for GEORGIA A. BETHEA:
Marired her first cousin.

Notes for WILLIAM THADDEUS BETHEA:
Philip Yancey Bethea says he had several sons and daughters but he does not know their names.

Wililam and Georgia were first cousins.

More About WILLIAM THADDEUS BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina
Occupation: Railroad agent
Residence: Dillon, Dillon County, South Carolina

Children of GEORGIA BETHEA and WILLIAM BETHEA are:
i. INFANT8 BETHEA, b. 29 Jan 1899; d. 02 Feb 1899.

More About INFANT BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

ii. ANNIE JANETTE, b. 14 Jul 1906; d. 20 Dec 1907.

More About ANNIE JANETTE:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

100. iii. WILILAM THADDEUS BETHEA.

77. WILLIAM THADDEUS7 BETHEA (DAVID N.6, SAMUEL JOSEPH5, JAMES4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 31 Dec 1868, and died 29 Apr 1915. He married GEORGIA A. BETHEA, daughter of ANDREW BETHEA and ANNA ALLEN. She was born 1872.

Notes for WILLIAM THADDEUS BETHEA:
Philip Yancey Bethea says he had several sons and daughters but he does not know their names.

Wililam and Georgia were first cousins.

More About WILLIAM THADDEUS BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina
Occupation: Railroad agent
Residence: Dillon, Dillon County, South Carolina

Notes for GEORGIA A. BETHEA:
Marired her first cousin.

Children are listed above under (76) Georgia A. Bethea.

78. MARIAN BETHEA7 WATSON (ADDIE WINCIE6 BETHEA, JOHN ROBERT5, JAMES4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 12 Feb 1894, and died 10 Nov 1972 in Norfolk, Virginia. She married REVEREND JESSE FRANCIS COLSTON 20 Dec 1917 in Latta, South Carolina, son of FRANCIS COLSTON and LINNIE JENKINS. He was born 29 May 1889, and died 07 Feb 1955 in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

More About MARIAN BETHEA WATSON:
Burial: Buckhorn Cemetery in Como, North Carolina

More About REVEREND JESSE FRANCIS COLSTON:
Burial: Buckhorn Cemetery in Como, North Carolina

Children of MARIAN WATSON and JESSE COLSTON are:
101. i. REVEREND RAYMOND OTIS8 COLSTON, b. 10 Feb 1931, South Mills, North Carolina.
ii. JESSE FRANCIS COLSTON, b. 02 Nov 1918, Murfreesboro, North Carolina; d. 19 Jan 1999, Huntington, West Virginia; m. LIDA ARLENE COLE, 02 Sep 1944; b. 20 Sep 1917, Huntington, West Virginia.
iii. THOMAS EDWIN COLSTON, b. 02 Nov 1918, Murfreesboro, North Carolina; m. MAXINE YETTA WINTON, 26 Jan 1945, 20th Street Baptist Church in Huntington, West Virginia; b. 01 Nov 1921, Huntington, West Virginia.
iv. FRED LEWIS COLSTON, b. 26 Jul 1925, Kelton, South Carolina; m. (1) BERNICE HUDGINS; m. (2) ANNA ?; m. (3) UNKNOWN SPOUSE; m. (4) MARIE EPPOLITO, 03 Aug 1963; b. 12 Dec 1934.
v. MARGARET ADDIE COLSTON, b. 27 May 1928, Darlington, SC; m. CHARLES HESTER, 30 Aug 1949; b. 25 Sep 1924.

79. ELIZABETH E.7 BETHEA (PHILIP WALTER6, ELISHA COCHRANE5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1855 in Marion County, South Carolina. She married DAVID ELIAS ALLEN, son of REVEREND JOEL ALLEN. He was born 12 Nov 1852 in Marion County, South Carolina.

Child of ELIZABETH BETHEA and DAVID ALLEN is:
i. SADIE PEARL8 ALLEN, b. 04 Jul 1897, Latta, Dillon County, South Carolina; d. 04 Jul 1897, Latta, Dillon County, South Carolina.

80. NANNIE WANNAMAKER7 BETHEA (PHILIP WALTER6, ELISHA COCHRANE5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 13 Oct 1870 in South Carolina11, and died 01 Apr 1944 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She married JUNIUS FREDERICK WILLIAMS 03 Nov 1896 in South Carolina, son of JOHN WILLIAMS and MARGARET MCDONALD. He was born 06 Oct 1876 in Cumberland County, North Carolina, and died 28 Jul 1963 in Fayetteville, North Carolina12.

Notes for NANNIE WANNAMAKER BETHEA:
Family says she may have had an earlier husband.

More About NANNIE WANNAMAKER BETHEA:
Burial: Cross Creek Cemetery, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina
Residence: 1880, Bethea, Marion, South Carolina13

Notes for JUNIUS FREDERICK WILLIAMS:
In 1910, he and Nannie are living in Bethea Township, Dillon County, South Carolina, with her parents, Philip W. and Annie M. Bethea.

In 1920, Junius (Fred) and Nannie were lilving in Bethea Township, Dillon County, South Carolina. He lists his occupation as a farmer. Everyone in the family could read and write.

In 1930, they were living in Sanford, North Carolina. His son Phillip Eugene and his family were living with him.

In the 1960s, he visited his son Phillip Eugene in Clearwater, Florida. His great-grandchildren fondly remember him teaching them to play cards. He always had coins for the children (sometiems bills!) and M&Ms. He was a tall man for his generation and very kind.

SSN: 238-07-7841

More About JUNIUS FREDERICK WILLIAMS:
Burial: Cross Creek Cemetery, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina
Residence: 1920, Bethea, Dillon, South Carolina14

Children of NANNIE BETHEA and JUNIUS WILLIAMS are:
102. i. PHILIP EUGENE8 WILLIAMS, b. 06 Oct 1898, South Carolina; d. 19 May 1972, Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida.
103. ii. ASBURY B. WILLIAMS, b. 1904, South Carolina.
104. iii. EDITH E. WILLIAMS, b. 1906, South Carolina; d. 1977, Williamsburg, New York.
iv. JOHN FREDERICK WILLIAMS, b. 1911, South Carolina.

More About JOHN FREDERICK WILLIAMS:
Cause of Death: Cancer of the esophagus

v. NAOMI WILLIAMS, b. 1910.

81. LILLIAN7 BETHEA (PHILIP WALTER6, ELISHA COCHRANE5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 12 May 1878 in Mallory, Marion County, South Carolina, and died 13 Jan 1975. She married GEORGE ROBERT WILLIAMS, son of JOHN WILLIAMS and MARGARET MCDONALD. He was born 1871 in Cumberland County, North Carolina, and died Unknown.

Children of LILLIAN BETHEA and GEORGE WILLIAMS are:
i. JOHN PHILIP8 WILLIAMS.
ii. JOSEPH WEAR WILLIAMS, b. 25 May 1908; d. 22 Sep 1951; m. ? MONROE.

82. LAWRENCE K.7 BETHEA (JOHN JEREMIAH6, ELISHA COCHRANE5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 23 Jul 1857, and died 18 Apr 1920. He married (1) A. H. ?. He married (2) H. BELLE WILKINS, daughter of J. WILKINS and M. ?. She was born 18 Jan 1863, and died 24 Mar 1896.

More About LAWRENCE K. BETHEA:
Burial: Smith family cemetery, Highway #917-8.2 Miles East of Latta, Smithboro, Dillon County, S. C.

More About H. BELLE WILKINS:
Burial: Smith family cemetery, Highway #917-8.2 Miles East of Latta, Smithboro, Dillon County, S. C.

Children of LAWRENCE BETHEA and A. ? are:
i. WILLIS DABBS8 BETHEA, b. 31 Dec 1888; d. 08 Jun 1909.

More About WILLIS DABBS BETHEA:
Burial: Smith family cemetery, Highway #917-8.2 Miles East of Latta, Smithboro, Dillon County, S. C.

ii. HEYWARD P. BETHEA, b. 29 Jul 1906; d. 12 Jun 1907.

More About HEYWARD P. BETHEA:
Burial: Smith family cemetery, Highway #917-8.2 Miles East of Latta, Smithboro, Dillon County, S. C.

iii. PHILLIP WANNAMAKER BETHEA, b. 06 Sep 1903; d. 05 May 1904.

More About PHILLIP WANNAMAKER BETHEA:
Burial: Smith family cemetery, Highway #917-8.2 Miles East of Latta, Smithboro, Dillon County, S. C.


Child of LAWRENCE BETHEA and H. WILKINS is:
iv. PEARL8 BETHEA, b. 15 Jan 1886; d. 05 Jan 1895.

More About PEARL BETHEA:
Burial: Smith family cemetery, Highway #917-8.2 Miles East of Latta, Smithboro, Dillon County, S. C.

83. RICHARD W.7 BETHEA (ROBERT C.6, ELISHA COCHRANE5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 21 Apr 1853, and died 05 Nov 1930 in McComb, Mississippi. He married ALICE CAROLINE PORTER in McComb, Mississippi. She was born 01 Jul 1851 in Mississippi, and died 17 Aug 1912 in McComb, Mississippi.

Children of RICHARD BETHEA and ALICE PORTER are:
i. MAURICE LEON8 BETHEA, b. McComb, Mississippi.
ii. GLADYS BETHEA, b. McComb, Mississippi.
iii. OLGA BETHEA, b. McComb, Mississippi.
iv. DAISIE MARGARET BETHEA, b. McComb, Mississippi.
v. BERTIE BETHEA, b. McComb, Mississippi.
vi. ROSS W. BETHEA, b. McComb, Mississippi.
vii. IVOR W. BETHEA, b. 15 Jan 1879, McComb, Mississippi.

84. WILLIAM ELLIS7 BETHEA (ELISHA COCHRANE6, ELISHA COCHRANE5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 29 Mar 1862, and died 25 Dec 1927. He married (1) CLAUDIA SPINKS. She was born 18 Dec 1867 in Georgia, and died 05 May 1895. He married (2) JESSIE CRAWFORD. She was born 12 Apr 1867, and died 13 Dec 1940.

More About WILLIAM ELLIS BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

More About CLAUDIA SPINKS:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

More About JESSIE CRAWFORD:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

Children of WILLIAM BETHEA and CLAUDIA SPINKS are:
105. i. CHARLES8 BETHEA.
ii. ROBERT BETHEA, m. ? EASTERLING; b. Florida.
iii. DALLAS BETHEA, m. ? BERRY; b. Birmingham, Alabama.
iv. FLOY BETHEA, b. 26 Dec 1892; d. 09 Nov 1953; m. FRANCIS MARION MELLETT; b. 21 Sep 1892, Sumter County, South Carolina; d. 24 Aug 1944.

More About FLOY BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

More About FRANCIS MARION MELLETT:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina


Children of WILLIAM BETHEA and JESSIE CRAWFORD are:
v. PHILIP8 BETHEA.
vi. CATHERINE BETHEA.

85. CARRIE ELIZABETH7 BETHEA (ELISHA COCHRANE6, ELISHA COCHRANE5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 20 Aug 1865, and died 16 Jun 1951. She married JOHN HAMILTON TART. He was born 08 Jan 1860, and died 01 Jan 1928.

More About CARRIE ELIZABETH BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

More About JOHN HAMILTON TART:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

Children of CARRIE BETHEA and JOHN TART are:
i. WILLIAM G.8 TART, b. 23 Sep 1894; d. 25 Oct 1895.

More About WILLIAM G. TART:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

ii. INFANT DAUGHTER TART, b. 24 Oct 1888; d. 25 Oct 1888.

More About INFANT DAUGHTER TART:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

86. JOHN MAXEY7 SMITH (ALICE6 BETHEA, ELISHA COCHRANE5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 22 Oct 1866 in Marion County, South Carolina, and died 15 Jan 1911 in Lake View, Dillon County, South Carolina. He married SADIE WILFORD MCNULTY 31 Jul 1890 in Magnolia, Pike, Mississippi. She was born 05 Dec 1872 in Pike County, Mississippi, and died 09 Oct 1966 in Lake View, Dillon County, South Carolina.

Child of JOHN SMITH and SADIE MCNULTY is:
i. ARCHIE BARNWELL8 SMITH, b. 13 Aug 1902, South Carolina; d. 30 Jun 1952; m. BESSIE M.; b. 08 Feb 1901, South Carolina; d. 10 Apr 1938, South Carolina.

87. MORRISON7 BETHEA (WILLIAM WALTER6, ELISHA COCHRANE5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) He married ? CURTIS. She was born in Clinton, South Carolina.

More About MORRISON BETHEA:
Occupation: Episcopal Minister
Residence: 1916, Wilson, North Carolina

Children of MORRISON BETHEA and ? CURTIS are:
i. CURTIS8 BETHEA.
ii. EUGENE BETHEA.
iii. EDWARD BETHEA.
iv. THEODORE BETHEA.
v. OSCAR BETHEA.

88. OSCAR7 BETHEA (WILLIAM WALTER6, ELISHA COCHRANE5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) He married RUBY HARDEE.

More About OSCAR BETHEA:
Occupation: Physician

Children of OSCAR BETHEA and RUBY HARDEE are:
i. THEODORE8 BETHEA.
ii. JOHN H. BETHEA.

89. EDWARD JOHNSON7 BETHEA (PHILIP YANCEY6, JAMES ROBERT5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 14 Feb 1886 in Latta, Marion County, South Carolina, and died 30 Mar 1950 in Dillon, Dillon County, South Carolina. He married NELLIE SUE EVANS 09 Jun 1909 in Latta, South Carolina, daughter of WILLIAM EVANS and SUE BERRY. She was born 05 Nov 1886 in Latta, Marion County, South Carolina, and died 04 Mar 1979 in Marion County, South Carolina.

More About EDWARD JOHNSON BETHEA:
Burial: Magnolia Cemetery, Latta, South Carolina

More About NELLIE SUE EVANS:
Burial: Magnolia Cemetery, Latta, South Carolina

Children of EDWARD BETHEA and NELLIE EVANS are:
i. EUGENE STROBEL8 BETHEA, b. 18 Sep 1910, Latta, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 24 Jul 1974, Marion County, South Carolina.

More About EUGENE STROBEL BETHEA:
Burial: Magnolia Cemetery, Latta, South Carolina
Residence: 1930, Attending University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina

ii. WILILAM EVANS BETHEA, b. Latta, Marion County, South Carolina; d. Marion County, South Carolina.
iii. EDITH JOHNSON BETHEA, b. Latta, Marion County, South Carolina; d. Marion County, South Carolina.

More About EDITH JOHNSON BETHEA:
Burial: Magnolia Cemetery, Latta, South Carolina

iv. INFANT BETHEA, b. 05 May 1912, Latta, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 23 May 1912, Marion County, South Carolina.

Notes for INFANT BETHEA:
This infant may have been named Johnson.

More About INFANT BETHEA:
Burial: Magnolia Cemetery, Latta, South Carolina

90. EDITH JOHNSON7 BETHEA (PHILIP YANCEY6, JAMES ROBERT5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 14 Feb 1886, and died 01 Oct 1991. She married WALTER BENTON MCCALL 15 Apr 1909 in Marion, South Carolina.

More About EDITH JOHNSON BETHEA:
Burial: Magnolia Cemetery, Latta, South Carolina

Children of EDITH BETHEA and WALTER MCCALL are:
i. WALTER BENTON8 MCCALL.

More About WALTER BENTON MCCALL:
Graduation: Presbyterian College at Clinton, South Carolina, with high honors
Occupation: 1930, Assistant to the Commandant and Professor of Mathematics at Massanutten Academy, Woodstock, Virginia

ii. ELOISE BETHEA MCCALL.
iii. EDITH STROBEL MCCALL.
iv. EUGENE MCCALL.

91. MARY BELLE7 MANNING (CLARA ELLEN6 BETHEA, JAMES ROBERT5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) She married CHARLES BETHEA, son of WILLIAM BETHEA and CLAUDIA SPINKS.

More About CHARLES BETHEA:
Occupation: Banker
Residence: 1916, Wilmington, North Carolina

Child of MARY MANNING and CHARLES BETHEA is:
i. WILLIAM8 BETHEA.

92. JESSE CADE7 BETHEA (JOHN WASHINGTON6, CADE5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 27 Jul 1853 in South Carolina, and died 11 May 1898 in South Carolina. He married BESSIE GILMER CLANTON 24 Nov 1881 in Little Rock, Dillon County, South Carolina, daughter of ALBERT CLANTON and ANN GILMER. She was born 11 Mar 1861 in Jasper, Mississippi, and died 13 May 1946 in South Carolina.

Children of JESSE BETHEA and BESSIE CLANTON are:
i. JESSE GILMER8 BETHEA, b. 13 Dec 1882, South Carolina; d. 22 Dec 1903, South Carolina.
ii. JOHN WASHINGTON BETHEA, b. 15 Jul 1885, South Carolina; d. 05 Dec 1919, Saint Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri.
iii. LUCILLE BETHEA, b. 08 May 1892, South Carolina; d. Unknown; m. RALPH MARTIN HILLMAN, 21 Oct 1921, Carlinville, Macoupin County, IL; b. 10 Nov 1890; d. Unknown.
iv. BESSIE GILMER BETHEA, b. 20 Jul 1897, South Carolina; d. Unknown.

93. AMANDA JOSEPHINE7 BETHEA (EVANDER RICHARDSON6, CADE5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 12 May 1854 in Marion County, South Carolina, and died 04 Dec 1935 in Little Rock, South Carolina. She married WILLIAM BERRY STACKHOUSE 13 Jan 1876 in Little Rock, Dillon County, South Carolina, son of MARTIN STACKHOUSE and MARY ROGERS. He was born 25 Jan 1851, and died 14 Jul 1889 in Little Rock, South Carolina.

Child of AMANDA BETHEA and WILLIAM STACKHOUSE is:
106. i. MARY BLANCHE8 STACKHOUSE, b. 21 Aug 1879; d. 26 Dec 1964.

94. ANN7 MCLAURIN (ELIZABETH L6 BETHEA, TRISTAM5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 18 Dec 1825 in South Carolina, and died 08 Sep 1860 in North Carolina. She married JOHN W. GOODWIN. He was born 21 Dec 1820 in North Carolina, and died 21 Feb 1905 in Raymond, Hinds County, Mississippi.

More About ANN MCLAURIN:
Burial: Red Bluff Cemetery, Clio, Marlboro County, South Carolina

Children of ANN MCLAURIN and JOHN GOODWIN are:
i. CELESTIA8 GOODWIN, b. Aug 1845, Marlboro County, South Carolina; d. 1900, Hinds County, Mississippi.
ii. SAMUEL GOODWIN, b. 22 Jun 1847, Brightsville, Marlboro County, South Carolina; d. 15 Apr 1910, Arcadia, Louisiana.
iii. LETICIA GOODWIN, b. 18 Jul 1849, South Carolina; d. 22 Oct 1878, Hinds County, Mississippi.
iv. JOHN L GOODWIN, b. 1853, South Carolina; d. 1894, Mississippi.

95. PHILLIP B.7 MCLAURIN (ELIZABETH L6 BETHEA, TRISTAM5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 12 Sep 1827 in South Carolina, and died 12 Dec 1864.

More About PHILLIP B. MCLAURIN:
Burial: Red Bluff Cemetery, Clio, Marlboro County, South Carolina
Military service: Confederate soldier

Children of PHILLIP B. MCLAURIN are:
107. i. JOHN LOWNDES8 MCLAURIN, b. 09 May 1860, Red Bluff Township,Marlboro County, South Carolina; d. 29 Jul 1934, Bennettsville, Marlboro County, South Carolina.
ii. THOMAS W MCLAURIN, b. 01 Feb 1862; d. 08 Sep 1873, Marlboro County, South Carolina.

More About THOMAS W MCLAURIN:
Burial: Red Bluff Cemetery, Clio, Marlboro County, South Carolina

96. LAUCHLIN BETHEA7 MCLAURIN (ELIZABETH L6 BETHEA, TRISTAM5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 10 Nov 1828 in Marlboro County, South Carolina, and died 12 Jul 1890 in Union Church, Jefferson County, Mississippi. He married CATHERINE GILCHRIST 02 Jan 1856 in Jefferson County, MIssissippi. She was born 01 Mar 1832 in Jefferson County, Mississippi, and died 17 May 1900 in Union Church, Jefferson County, Mississippi.

Notes for LAUCHLIN BETHEA MCLAURIN:
Name on tombstone transcription is Laughlin

More About LAUCHLIN BETHEA MCLAURIN:
Burial: Red Bluff Cemetery, Clio, Marlboro County, South Carolina
Military service: Confederate soldier

Children of LAUCHLIN MCLAURIN and CATHERINE GILCHRIST are:
i. ANNIE8 MCLAURIN, b. 03 Jan 1859; d. 24 Dec 1938.
ii. JOHN L. MCLAURIN, b. 31 Dec 1861; d. 07 Jul 1945.
iii. ELIZABETH MCLAURIN, b. 22 Apr 1870, Jefferson County, Mississippi; d. 23 Mar 1938, Jefferson County, Mississippi; m. GEORGE S TORREY; b. 05 Aug 1862, Jefferson County, Mississippi; d. 25 Feb 1930, Jefferson County, Mississippi.

97. JOHN B.7 MCLAURIN (ELIZABETH L6 BETHEA, TRISTAM5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 05 Sep 183415, and died 14 Jan 1892 in Marlboro County, South Carolina. He married (1) EMILY GILCHRIST15. She was born 25 May 1837 in Mississippi, and died 23 Feb 1894 in Marlboro County, South Carolina. He married (2) SALLIE GILCREST, daughter of JOHN GILCREST. She was born 21 Apr 1844 in Mississippi, and died 25 Dec 1863.

Notes for JOHN B. MCLAURIN:
In the 1870 census, J.B. McLaurin lives next to Joseph R. Smith and his children.

More About JOHN B. MCLAURIN:
Burial: Red Bluff Cemetery, Clio, Marlboro County, South Carolina
Military service: Confederate soldier
Residence: 1880, Red Bluff, Marlboro, South Carolina16

Notes for EMILY GILCHRIST:
In the 1880 census, she states that her parents were born in North Carolina and she was born in Mississippi.

In the 1870 census she states that she was born in South Carolina.

More About EMILY GILCHRIST:
Burial: Red Bluff Cemetery, Clio, Marlboro County, South Carolina

More About SALLIE GILCREST:
Burial: Red Bluff Cemetery, Clio, Marlboro County, South Carolina

Child of JOHN MCLAURIN and EMILY GILCHRIST is:
i. SUE8 MCLAURIN, b. 1858, South Carolina.

Generation No. 8

98. DAUGHTER8 SMITH (SAMUEL O.7, SOPHIA6 BETHEA, LEVI5, WILLIAM4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) She married C. C. GAILLARD.

More About DAUGHTER SMITH:
Residence: Dillon County, South Carolina

Children of DAUGHTER SMITH and C. GAILLARD are:
i. MAGGIE9 GAILLARD.
ii. LUTHER GAILLARD.
iii. THIRD GAILLARD.

99. MARCUS CARLISLE8 BETHEA (MARCUS CARLISLE7, EDWARD CAMPBELL6, GEORGE JAMES5, WILLIAM4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 15 Feb 1937.

Children of MARCUS CARLISLE BETHEA are:
108. i. MARCUS CARLILSE9 BETHEA.
ii. BETH BETHEA.

100. WILILAM THADDEUS8 BETHEA (WILLIAM THADDEUS7, DAVID N.6, SAMUEL JOSEPH5, JAMES4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) He married ORIANA BERRY.

Child of WILILAM BETHEA and ORIANA BERRY is:
i. JAMES BERRY9 BETHEA, b. 07 Nov 1925; d. 20 Jun 1926.

More About JAMES BERRY BETHEA:
Burial: Dothan United Methodist Church cemetery, Dillon County, South Carolina

101. REVEREND RAYMOND OTIS8 COLSTON (MARIAN BETHEA7 WATSON, ADDIE WINCIE6 BETHEA, JOHN ROBERT5, JAMES4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 10 Feb 1931 in South Mills, North Carolina. He married MARY DOLORES SMITH 25 Dec 1951 in Clifton Forge, Virginia, daughter of THURMAN SMITH and LILLIAN JAVINS. She was born 24 Oct 1932 in Clifton Forge, Virginia.

More About REVEREND RAYMOND OTIS COLSTON:
Graduation: 1949, Campbell College

Children of RAYMOND COLSTON and MARY SMITH are:
109. i. RAYMOND OTIS9 COLSTON, b. 09 Feb 1953, Takoma Park, Maryland.
110. ii. ROBERT LEE COLSTON, b. 26 Jul 1954, Takoma Park, Maryland.
111. iii. DEBRA JEAN COLSTON, b. 10 Jun 1965, Rock Hill, South Carolina.

102. PHILIP EUGENE8 WILLIAMS (NANNIE WANNAMAKER7 BETHEA, PHILIP WALTER6, ELISHA COCHRANE5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 06 Oct 1898 in South Carolina, and died 19 May 1972 in Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida. He married MYRTLE CARNELIA SMITH, daughter of JOSEPH SMITH and HENRIETTA MCRAE. She was born 06 Jun 1900 in Latta, South Carolina, and died Nov 1966 in Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida.

Notes for PHILIP EUGENE WILLIAMS:
In the 1920 census, he is living at home with his parents, and he is listed as divorced.

SSN: 264-32-7319, issued in Florida before 1951

More About PHILIP EUGENE WILLIAMS:
Cause of Death: Lung cancer and emphysema
Occupation: 1920, Automobile mechanic
Residence: 1920, With his parents in Dillon County, South Carolina

More About MYRTLE CARNELIA SMITH:
Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer with metatases to kidneys and generally throughout her body

Children of PHILIP WILLIAMS and MYRTLE SMITH are:
112. i. JOHN FRANKLIN9 WILLIAMS, b. 01 Aug 1928, Fayetteville, North Carolina.
ii. BARBARA JEAN WILLIAMS, b. 14 Jul 1926, Fayetteville, North Carolina.
iii. MYRTLE MCRAE WILLIAMS, b. Lynn Haven, Florida; d. Unknown.

More About MYRTLE MCRAE WILLIAMS:
Cause of Death: Diphtheria at 9 months of age

iv. PHILLIP EUGENE WILLIAMS, b. 25 Jan 1930, Fayetteville, North Carolina.

103. ASBURY B.8 WILLIAMS (NANNIE WANNAMAKER7 BETHEA, PHILIP WALTER6, ELISHA COCHRANE5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1904 in South Carolina.

More About ASBURY B. WILLIAMS:
Burial: Fayetteville Community Cemetery, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Child of ASBURY B. WILLIAMS is:
i. WILLIAM B.9 WILLIAMS.

104. EDITH E.8 WILLIAMS (NANNIE WANNAMAKER7 BETHEA, PHILIP WALTER6, ELISHA COCHRANE5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1906 in South Carolina, and died 1977 in Williamsburg, New York. She married CHARLES T. COPELLA. He was born 1903, and died 1979.

Children of EDITH WILLIAMS and CHARLES COPELLA are:
i. HELEN9 COPELLA, b. 1931; d. 1958.

Notes for HELEN COPELLA:
Did not marry and had no children.

113. ii. NANCY COPELLA, b. 1933.
iii. PATRICIA ANN COPELLA, b. 1934; m. WILLIAM BOULDEN, 1956.
iv. CHARLES COPELLA, b. 1936; d. 1980; m. JOAN MURPHY.

105. CHARLES8 BETHEA (WILLIAM ELLIS7, ELISHA COCHRANE6, ELISHA COCHRANE5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) He married MARY BELLE MANNING, daughter of HOLLAND MANNING and CLARA BETHEA.

More About CHARLES BETHEA:
Occupation: Banker
Residence: 1916, Wilmington, North Carolina

Child is listed above under (91) Mary Belle Manning.

106. MARY BLANCHE8 STACKHOUSE (AMANDA JOSEPHINE7 BETHEA, EVANDER RICHARDSON6, CADE5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 21 Aug 1879, and died 26 Dec 1964. She married EVERETT CARLISLE MAJOR 01 Aug 1905. He was born 17 Mar 1880 in South Carolina, and died 26 Nov 1936 in Latta, Dillon County, South Carolina.

Child of MARY STACKHOUSE and EVERETT MAJOR is:
i. ROBERT CARLISLE9 MAJOR, b. 08 Sep 1908, Latta, Marion County, South Carolina; d. 13 May 1963, Augusta, Georgia; m. NORMA JEAN LUTGEN, 13 Dec 1933; b. 15 Jun 1907; d. 03 Mar 1989.

107. JOHN LOWNDES8 MCLAURIN (PHILLIP B.7, ELIZABETH L6 BETHEA, TRISTAM5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 09 May 1860 in Red Bluff Township,Marlboro County, South Carolina, and died 29 Jul 1934 in Bennettsville, Marlboro County, South Carolina. He married NORA DREEDEN.

Children of JOHN MCLAURIN and NORA DREEDEN are:
i. LENORA9 MCLAURIN.
ii. EMMA MCLAURIN.
iii. THOMAS MCLAURIN.
iv. JOHN B MCLAURIN.
v. BESSIE MCLAURIN.

Generation No. 9

108. MARCUS CARLILSE9 BETHEA (MARCUS CARLISLE8, MARCUS CARLISLE7, EDWARD CAMPBELL6, GEORGE JAMES5, WILLIAM4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1)

Children of MARCUS CARLILSE BETHEA are:
i. ANN10 BETHEA.
ii. KAYLA BETHEA.

109. RAYMOND OTIS9 COLSTON (RAYMOND OTIS8, MARIAN BETHEA7 WATSON, ADDIE WINCIE6 BETHEA, JOHN ROBERT5, JAMES4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 09 Feb 1953 in Takoma Park, Maryland. He married DEBRA KAY BARGER 20 Jul 1973 in Central Baptist Church in Norfolk, VA. She was born 01 Jul 1953 in Bland County, Virginia.

Children of RAYMOND COLSTON and DEBRA BARGER are:
i. CRYSTAL DEANNE10 COLSTON, b. 16 Aug 1978, Norfolk, Virginia.
ii. RYAN THOMAS COLSTON, b. 14 Mar 1981, Norfolk, Virginia.

110. ROBERT LEE9 COLSTON (RAYMOND OTIS8, MARIAN BETHEA7 WATSON, ADDIE WINCIE6 BETHEA, JOHN ROBERT5, JAMES4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 26 Jul 1954 in Takoma Park, Maryland. He married (1) VALERIE EUBANKS GOODMAN 15 May 1976. He married (2) CYNDI MARTIN 07 Mar 1981. She was born 07 Jan 1955.

Child of ROBERT COLSTON and CYNDI MARTIN is:
i. ELIZABETH ASHLEY10 COLSTON, b. 10 Mar 1991.

111. DEBRA JEAN9 COLSTON (RAYMOND OTIS8, MARIAN BETHEA7 WATSON, ADDIE WINCIE6 BETHEA, JOHN ROBERT5, JAMES4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 10 Jun 1965 in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She married MICHAEL PAUL MOOSE 25 Jun 1988 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was born 26 Nov 1962.

Children of DEBRA COLSTON and MICHAEL MOOSE are:
i. AMY NICOLE10 MOOSE, b. 22 Mar 1995, Durham, North Carolina.
ii. ALISSA MARIE MOOSE, b. 01 Apr 1999, Durham, North Carolina.

112. JOHN FRANKLIN9 WILLIAMS (PHILIP EUGENE8, NANNIE WANNAMAKER7 BETHEA, PHILIP WALTER6, ELISHA COCHRANE5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 01 Aug 1928 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He married LINDA SMITH.

Children of JOHN WILLIAMS and LINDA SMITH are:
i. LINDA RAE10 WILLIAMS, m. GORDON WAYNE DASHER.
ii. FREDERICK NICHOLSON WILLIAMS, m. SABRA ?.
iii. ALYCE FAYE WILLIAMS.
iv. TIMOTHY EARL WILLIAMS.
v. THOMAS EUGENE WILLIAMS, m. STEPHANIE GREY.

113. NANCY9 COPELLA (EDITH E.8 WILLIAMS, NANNIE WANNAMAKER7 BETHEA, PHILIP WALTER6, ELISHA COCHRANE5, PHILIP4, JOHN C.3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1933. She married DONALD MAISCH.

Children of NANCY COPELLA and DONALD MAISCH are:
i. DAVID10 MAISCH.
ii. DONNA MAISCH.

 

Endnotes

1. From Marriage Record.
2. Family Data Collection - Individual Records.
3. Contemporary history by Philip Yancey Bethea.
4. Philip Yancey Bethea.
5. 1880 United States Federal Census.
6. 1910 census.
7. Contemporary history by Philip Yancey Bethea.
8. OneWorldTreeSM.
9. 1850 United States Federal Census.
10. 1910 United States Federal Census.
11. 1880 United States Federal Census.
12. grave marker.
13. 1880 United States Federal Census.
14. 1920 United States Federal Census.
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16. 1880 United States Federal Census.