William Bethea was the son of "Virginia" John Bethea2 and settled on Sweat Swamp and owned 1500 acres. He had a brother, "Buckswamp" John Bethea, and at least 2 sisters, Anna Bethea (Rogers)3 and Mary Bethea (Rogers). William Bethea married Sara Goodman and had four sons and two daughters.,
"Devil" John Bethea, b.1752 married Mary Henagan
Goodman Bethea , b. 10-1759 S.C. m- Mary Council
Jesse Bethea, b. 8-27-1763 m. Celia Harrelson
Martha Bethea b. ca 1765 & d. aft. 1807, she mar. Othneil Trawick.
Charity Bethea b. 12-2-1772, d. after 12-14-1839 in Columbus Co.,Miss., m(1) Henry H Hybert (Hubert).
U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 about William Bethea
Name: William Bethea
SAR Membership: 90010
Birth Date: 1726
Birth Place: Chowan, North Carolina
Death Date: 25 Jan 1785
Death Place: Dillon, South Carolina
Spouse: Sarah Goodman
Children: John Bethea
Military Service: BETHEA, WILLIAM Ancestor #: A009740 Notice: Service: SOUTH CAROLINA Rank: PATRIOTIC SERVICE Birth: 11- -1725 NANSEMOND CO VIRGINIA Deat.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with William by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with William: