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William Bethea (1726 - 1785)

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William "Sweat Swamp" Bethea
Born in Nansemond, VAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Father of
Died in Dillon, South Carolinamap
Bethea-18 created 20 Aug 2011 | Last modified
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William was born in 1705. William Bethea ... [1]

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.,

  1. "Devil" John Bethea, b.1752 married Mary Henagan
  2. Goodman Bethea , b. 10-1759 S.C. m- Mary Council
  3. Philip Bethea,
  4. Jesse Bethea, b. 8-27-1763 m. Celia Harrelson
  5. Martha Bethea b. ca 1765 & d. aft. 1807, she mar. Othneil Trawick.
  6. Charity Bethea b. 12-2-1772, d. after 12-14-1839 in Columbus Co.,Miss., m(1) Henry H Hybert (Hubert).[2]

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

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  1. Entered by Chérie Woodlief, Aug 20, 2011
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On 12 Aug 2017 at 16:29 GMT Paula Cullen wrote:

Bethea-81 and Bethea-18 appear to represent the same person because: Same wife and death date

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