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William Bethea (1725 - 1785)

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William "Sweat Swamp" Bethea
Born in Nansemond County, Virginia, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Georgetown County, South Carolina, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Aug 2011
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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

Military Service: BETHEA, WILLIAM Ancestor #: A009740 Notice: Service: SOUTH CAROLINA Rank: PATRIOTIC SERVICE Birth: 11- -1725 NANSEMOND CO VIRGINIA Deat. 1776

File Format: jpg. USFlag_13Stars1776 Format: jpg. John Bethea.


  1. Entered by Chérie Woodlief, Aug 20, 2011
  2. William Bethea

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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

William is 18 degrees from Chet Atkins, 17 degrees from Edie Kohutek and 19 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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