Bethel Family Genealogy
Bethel Family Genealogy

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1. Richard Bethel - was born in 1582 in York County, England and died after 1640 in York County, England .

Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  James Bethel was born in 1608 in York, England and died on 10 Aug 1635 in Jamestown, Va . See #2. below.
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2. James Bethel - was born in 1608 in York, England and died on 10 Aug 1635 in Jamestown, Va . He was the son of Richard Bethel.
James married Dandridge in 1623 in England. Dandridge was born in 1602 in England.
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i.  William Bethel was born in 1624 in England and died after 1693 in Virginia . See #3. below.
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3. William Bethel - was born in 1624 in England and died after 1693 in Virginia . He was the son of James Bethel.
William married Miss Tilman about 1649 in Virginia. Miss was born in 1628 in Virginia. She died after 1670 .
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i.  John Bethel was born in 1655 in Mecklensburg County, Virginia and died on 27 Dec 1707 in Darby, Chester County, Pennsylvania . See #4. below.
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4. John Bethel - was born in 1655 in Mecklensburg County, Virginia and died on 27 Dec 1707 in Darby, Chester County, Pennsylvania . He was the son of William Bethel and Miss Tilman.
John married Frances about 1682 in Darby, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Frances was born about 1660 in Darby, Chester County, Pennsylvania. She died on 13 Jun 1699 in Darby, Chester County, Pennsylvania .
  Then John married Jane Parker on 1 Sep 1703 in Darby, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Jane was born about 1675 in Upper Bolten, Nottinghamshire, England.

John - occupation: Miller and Farmer - was a miller. The owner of a corn mill and a hulling mill in Darby, Pennsylvania (History of Delaware County, Ashmead, Ch. XLI, (Page 518))
Children with Frances (Quick Family Chart)
i.  William Bethel was born about 1676 and died on 19 Feb 1749/1750 in Virginia . See #5. below.
ii.  John Bethel was born about 1678.
iii.  Joseph Bethel
iv.  Sarah Bethel was born on 20 Aug 1683 in Ashford,Derbyshire,England and died on 7 Jul 1743 in Darby, Chester County, Pennsylvania .

Sarah - married Obadiah Bonsall in 1702.
v.  Mary Bethel was born about 1680.
Children with Jane Parker (Quick Family Chart)
vi.  Ann Bethel was born about 1705.
vii.  Samuel Bethel was born about 1705 and died in 1740 .
Samuel married Sarah Blumston.
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5. William Bethel - was born about 1676 and died on 19 Feb 1749/1750 in Virginia . He was the son of John Bethel.
William married Mary Frances.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Elizabeth Bethel was born about 1700.
ii.  Mary Bethel was born about 1700.
iii.  Sythe Bethel was born about 1700.
iv.  William Bethel was born about 1700.
v.  Edward Bethel was born about 1720 and died in 1758 in Stafford Co., Virginia . See #6. below.
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6. Edward Bethel - was born about 1720 and died in 1758 in Stafford Co., Virginia . He was the son of William Bethel and Mary Frances.
Edward married Mary. Mary was born about 1720.
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i.  Edward Bethel was born on 30 Apr 1754 in Stafford Co., Virginia and died about 1820 in Belmont Co., Ohio . See #7. below.
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7. Edward Bethel - was born on 30 Apr 1754 in Stafford Co., Virginia and died about 1820 in Belmont Co., Ohio . He was the son of Edward Bethel.
Edward married Viriginia.

Edward - elected township clerk Elected APR 1817 Flushing, Belmont, Ohio
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Henry Bethel was born on 24 Aug 1774 in Mecklensburg County, Virginia and died on 20 Mar 1846 in Flushing, Belmont, Co., Ohio and was buried in Methodist Cemetery . See #8. below.
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8. Henry Bethel - was born on 24 Aug 1774 in Mecklensburg County, Virginia and died on 20 Mar 1846 in Flushing, Belmont, Co., Ohio and was buried in Methodist Cemetery . He was the son of Edward Bethel.
Henry married Annie Hall on 12 Feb 1800 in Fauquier County, Virginia. Annie was born Jun 1778. She died Oct 1815 .

Henry -

From will dated 18-Feb., 1846:

 
Executors; Braudus Bethel, Edward Bethel & Norris Bethel.
 
Wife Catherine received household goods, house during her natural life and one cow which she may select. Son Noris, the farm on which Henry resided on condition that he take special care of beloved wife Catherine and to furnish her with all the necessaries and comforts of life and to keep the house in comfortable repair and keep her cow summer and winter and if her cow should die or become useless he is to furnish her with another.
 
If son Norris fails to take care of wife, it is my wish that on her making complaint to the court of common pleas, that said court shall by decree order said farm to be sold and the proceeds be placed in proper hands for the support of my beloved wife during her natural life. Norris was also to pay $500 to Henry's Daughter Mialma (Melissa?) Bethel on the death of Henry's wife Catherine.
 
The Farm on which son Edward now resides to be equally divided by running a line North and South. Edward getting the east half and son Braudas the west half and each to pay fifty dollars for the education and support of my grandson Norris Stagg. When Norris Staggs reaches the age of 21 they are to pay him the further sum of $100 each.
 
The will also mentions grandchildren Elizabeth Patrick & Lucy Bankett (whose parents have not been identified). After specific requests were satisfied, the remainder of the estate was to be divided equally among his living children. The grandchildren mentioned received sums ranging from $150. to $1 each. The 3 children of Barnet (George, Theophilus & Barnet) received $1 each. They were 16 to 23 years old at the time and their father had died 5 months before the youngest was born. Apparently Henry had little concern for these 3 and their mother or he may have previously provided for them.
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Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Benjamin H. Bethel was born about 1802 in Va. and died on 20 Nov 1856 in Noble Co., Indiana . See #9. below.
ii.  Edward Bethel was born on 6 Mar 1804.

Edward - came to Ohio 1815 and located on "the old Perkins Place." In 1840 he removed to Belmont Twp., Perry Co., Ohio until his death. He followed the occupation of a farmer all of his life. Three of his sons stayed nearby to farm. Addison was noted as being single at the time of the historical report printed for Belmont and Jefferson Co.s, Ohio approx. 1900's
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9. Benjamin H. Bethel - was born about 1802 in Va. and died on 20 Nov 1856 in Noble Co., Indiana . He was the son of Henry Bethel and Annie Hall.
Benjamin married Hannah Harper on 30 Nov 1821 in Belmont, Ohio. Hannah was born in 1801 in Va. or Pa..

Hannah - Lived in Noble Twp, Noble Co, Oh in 1860 (near Wolf Lake)

Benjamin - Listed as a farmer in 1850 Noble Co - York Twp. Census. Moved from Ohio to Indiana about 1842. Lived in Bristol Twp., Morgan Co., Ohio in 1840. He and Hannah had 10 children. (8 sons and 2 daughters) He was a Farmer in 1840.
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i.  Letitia Ann Bethel was born on 24 Jan 1831 in Ohio and died on 18 Mar 1913 in Ligonier, Indiana and was buried in Wolf Lake, Noble Co., Ind. .
ii.  Phileana Bethel was born about 1833 in Belmont County, Ohio.
iii.  Jasper Bethel was born about 1836 in Ohio.
iv.  Miriam Bethel was born about 1838 in Ohio.
v.  Benjamin F. Bethel was born on 27 Aug 1839 in Belmont County, Ohio and died on 13 Mar 1904 in Noble Co., Indiana and was buried in Wolf Lake Cmty., Noble Co., Ind. . See #11. below.
vi.  William E. Bethel was born about 1841 in Ohio.
vii.  Loren L. Bethel was born Dec 1843 in Ind. and was buried in Wolf Lake, Noble Co., Ind. .
Loren married Mary E. about 1872. Mary was born in 1838 in Penn. She died in 1910 and was buried in Wolf Lake, Noble Co., Ind. .

Loren - occupation: Farm Laborer - They had two children, but both died (before 1900)
viii.  Mary M. Bethel was born about 1845 in Ind..
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10. Letitia Ann Bethel - was born on 24 Jan 1831 in Ohio and died on 18 Mar 1913 in Ligonier, Indiana and was buried in Wolf Lake, Noble Co., Ind. . She was the daughter of Benjamin H. Bethel and Hannah Harper.
Letitia married George Washington Seelye on 28 Aug 1850 in Noble Co., Ind.. George was born on 23 Apr 1829 in Ohio. He died on 22 Mar 1865 in Goldsboro, NC. .

George - occupation: Capt. in Civil War - Died of a wound received at Bentonville during the Civil War. Listed as a merchant in Noble Co., Ind in 1850 and then a grocer in Wolf Lake, Ind. in 1860
  Then Letitia married William Richmond on 18 Mar 1866 in Noble Co., Ind.. William was born Nov 1826 in Ohio.. He died in 1916 and was buried in Wolf Lake, Noble Co., Ind. .

William - occupation: Farmer - William had three children by his first wife, Ellen J, Amelia J and John M. Settled in Noble Co., Ind in 1866 where he was a carpenter and joiner in Noble Township (1874)

Letitia - Leticia A. Richmond is shown as owning a Farm in the North West corner of Noble Township, Noble Co. Ind in the 1874 map book. In 1900 census, she reported that she had 9 children, 5 still living.

1880 Census Noble, Noble Co. Indiana
name relation age born in occupation father born mother born  
William Richmond self 53 OH Farmer PA PA  
Leticia Richmond wife 45 OH   VA PA  
John M. Richmond son 22 IN Farmer      
Ida M. Richmond dau 13 IN        
Alice N. Richmond dau 11 IN        
William F. Richmond son 9 IN        
Amelia J. Jones Step-Dau 24 IN   NY OH  
Grace Jones Step-G-Dau 2 IN   IN IN  
Children with George Washington Seelye
See Seelye family for children.
Children with William Richmond
i.  Nora Alice Richmond was born on 6 Apr 1868 in Whitley Co., Indiana and died on 4 Aug 1904 in Ligonier, Noble Co;, Indiana and was buried in Oak Park Cemetery, Ligioner, Indiana .

Nora - married James Henry Golder in 1890 - two children.
ii.  Ida M. Richmond was born about 1867 in Noble Co., Ind.
iii.  Alice N Richmond was born about 1868 in Noble Co., Ohio.
iv.  William F. Richmond was born in 1870 in Noble Co., Ind..

William - Married Lula HOSTETETTER in Noble Co., Ind. on Jun 1, 1890.
11. Benjamin F. Bethel - was born on 27 Aug 1839 in Belmont County, Ohio and died on 13 Mar 1904 in Noble Co., Indiana and was buried in Wolf Lake Cmty., Noble Co., Ind. . He was the son of Benjamin H. Bethel and Hannah Harper.
Benjamin married Anna Plank on 25 Nov 1865 in Noble Co., Ind..
  Then Benjamin married Caroline Noble on 21 Jun 1867 in Noble Co., Ind.. Caroline was born in 1837 in Penn.. She died in 1897 in Noble Co., Ind. .

Caroline - Settled in Noble County, Indiana in 1854. Had two children: Bell Strangeland (fem. - born ABT 1860) and Suza Strangeland (b: ABT 1857) by a previous marriage. Parents born in Penn.
  Then Benjamin married Rebecca Ressler on 5 Jan 1898 in Noble Co., Ind.. Rebecca was born Oct 1840 in Ohio.

Rebecca - occupation: Boarding House - Mother Born in Germany, father in Penn. - no children

Benjamin - Lived in Noble Twp, Ind. in 1870-1900 Census - Farmer There is a license to marry Anna Plank in 1865, but we are not sure they got married.
Children with Caroline Noble (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Edna Adell Bethel was born on 15 Mar 1867 in Noble Co., Ind and died on 25 Jan 1878 in Noble Co., Ind. and was buried in Wolf Lake Cmty. .
ii.  Ameda Bethel was born about 1873.
Sources:
1 THE EARLY BETHELLS AND THEIR DESCENDANTS 1635 - 1994 Jim Garde

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