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Re: African-American Bethea
Posted by: Vicke Bradford (ID *****6298) Date: October 03, 2005 at 20:12:03
In Reply to: African-American Bethea by Ellen Frayer-McNeill of 795

Hi Ellen,

I don't know how much this will help, and I didn't recognize any names on your list. However, I was married to Edward Bradford whose mother was Elizabeth Bradford (maiden name was Bethea). I didn't know much about my ex-husband's mother's side of the family, but I did meet his mother's mother, I think her name was Ann or Annie Bethea. That was during 1978/79, in Brooklyn New York. She appeared to be about age 60 or 65 at that time. She was light-skinned and had two very long pony tails which rested on and hung below her breast. I was told that she was part indian. My ex-husband was born in Marion, SC. I can recall stories of when the family lived in SC on someone's farm and they were share-croppers. I think he (my ex) said they moved to New York around the 1960's from SC.

I hope this helps. There probably aren't many African American Bethea's around.

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