Dr. Tilman Bethel

Male 1788 - 1865  (76 years)


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  • Name Tilman Bethel 
    Title Dr. 
    Born 5 Dec 1788  Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Physician  [3, 4
    Died 9 Mar 1865  Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Person ID I5013  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2014 

    Father Sampson Bethell,   b. 19 Jul 1750, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1806, Smith County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Mary Cantrell,   b. 4 Dec 1754, New Castle County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1773  Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 7
    Residence (Family) 1787-1788  Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Family ID F1837  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Root "Sally" Dougherty,   b. 24 Mar 1793, Commonwealth of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1869, Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 2 Sep 1813  (DeKalb County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence (Family) 1840  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence (Family) 1860  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Cantrell Bethel,   b. 4 Jan 1816, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1895, Dade County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. John Witt Bethel,   b. 11 Jan 1820, (Liberty, DeKalb County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1873, (DeKalb County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     3. Green W. Bethel,   b. 23 Dec 1821, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elizabeth A(nn) Bethel,   b. 17 Oct 1823, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1882, (DeKalb County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     5. Chester F. Bethel,   b. 18 Aug 1825, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Lafayette A. Bethel,   b. 29 Mar 1827, (DeKalb County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1827, (DeKalb County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Bluford J. Bethel,   b. 26 Dec 1830, (Liberty, DeKalb County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Madera M. Bethel,   b. 26 May 1833, (DeKalb County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Sarah Palmira "Palmira" Bethel,   b. 2 Feb 1836, (Liberty, DeKalb County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1906, (DeKalb County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F1917  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Dec 1788 - Spartanburg County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Sep 1813 - (DeKalb County, Tennessee) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 1840 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 1860 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Mar 1865 - Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 1840 DeKalb Census: 11111001-1111001
      1860 DeKalb Census lists his birth-state as NC...DAH

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    • TILMAN BETHELL, BORN 5 DEC 1788 He had fifteen children, at least two of whom died in infancy. Tilman spent his married life on a farm near Liberty, TN where he was a doctor and where he served as a clerk of Salem Baptist Church in Liberty, TN for thirty years. died: 9 Mar 1865 married; 2 Sep 1813 in Smith County, TN to Sarah Root Daugherty I have a picture of his tombstone from Salem Cemetery, in Liberty,DeKalb, TN. Died 9 Mar 1865 in Liberty, TN. 1812-1816 Bildad Baptist Church, Warren Co., (now DeKalb) lists Tilman asa member.

      Tilman Bethell was born Dec. 5, 1788 in Spartanburg, SC. His parents were Sampson Bethel and Mary Cantrell. He married Sarah Root "Sally" Dougherty, who was born Mar 24, 1793 in VA. She was the daughter of John Dougherty and Nancy Davidson. Sarah died Nov. 26, 1869. Tilman died March 9, 1865. Both Sarah and Tilman are buried in the Salem Cemetery in Liberty, DeKalb, TN.

      Tilman was Doctor and for thirty years served as clerk of the SalemBaptist Church at Liberty, TN.

      It is of interest to note the following supplied by S.F. Bether. "It is thought by those who did research that the wife of William Bethell of Northumberland county (1653-1655) in Virginia, was the daughter of Christopher Tilman, hence the frequent recurrence of Tilman as a Christian name among the Bethells in later years. After moving to Tennessee, Tilman became a physician. He served for many years as clerk of the Baptist Church at Liberty, Tenn., of which his brother, Cantrell was pastor for 28 years. Dr. Tilman Bethell had five sons whose names were Chester, Greene, Bluford, Lafayette, and John. The first three were name for his brothers. Chester was born in 1825 and served a a soldier of the Mexican War. The Civil War Records show that a John W. Bethell served in the Union Army from the state of Tennessee.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S6072] Tilman Bethel's Bible, published 1845, owned by Mrs. Nettie Judkins Murphy, (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S51643] http://www.tngenweb.org/dekalb/sbethell.htm.

    3. [S839] 1860 DeKalb Co.,TN Census, Transcribed & Indexed from a Microfilm Copy of the, p. 22 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S15061] Sampson Bethel (1750 - 1806), Ancestors, Descendants & Biography, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bethel-26, This person,.

    5. [S806] Thomas G. Webb | DeKalb County, TN Historian | 835 South College Street, Smithville, TN 37166 | Abstracted from his boo (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S102] "DeKalb County Cemeteries",by Thomas G. Webb,DeKalb County Historian,Audrey D., p. 254.

    7. [S5667] "The Early Bethells and Their Descendants", by Virginia Bethel Mohler Garde,, p. 133 (Reliability: 3).