Southern Christian Advocate issue dated January 14, 1864, vol? #? page 2 col 4 from the Sandor Teszler Library of Wofford College:
Tribute of Respect
Whereas, it hath pleased the Great Head of the Church, to remove from us, our
beloved brother, Rev Goodman Bethea, who was born in Marion Dist., SC., July 2nd 1793
and died in Consecuh Co, Ala., September 22d, 1864.
Therefore: Resolved, by the Quarterly Conference of the Evergreen Circuit, that, in the death of Brother Bethea, the church has lost a zealous preacher, the poor a friend, and the country a great citizen. S F Petty, Secy.