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African American Genealogy and Spirituality in the U.S.

On the sunny side of the street (song my grandmother Ella Bethea used to sing)        

Grab your coat and get your hat
Leave your worries on the doorstep
Life can be so sweet
On the sunny side of the street

Can't you hear the pitter-pat
And that happy tune is your step
Life can be complete
On the sunny side of the street

I used to walk in the shade with my blues on parade
But I'm not afraid...this rover?s crossed over

If I never had a cent
I'd be rich as Rockefeller
Gold dust at my feet
On the sunny side of the street

(instrumental break)

I used to walk in the shade with them blues on parade
Now I'm not afraid... this rover has crossed over

Now if I never made one cent
I?ll still be rich as Rockefeller
There will be goldust at my feet
On the sunny
On the sunny, sunny side of the street

Amos Bethea 1870 Census Listing

1900 Amos Bethea Census Listing

1910 Amos Bethea Census Listing

The Dillon Herald, December 15, 1915

Sarah Bethea, colored, daughter of Mr Amos Bethea died Saturday night. She was about 25 years of age.

1920 Sandy Amos Bethea Census Listing

1930 Amos Bethea Census