Dorcas Powell

Femaleabout 1794–

Brief Life History of Dorcas

Dorcas Powell was born about 1794, in Bethpage, Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, United States as the daughter of James Powell. She married John G. Bedell on 22 June 1814, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in New York, United States in 1870 and Vienna, Vienna, Oneida, New York, United States in 1875.

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John G. Bedell
Dorcas Powell
Marriage: 22 June 1814
James Bedell
Jeremiah Bedell
Henry C. Bedell
John G. Bedell
Sarah Bedell
Merium Bedell
James Bedel
George C Bedell
Catharine Bedell
Henry C Bedell
Deborah Jane Bedell
Hannah H Bedell

Sources (6)

  • Dorcas Bedel in household of John Bedel, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Dosea Bedell in household of John Bedell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Long Island Genealogies

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 June 1814New York, United States
  • Children (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

    Age 3

    Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.


    Age 4

    Historical Boundaries 1798: Oneida, New York, United States

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 31

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Hywel ‘son of Hywel’, a personal name meaning ‘eminent’ (see Howell ).

    Irish: mainly of Welsh origin as in 1 above, but sometimes a surname adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Mac Giolla Phóil ‘son of the servant of Saint Paul’ (see Guilfoyle ).

    English: variant of Paul or Poole .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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