Dorcas Powell

about 1794–
Bethpage, Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States

The Life of Dorcas

When Dorcas Powell was born about 1794, in Bethpage, Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States, her father, James Powell, was 44 and her mother, Unknown, was 39. She married John 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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Family Time Line

John Bedell
1794–1880
Dorcas Powell
1794–
Marriage: 22 June 1814
James Bedell
1815–
Jeremiah Bedell
1817–1887
Henry C. Bedell
1818–
John G. Bedell
1820–
Sarah Bedell
1821–
Merium Bedell
1823–
James Bedel
1825–
George C Bedell
1825–1914
Catharine Bedell
1827–
Henry C Bedell
1831–1924
Deborah Jane Bedell
1831–1883
Hannah H Bedell
1833–

Spouse and Children

    John Bedell

    Male1794–1880Male

    Female1794–Female

MARRIAGE
22 June 1814
New York, United States
children

(12)

    James Bedell

    Male1815–Male

    Jeremiah Bedell

    Male1817–1887Male

    Henry C. Bedell

    Male1818–Male

    John G. Bedell

    Male1820–Male

    Sarah Bedell

    Female1821–Female

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 0

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
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.
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

1 English (of Welsh origin): Anglicized form of Welsh ap Hywel ‘son of Hywel’, a personal name meaning ‘eminent’ ( see Howell ).2 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 St. Paul ’ ( see Guilfoyle ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorcas Bedel in household of John Bedel, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Dosea Bedell in household of John Bedell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Dorcas Bedell in household of John Bedell, "New York State Census, 1865"

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