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.
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 .
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