Dorcas Powell

about 1794–
Bedelltown, Oyster Bay Town, Queens, New York Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Dorcas

Dorcas Powell was born about 1794, in Bedelltown, Oyster Bay Town, Queens, New York Colony, British Colonial America as the daughter of James Powell. 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
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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 June 1814New York, United States
  • Children


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    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

    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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    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

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