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Dorcas Powell

Female 1794 - 1875  (81 years)


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  • Name Dorcas Powell  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 28 Feb 1794  Dutchess Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 6
    Gender Female 
    Died 1 Oct 1875  [3, 7
    Buried Lakeside Cemetery, Bernhards Bay, Oswego County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I111  Bedell-122689
    Last Modified 4 Oct 2004 

    Family John G. Bedell,   b. 18 May 1794, Greene Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1880  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 22 Jun 1814  [3, 4
    Notes 
    • Ceylon H. Bedell, Bedell Family Notes gives date of marriage as 1 Jun 1814.

      Dietz, "Under the Care of Friends", p 9: marriage announcement May 1814.
    Children 
     1. James P. Bedell,   b. 5 Jun 1815,   d. 25 Aug 1891, Oneida, Madison Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Natural]
     2. Jeremiah J. Bedell,   b. 15 Feb 1817, Greene Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1887  (Age 70 years)  [Natural]
     3. Henry C. Bedell,   b. 31 Aug 1818, New Baltimore, Greene Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1896  (Age 77 years)  [Natural]
     4. John G. Bedell,   b. 6 May 1820,   d. 19 Feb 1858  (Age 37 years)  [Natural]
     5. Sarah Bedell,   b. 22 Dec 1821, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1899, Bellaire, Antrim Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [Natural]
     6. Mariam Bedell,   b. 26 Dec 1823, Coxsackie, Greene Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1907, North Bay, West Vienna, Oneida Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [Natural]
     7. George William Bedell,   b. 2 Aug 1825, Coeymans, Greene Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1914, Bellaire, Antrim Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [Natural]
     8. Catherine A. Bedell,   b. 10 May 1827,   d. 18 Feb 1899, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Natural]
     9. Deborah Jane Bedell,   b. 25 Jun 1831,   d. 13 Jan 1883  (Age 51 years)  [Natural]
     10. Hannah H. Bedell,   b. 31 Oct 1832, Greene Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
    Family ID F29  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Peters, Powells of the Hudson Valley sources and notes: 1) daughter of James and Sarah Powell; 2) mentioned in will of brother, James Powell, 1816, Greene County Surrogate; 3) Charles Powell Book named as daughter of James Powell, married John Bedell; 4) certificate of removal from Creek Monthly Meeting (with Sarah), accepted by Coeymans Quaker Monthly Meeting, 25 Oct 1812; 5) Horace Wilbur Palmer records, married John Bedell; 6) Norman Powell, Bedell Family Chart; 7) mentioned as daughter in will of James Powell, d 1811, Dutchess County Surrogate, Poughkeepsie; 8) Charles S. Powell, "Powells in America", p 117, Dorcas married John Bedell; 9) mentioned in letter of abt 1830 from Deborah Powell to Sarah Ann Dean in Willard Powell (Medway) records, Dorcas and I have been with Hannah Dean [probably of Vienna, Oneida County] for 3 weeks; 10) 1855 Census, t Vienna, Oneida County, Dorcas, age 61, b Dutchess County, 19 years in town; 11) 1865 Census, t Vienna, Dorcas, age 71; 12) 1870 Census, t Vienna, Dorcas, age 76; 13) listed in 1831 Quaker Records of New Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Dorcas Bedell, b 28 Feb 1794; 14) mentioned in removal certificate in Quaker Records of Coeymans Monthly Meeting, Dorcas Bedell from Coeymans to Bridgewater, 1 Jun 1836; 15) Quaker Removal Certificates from Coeymans, Huguenot Historical Society, New Paltz, children of John Bedell and their parents removed to north side of Oneida Lake in Lowville Monthly Meeting, 22 Aug 1828.

      Queensborough: Bedell Genealogy: states Dorcas was the daughter of James and Martha (Townsend) Powell. Buried next to her is Deborah Powell, d 7 Oct 1807, age 80y3m (b Jul 1727), possibly Dorcas' grandmother?

      Lakeside Press (newspaper), 17 Oct 1875: "Mrs. Dorcas Bedell, wife of John Bedell of West Vienna, died at her residence Friday morning, October first, after a long and severe illness at the advanced age of 82 years. Together with her husband and family of children, she fremoved from Greene County, NY in 1835 to this village, where they have since resided. She was well and favorably known as an earnest and faithful laborer in the service of the Master. By her death, the Church has lost a good and wise counselor, the husband and family a devoted wife and mother. The funeral was held at the house Sunday morning, October third; a large number of people were in attendance.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1856] Albright Bedell Genealogy, Allan Albright, (AAlbri4819@aol.com).

    2. [S1868] Long Island Genealogies, Bunker, Mary Powell Seaman, (Albany, NY: Joel Munsell's, Publishers, 1895. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976), p 176.

    3. [S1839] Bedell Family Notes, Ceylon H. Bedell, (Photostatic Copy, Connecticut State Library, 1926), pp 11, 49.

    4. [S1859] Powells of the Hudson Valley, Alicia A. and George H. Peters, (Source card file, Vedder Memorial Library, Greene County Historical Society, Coxsackie, NY).

    5. [S1869] Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Dutchess County, New York, Frank J. Doherty, (Pleasant Valley, NY: 1993), p 438.

    6. [S1860] New Baltimore Quaker Monthly Meeting Records.

    7. [S1867] Cemetery Observations, Joseph C. Rhea, (October 2000 onsite review by the author).


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