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Manuscript Group 405
MCQUAIDE FAMILY PAPERS
Thomas McQuaide, Sr., (d. 1864) of Salem Township, Westmoreland County,
Pa. was a Captain in the Second Regiment, Second Brigade, Pennsylvania
Militia, 1812-[ca. 1819]; a Colonel and Brigade Inspector in the First
Brigade, 1821-[ca. 1826]; a State Representative, 1827-[ca. 1830]; and a
Member of the Board of Canal Commissioners, [ca. 1830-1840].
The collection contains correspondence and related records largely
pertaining to Thomas McQuaide, 1813-1864. These items include militia
records of the Second Brigade which saw action at Fort Meigs and Upper
Sandusky, Ohio, January-March 1813; letters to McQuaide as a state
representative from Westmoreland County, 1827-1830, and as a member of
the State Board of Canal Commissioners, 1830-1840, covering topics such
as the construction of state highways and canals, political infighting
and family matters.
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