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Manuscript Group 405
MCQUAIDE FAMILY PAPERS
1813-1864, undated
.5 cubic feet


Thomas McQuaide, Sr., (d. 1864) of Salem Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 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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