Found this on website of "PA State Archives-Manuscript Group"for those who connect-ENJOY! Manuscript Group 405 MCQUAIDE FAMILY PAPERS 1813-1940 67 items 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.