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Nicholas McGuire
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Birth: unknown
Frederick County
Maryland, USA
Death: 1813
Pennsylvania, USA

Beloved husband of Ann Dorcas. Aged 60 years.

Son of Michael McGuire and Patience Wells. Nicholas and his brother Peter were born in Pipe Creek farm in Frederick Co. near Taneytown, Maryland.

Nicholas was a veteran of the Revolutionary War.

Resting Place of Revolutionary Soldier Attracts Attention at Old Burial Ground. In a little old cemetery near Kladder's station on the Morrison's Cove branch of the Pennsy there lies buried one Nicholas McGuire who died in 1813 aged 60 years. He was a veteran of the Revolutionary war and his resting place is an humble one for an ancient tumble-down fence surrounds the place which is far from attractive. Several years ago, H. E. Canney, of 315 Park Place, a member of Camp 12, Sons of Veterans, discovered the ancient grave while searching for graves of departed heroes who fought for the nation. A large slab marks the MoGuire tomb, and bears the following inscription: "Here lies at rest a soldier of the Revolutionary war by the name of Nicholas McGuire, who died esteemed by all who knew, him." Next to the grave of the veteran is located his wife, Ann Dorcas, who died February 25, 1843, aged 82. A slab containing her name is broken in two sections. A smaller slate slab marks the veteran's grave also and contains this inscription: "With A, 1813, N. McG." Several other old tombtones are located in the little cemetery. One states that "Here lies John Shirley, was born November 17, 1728, and died August 26, 1821." - Another reads, "Here lies the body of Charity Shirley, was born September 1723, died March 20, 1817. Each year one of the patriotic orders in the county places a United States flag over the remains of the soldier who died when there were but thirteen colonies. The place might easily be made more inviting, as there is a large clump of shady trees near the spot. Publication: Altoona Tribune, Altoona, Pennsylvania, Saturday, May 30, 1914, Page 16.

NOTE: Per Taphophile Duo (#47438338) SAC of 5/19/12: Please link his father's memorial: Find A Grave Memorial# 19885416
 
 
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 Parents:
  Michael McGuire (____ - 1793)
 
 Spouse:
  Ann Dorcas Shirley McGuire (1765 - 1843)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nicholas McGuire (____ - 1813)
  Luke McGuire (1768 - 1831)*
  Richard McGuire (1771 - 1855)*
  Richard McGuire (1771 - 1855)*
  Apollonia McGuire Magehan (1779 - 1861)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Here lies at rest a soldier of the Revolutionary war, a soldier by the name of Nicholas McGuire, who died esteemed by all who knew him.
 
Burial:
Kladder Cemetery
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Debbie
Record added: Dec 14, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12679327
 


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