Daniel McQueen (1819-1894) and Catherine Collard (Olding) (1822-1916) were married in New Glasgow, N.S. in 1849. They raised eight children in Sutherlands River, Pictou Co., where Daniel was a carpenter and farmer. With the exception of the eldest, all the McQueen daughters were schoolteachers. The eldest child, Jane (1850-1934), was diagnosed with mental illness and for many years was a patient at Mount Hope, Dartmouth, N.S. Mary Isabel (commonly known as "Bell", 1851-1928) married Freeman W. Wisdom in 1880 and lived in Saint John, N.B. Elizabeth Davidson ("Eliza") (1854-1912) married Norman Cunningham, MD, and lived in Dartmouth. Susan Dove (1856-1941) married Edwin Crowell, DD, and lived in Barrington, N.S. George William (1858-1899) moved to New York, N.Y. Margaret Jane ("Jessie") (1860-1934) moved to Nicola Valley, Rossland, B.C., in 1888 to teach school. Daniel Forrester (1863-1864) died in infancy. Annie Lowden (1865-1941) also moved to Nicola Valley, Rossland, in 1887, where she married James Gordon in 1889. Daniel McQueen's younger brother, Duncan McQueen (1828-1884), moved from Pictou Co. to Boston in 1850, and later to Indiana where he became a ship's carpenter.