William McCartney and his wife, the former Eliza Cooper, are both buried in the Castalia Cemetery in Margaretta Township, Erie County, Ohio. The January 21, 1921 issue of the Firelands Pioneer stated that the William McCartney was born in Kentucky in 1792. He served as a Scout in the War of 1812, under General William Henry Harrison, and he fought at Fort Stephenson in 1813. An article in the Sandusky Weekly Register of March 13, 1878, reported that William McCartney first settled in Sandusky, Ohio, and then moved to the Venice, Ohio area about 1812 or 1813. He became a prominent citizen, was a large land owner, a banker, and a justice of the peace. Mrs. Eliza McCartney, a native of New Jersey, died on February 20, 1871. Mr. William McCartney died on February 19, 1878, after a wagon accident.
Read more about William McCartney, and many other pioneer settlers of Erie and Huron Counties in the Firelands Pioneer. This multi-volume periodical is available in many libraries in Northern Ohio.