The Presbyterian historical almanac and annual remembrancer of the church, Volume 6
written in 1864 by Joseph M. Wilson found on Google Books.
MCCARTNEY, WILLIAM D.—Was born in Columbia County, Pa., in 1806. Being blessed with pious parents he was trained ” in the way he should go.” He made a profession of religion in the sixteenth year of his age, and joined the church of Derry, Pa., then under the pastoral care of Rev. John B. Patterson. His duty as a Christian prompted him to look forward to the gospel ministry, and in 1828 he commenced his classical studies under the direction of Rev. George Scott, pastor of Mill Creek Church, Beaver County, Pa., by whom he was introduced into Washington College, Washington, Pa., where he was graduated in 1832. He studied Theology in the Western Seminary, Allegheny City, Pa., and was licensed by Washington Presbytery, in 1835, where he was ordained and installed as pastor of West Liberty Church, Pa. He subsequently labored in the Ridge Church, Madison, and Holmesville Church, Ohio, within the bounds of Steubenville and New Lisbon Presbyteries.
He married Miss Maria J. Stewart, daughter of Mr. Thomas Stewart, of Claysville, Pa. They had five children. Mrs. McCartney and four of their children died previous to his death. He had long been afflicted, occasioned by a decline of his total powers, and he died at his residence in Columbiana County, Ohio, July 27. 1863.
J. R. Dundass, i).i)., of Sandy, Ohio, writes as follows:—”He was a man of very superior intellectual powers, logical, clear, and discriminating in his theological views, an excellent scholar, devotedly pious, a faithful and successful minister of Christ. Notwithstanding his affliction of partial and sometimes almost total blindness, he was always cheerful and social, realizing that our light afflictions which are but for a moment worketh for us a fur more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”
William D. I believe to be the son of my 4th great grandparents Isaiah and Lettice Hudders McCartney and my 3rd great grandfathers, Samuel Craig McCartney, brother. I just wished they had stated who Williams “pious parents” where. I guess that is for another search and another day!