Excerpts from Early Hist of Zanesville by EH Church, Vol I, p 12:
illiam McCulloch helped Ebenezer Zane cut Zane's Trace in 1797. A
provision in the act that granted the three tracts of land to
Ebenezer Zane for building the road was that a ferry would be
maintained where it crossed the Muskingum River, and this
franchise was given to William McCulloch and Henry Crooks for five
years. McCulloch built a cabin to live in at the foot of Main
Street on the south side. Later he built a double cabin near Perry
Smith's warehouse, opposite the upper ferry, by the Helmick house
in West Zanesville. McCulloch's wife Nancy Zane was the daughter
of Isaac and was half indian. Their son Isaac Zane McCulloch was
the first white child born on the banks of the Muskingum and
Licking Rivers. Ibid, p. 160 states that when the ferry lease
expired in 1802, William McCulloch and his family moved to
Zanesfield to Isaac Zane's tract of land on the Mad River. Page
180 relates he built a home 16 miles north of Urbana and now 4
miles southeast of Bellfountaine, Logan County, where he engaged
in farming and stock raising, and also built and operated the
first grist and saw mill.
When the War of 1812 broke out he couldn't remain home and
recruited and equipped a company of soldiers- a battalion of
mounted riflemen - at his own expense. He was commissioned a
captain. Soon after June 1, 1812 his unit joined with General Hull
in his march from Dayton to Detroit about 18 miles north of
Urbana. An inspirational leader, he kept his men together though
months of severe hardships. After crossing the Detroit River, on
the night of August 4 they camped on the river Aux Ecoras, and
marched southward the next morning. Leading his troops through a
dark and dense fog he was shot from his mount by a dozen or more
Indians in ambush who killed and scalped him before he could be
saved by his following troops. (See more info in Pictorial Field
Book of the War of 1812 by Loosing). This was followed by the
disasterous Battle of Bromstown and "Van Horn's defeat".
Major McCulloch was posthumously made captain. His wife survived
him by 40 years and never remarried. The first cabin he built in
Zanesville was torn down in 1815, to make room for a canal around
the falls. See additional detail under Noah Zane McCulloch. He is
related to General Samuel McCulloch of McCulloch's leap fame; and
General Ben McCulloch, killed at Battle of Pea Ridge. Among his
descendents are Judge N. Z. McCulloch of Bellfountain, Judge Robert
McCulloch of Toledo, and W. M. McCulloch, Esq., of Columbus.
Notes from the Draper Manuscript Collection:
According to "Draper Manuscript Collection," Entry 82:
Capt Wm McColloch was killed, or waylaid, by Indians at Battle
of Brownstown, Michigan.
Entry 263: "Capt Wm McColloch was a Springfield Council. In
1815, Judge McColloch went with____ of Lewistown_____ ___ ____
to attend the Treaty of 1815. White Wing, the Wyandotte, was
Entry 266: Cap Wm McColloch said it was Major Sam'l McColloch
who made the great jump at Wheeling Hill. He knew him well and
scouted with him."
Entry 267: "In 1817 Judge McColloch was at the
Mississenaway River in Indiana. Met an Indian Guide who had been
wounded terribly in the War of 1812. (Told of his recuperation.)
Entry 272: " Wm. McColloch was killed at Browntown
Entry 276, interview with Reverend George McColloch: "Wm.
McColloch was killed at Brownstown in Aug 1812 - Supposedly by
Darby (sic), an Indian who had, before the War, lived much in his
family as a hunter."
Entry 291: " Obituary of Capt. Wm. Ward Jr. who died in the
fall of 1841 in Campaigne Co., Ohio in his 57th year. Recollects
that the deceased, one of a company that with his father,
General Kenton, General Whiteman, Major Joseph C. Vause, Colonel
McPherson, Isaac Zane, Judge McColloch, Capt. Wm. McColloch and
____McRae, visited the Prophet's Camp near L_____ in the year
1806, where a very large assembly of Indians was concerned under
Judge McColloch on White River, Indians met Capt Geo Killbrick.
(Note; Killbrick was an educated Indian who had become a drunk,
and was threatening Judge McColloch; asked McC who his father
was.) "What is your name?" McColloch answered.
"Who's son?" William McColloch's. Killbrick said,
"Why, I know your father, brave man."
Y Bridge book p. 39 says he is nephew of Ebenezer Zane's wife.
McColloch in tree . . .