Rock Creek Biographies & Photos|
from Rock Creek Presbyterian Church
Christian Heritage 175 years, Menard Co. IL. 1997, The Book Committee.---This includes a reprint
of ROCK CREEK, A Retrospect of One Hundred Years, by Alice Keach Bone,
written ca 1922.
ROBERT SMITH BONE
Robert S. Bone, oldest son of Elihu Bone, was born in Tennessee in 1816, and came with his parents to Illinois in 1824. The trip was made in a covered wagon, and he walked much of the way and drove the cows.
He married Nancy McCoy, of Sangamon County, daughter of David and Mary McCoy.
Robert Bone was a ruling elder from 1856 until his death in 1888. He was a man of staid character and his counsel and advice were sought and followed by men in both church and community circles.
He was much interested in education and gave liberally of his means for the schooling of his children.
His wife was an energetic, progressive woman, very strict in her attendance at church, and never absent except on account of sickness. The members of her family were taught to reverence the House of God and its services.
Of their five children who lived to a mature age, one son, David, was elected to the office of ruling elder at Petersburg, Ill., and another, Frank, to the same office at Ft. Scott Kans.; the youngest son, Robert Edgar Bone, has been a ruling elder in the rock Creek Church thirty years. Another son, Finis E. Bone, served the home church faithfully as deacon many years. The daughter, Mary Ellen, is mentioned elsewhere.
Robert Smith Bone       Nancy McCoy Bone
Submitted by Marjorie Grebner Welsch