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.
ELIJAH HOUGHTON & CATHARINE MERRILL HOUGHTON
Elijah Houghton and wife, Catherine Merrill Houghton, came from Mason County, Kentucky, in 1824, and located just south of Rock Creek Church. He was a soldier in the War of 1812. His father and mother, Aaron Houghton and wife, of Hopewell, New Jersey, came to Kentucky and afterward with their sons to Illinois. Aaron Houghton was a Revolutionary soldier, participating in the battle of Long Island. Elijah Houghton and wife were members of the Baptist organization a Clary's Grove, near Tallula, Ill.
Their children were Maria, Phoebe, Sarah, Jane, Susan, Mary, Alfred, John and Andrew M.
Submitted by Marjorie Grebner Welsch