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.

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Lewis McKay was born in 1798. He was in the War of 1812, and served as a private in Captain Daniel Strickler's Company of Infantry, 6th (Coleman's) Regiment, Virginia Militia.

He came here about 1860 and bought the farm of James Black, where he resided until he died in 1884. His youngest son, Isaac McKay, was in the Civil War. His youngest daughter, Sophia, married Abram G. Golden, who was a captain in the Civil War.

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Golden were Louis, Edward, Kate and Frank.

After the death of Mrs. McKay, Mr. and Mrs. Golden acquired the McKay farm and lived there until 1881 when they removed to Petersburg. A grandson, Louis A. Golden, resides on the place, now known as the Golden farm.

Lewis M. McKay

Submitted by Marjorie Grebner Welsch

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