Below is a list of note worthy people buried in the Rock Creek Cemetery.

  • Charity Williams - died September 18, 1834 - Old Graveyard.  First person buried in Rock Creek Cemetery.  She was the mother-in-law of Rev. John M. Berry and the grandmohter of William Berry (Abraham Lincoln's store partner at New Salem).

  • William Franklin Berry - born January 8, 1911 / died August 10, 1835 - Old Graveyard.  He was the son of Rev. John M. Berry and Lincoln's store partner at New Salem.  He attended Illinios College in Jacksonville (organized in 1829).  He served as a Corporal in Abraham Lincoln's Company in the Black Hawk Indian War.

  • Rev. John McCutchen Berry - born March 22, 1788 / died February 24, 1857 - Lot 4A.  He came to the Rock Creek area in 1822 and organized the church on November 22, 1822.  he was a veteran of the War of 1812 and fought in the Battle of New Orleans where he witnessed the lowering of the British Flag.

  • Aaron Houghton - born April 15, 1761 / died October 8, 1835 - Lot 17.  He was a Revolutionary War veteran who fought a the Battle of Long Island.  He and his wife came form Hopewell, New Jersey via Mason County, Kentucky to the Rock Creek area.

  • Elijah Houghton - born 1782 / died 1852 - Lot 53.  He moved to the Rock Creek area from Mason County, Kentucky in 1824.  During the War of 1812, he served as a 1st Sergeant in Captain Aaron Stratton's Co., Ky.  Mounted Volunteer Militia, commanded by Col. John Poage.

  • Tarleton Lloyd - born May 9, 1784 / died November14, 1881 - Lot 8.  He fought in the War of 1812 and fought in the Battle of New Orleans where he witnessed the lowering of the British Flag.  At the age of 28 he served under Captain West in the Tennessee 4th Regiment.  He was a blacksmith and had 16 children.

  • Lewis McKay - born 1798 / died 1884 - Lot 12.  He fought in the War of 1812 and was a private in Captain Daniel Strickler's Company, 6th Infantry, Coleman's Regiment in the Virginia Militia.  he served from August to December 1814.

  • Elihu Bone - born 1795 / died 1857 - Lot 53.  At the age of 17, he served under General Jackson in the War of 1812.  he was a wheelwright, made spinning wheels, weaving looms and built a cotton gin.  He was a Justince of the Peacea and served on Menard County's first Grand Jury.  He was a member fo the Illinois Legislature from 1842 to 1844.  He was elected to the office of Ruling Elder in 1824 and served in the at office until his death.

  • Spanish Oak Chinkapin Tree that measured 7 inches in 1837 survey of the cememtery.

  • Aaron Runyan Houghton - born December 7, 1825 / died March 10, 1895 - Lot 31.  He was a private in Co. F, 4th Illinois Infantry and served during the Civil War.

  • John A. Hitchcock - born 1845 / died1910 - Lot 48.  He was a private in Company E, 14th Illinois Infantry and served during the Civi War.

  • John Small - born May 16, 1812 / died June 25, 1894 - Lot 28.  He was born in Ireland and came to America in 1836 and later to Rock Creek in 1851.  He was a weaver.  He was a private in the Army and served in Company F, Infantry Regiment Illinois during the Civil War.  During the war, he was promoted to Full Corporal.

  • Aaron R. King - died January 15, 1878 - Lot 59.  Aaron was a private in the Army, Company D, 28th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War.
  • Finis Ewing Stephenson - born September 29, 1818 / died after 1871.  Finis was born in Kentucky.  He was a sergeant in Comapny K., 33rd Illinois Infantry.  He was the brother of Benjamin Franklin Stephenson, founder of the Grand Army of the Republic.

  • John Ebersolt - born 1842 / died January 27, 1930 - Lot 16.  John came to this country from Alsace Loraine at age 15.  At the beginning of the Civil War, althogh not yet a citizen, he volunteered for service.  He served as a private in Company G, 38th Infantry.  He was severely wounded in the Battle of Stone River.

  • Jacob Smith - born May 4, 1836 / died March 4, 1915 - Lot 40.  Jacob served in the Army during the Civil War as a member of Company F, 51st Infantry Regiment.

  • Frank Holman - born 1820 / died June 10, 1896 - Lot 57.  Frank was a private in the Army when he served in the Civil War as a member of Company f, 114th Illinois Infantry.

  • Henry H. Irwin - bron May 8, 1840 / died May 14, 1911 - Lot 45.  Henry was a veteran of the Civil War.  He  served in the Civil War as a member of Company f, 114th Illinois Infantry.

  • Henry C. Wilson - born January 16, 1837 / died July 25, 1934 - Lot 41.  Henry was a veteran of the Civil War.  He  served in the Civil War as a member of Company f, 114th Illinois Infantry.

  • Rev. George A. Wilson - born July 23, 1860 / died October 7, 1947 - Lot 103.  He was born in Wayne County Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois College.  He later attended Wesleyan College in Bloomington, IL.  He earned his Masters Degree from Lincoln College, Lincoln, IL.  He served at Rock Creek from 1916 until 1947.

  • Rev. Wiley Lin Hurie - born March 17, 1885 / died 1954 - Lot 57A.  He was born in the Rock Creek area and graduated from Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL, in June 1906 as valedictorian of his class.  He was ordained at Rock Creek Church in 1911.  He was president of the Univeristy of the Ozarks from 1923 until 1949.

  • Rev. John Edward Neff - born October 12, 1921 / died August 21, 199 - Lot 120.  He was born in Ohio and attended Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania.  He received his degree at Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey.  He served at Rock Creek from February 22, 1961 until August 21, 1991.

  • Rev. Gilbert Dodds - born June 1798 / died May 3, 1872 - Old Graveyard.  He was born in the Spartinburg district, South Carolina.  He was licensed to preach by the Anderson Presbytery in 1824.  There is a record of his ministry at Rock Creek in 1860.