Old Mill Creek Cemetery


Mill Creek United Presbyterian Church of Hookstown can trace its ministry back to 1784 when Mill Creek Presbyterian Church, the first Presbyterian church in Beaver County, was established.

Because our church is so historic, it has the oldest Presbyterian cemetery in the county, Old Mill Creek Cemetery that currently contains the highest number of Revolutionary War veterans of all cemeteries in Beaver County.

In addition to the tombstones of Revolutionary veterans, there are many other tombstones that carry with them a very rich history for the tri-state region.

Thankfully, all of these tombstones have now been photographed and cataloged!  The church was blessed to have a young man work on cleaning up the cemetery and cataloging the tombstones for his Eagle Scout project.


What does this mean? If you are a genealogist or interested in local history, we now have two very large and well organized binders in the church library that provides a map of the cemetery and lists of the names who is buried where (when legible).

Come to the church and feel free to make use of this great gift we have received.


For more information on the church’s history in relationship to Beaver County visit the Beaver County History website.

In addition, the pictures in this post were taken by “Keck” at findagrave.com where more information and pictures are available.

5 responses to “Cemetery

  1. Hi –

    I’m looking for information about Margaret (Moody) Kelly who is said to be buried in Old Mill Creek Cemetery. She was the grandmother of Ulysses S. Grant. I’m not sure when she died and I have been unable to find her listed on Find a Grave. Her husband, John Kelly, may also be buried in the cemetery.

    Would it be possible to check for these Kellys and others buried therein?

    Many thanks,
    Julie (Kelly) O’Brien

  2. Hi Julie–please send an e-mail to the church with this request so we can try to help you and communicate in a less public manner. Thanks and God bless you.

  3. Hi, I am looking for information on any Harsha / Harshe / Harshee that were members of the Mill Creek and Hanover Churches.

    I am seeking Robert Harshe or “a” and his wife Eliza McCreary, married approx. 1830’s. Also, if there were any Harsha’s in the congregation and possibly the names of their siblings.

    Thank you so very much.
    B Ann

    • Hello B. Ann. Thank you for your inquiry. Please email the church so we can respond in a more appropriate and private manner. God’s rich blessings be upon you!

  4. I am looking for my grandparent’s graves. Thomas Oscar and Mable Laughlin. Thank you for your help.

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