A place to gather and share information about the Thomas Willcox and Elizabeth Cole Willcox Family of Ivy Mills, PA. For more information see the Home page link above or contact Deniane Kartchner at Denianek@gmail.com. My husband is a descendant of Thomas and Elizabeth's son James who married Prudence Doyle. Their son John's daughter Prudence married John Christopher Kartchner.

Note: This is a work in progress! I am trying to verify everything before I post, but feel free to send me corrections and/or suggestions. It’s also not a complete history of Ivy Mills or a website for current operations, although I will gladly try to answer any questions and/or lead you to the right information.

I'm currently working on tracing this family back to England through this link:


Ivy Mills Paper Mill - With Labels

Ivy Mills Paper Mill - With Labels

Thomas Willcox started his paper mill in 1729, the same year his friend Benjamin Franklin started his printing press a few miles away in Philadelphia. Some Willcox descendants made their way down to NC and on to Georgia. These families are still living in the Jacksonville, Georgia (Telfair County) and surrounding areas.


  1. Great Blog! I am 6th Great Grandson of Thomas Willcox through my 3rd great Grandfather General Mark Willcox of Georgia.
    Robert Thomas Hughes (hughes.bob@gmail.com)

    1. Welcome! Sorry I am a little late responding here. :) Do they still have large Willcox reunions in Georgia?