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:


Thomas Willcox and Benjamin Franklin Did Business

SOURCE: http://www.pbase.com/jacksonville_ga/image/84215 

Thomas Willcox sold paper to Benjamin Franklin and Franklin's General Store supplied Thomas Willcox with his needs in that line. They were also very good friends. It is said that the Willcox women made a quilt with a design given them by their family friend, Benjamin Franklin. He paid many visits to their Ivy Mills location and they made frequent appearances at his general store and print shop in Philadelphia. 

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