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 am currently working on verifying/finding Thomas and Elizabeth's marriage date. The only documents I have in my possession state they were married at Old Swede Church on 3 June 1727. The date seems like an error, because their headstones at Ivy Mills Cemetery list Thomas born 12 May 1689 and Elizabeth 10 May 1691. This would make them 38 and 36 years old at the time of marriage, which seems way too late. I'm hoping/assuming it is a typo, with 1717 being the date instead--28 and 26 being more likely ages, although that still seems older for the time period. History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, by Henry Graham Ashmeadstated, "The Willcox family in Pennsylvania dates back to 1718, in which year Thomas Willcox and his wife Elizabeth (nee Cole), settled in Delaware County, selecting their future home on the west branch of Chester Creek. ..." Thomas Willcox, originally from Devonshire, England, came over young, as he and his wife lived together in Concord from 1718 until his death, in 1779, his wife dying in the following year.

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