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.

Willcox Collection, Historical Society of Pennsylvania

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Willcox family. Papers, 1704 (1770-1850) 1895.
(6 linear ft.)
The Willcox family paper mill, Ivy Mills, established in 1729 in Concord Township, Delaware County, became a leading supplier of paper for Provincial, Continental, and Federal currency, as well as of banknote paper.These papers of Thomas Willcox, son Mark, and grandsons, John and James M. Willcox, include: mill books, 1788-1841, which contain records of payroll and production; incoming business correspondence 1814-1842, from consumers and dealers in banknote paper, suppliers of rags and machinery, and others; miscellaneous receipts, receipted bills, bills, invoices, and legal papers, 1724-1837; samples of paper and watermarks, 1704-1858; and miscellaneous papers, 1786-1831, relating to land speculation. The collection also contains Nathan Edwards, shoemaker and tavern keeper of the Black Horse Tavern, Middletown Township, Delaware County, ledgers, 1729-1784; daybooks, 1776-1784; account book, 1774-1783; and bills, receipted bills, memoranda, and loose pages from ledgers and daybooks, 1743-1783.


Gift of Joseph Willcox, 1896, 1897, 1899.

http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/0700.htm

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