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 photos

There are six photos of Ivy Mills here:


I absolutely can't wait until I travel to PA and take my own...  I will probably take 300 or so. :)


  1. Hi! I just found your blog! I am a direct descendant of John and Rebecca (butler) Willcox, My grandmother was Rosanne Willcox that married Melvin Purvis! I am so excited to find your blog! And I just started learning about this side of the family, and I actually make paper and sell it, so it's really neat to find out that they made paper! Anyway, I couldn't find an e-mail address for you so here is mine mckeewp81@live.com I hope to hear from you!

  2. Hello, I just found this also. It's wonderful. I'm the 6th great grandddaughter of Thomas Willcox born in 1689 in Devon, England. My sister actually found your blog and I'm definitely going to check it out. I'll signed up and I'll make sure I get my sister to sign up too. Many thanks again! Michelle