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:


John Willcox Painting

John Willcox Painting

Click on the photo to see information about John Willcox in the collections of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.

From the description of the photo's historical significance:

"Willcox, a native of Pennsylvania, was a regulator and a friend of regulator Herman Husband. He was a merchant in Cross Creek (Fayetteville, NC) and owned an iron works (blast furnace and forge) in Gulf, NC on the Deep River. He operated the iron works with his brother-in-law, William England. Willcox served as a representative of Chatham County to the pre-Revolutionary Colonial Legislature in 1771. As a commissioner appointed by the Provincial Congress prior to the month of August, 1776, John Willcox operated the blast furnace chiefly for the purpose of making cannon and cannon balls for the use of the Continental Army. See item history for more information.Willcox also served as a dispatch bearer and courier for the second North Carolina Regiment."

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