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."