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:


Ad for James Willcox's estate sale

The following is an ad posted by Prudence Willcox in the Pennsylvania Gazette for an estate sale after James' death. Thanks, Jim, for locating this.

Collection: The Pennsylvania Gazette
Publication: The Pennsylvania Gazette
Date: January 9, 1782
Title: Pursuant to an Order issued out of the ORPHAN'S COURT, for the
Pursuant to an Order issued out of the ORPHAN'S COURT, for the county of Chester, will be SOLD at Public Vendue, by the Administrators of the estate of JAMES WILLCOX, late of the township of Nether Providence, deceased, on the premises, the 26th day of January inst. at 2 oin the afternoon, A PLANTATION or tract of LAND, with a dwelling house, barn, stable, spring house and paper mill thereon erected, about 7 acres of good watered meadow, situated in Nether Providence, Chester county, and State of Pennsylvania, containing in the whole 53 acres and 30 perches of land, bounded on Ridley creek, and lands of Henry Hale Graham, Esq; Benjamin Worrell, and others, being late the property of the said James Willcox, deceased. The conditions will be made known at the time and place of sale, by
MARK WILLCOX, Administrat.

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