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:


James Willcox, buried Lower Merion Cemetery

In the Philadelphia City Death Certificates Index, it says that James Willcox (info below) was buried in Lower Merion Cemetery. I am going to try and find the original record. The burial date and place actually match up to the St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Ardmore, PA, on the website http://www.lowermerionhistory.org/burial/lutheran/w.html. This is a great clue, because I am trying to see if this James Willcox is John and Sarah Walton Willcox's son. The date is off by six years, according to the baptism record at the Catholic church.

The reason I think this may be James, son of John and Sarah is because of the burial location, in the same cemetery as his uncle Peter Wallover and aunt Margaret Walton Wallover. I believe we will find that most of John and Sarah's family affiliated with Protestant religions although they were baptized Catholic as children. (Sarah was originally Protestant and is listed as such in two of the baptism records: "Protestant", and "non-Catholic." Her daughter Prudence and son John both joined the Roxborough Baptist Church.

Name: James Willcox
Birth Date: abt 1806
Birth Place: Delaware Co, PA
Death Date: 27 Dec 1886
Death Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age at Death: 80
Burial Date: 30 Dec 1886
Burial Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Race: White
Street address: 1228 N 12th St , 20th Ward
Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cemetery: Lower Merion
Marital Status: Married
FHL Film Number: 2025965

"Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803–1915." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2008, 2010. From originals housed at the Philadelphia City Archives. "Death Records."

Wilcocks [Willcox], on the 19th*, by Rev. J. Rosseter, James, born Feb. 15, or John Wilcocks and his wife Mary Warton (perhaps Wharton;] sponsors—Peter Scravendyke and Anna Cassin.
1Error. John Willcox married Sarah Walton.—Jos. Willcox.
*19 Oct 1800


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