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History of Thomas Harris of Providence, RI

His Ancestors and Descendants

Thomas Harris arrived in New England from Kent England in the mid 1630s and with his brother William Harris

and helped Roger Williams settle Providence, R. I. 

Click here: for information concerning his birth to the Andrew Harris Family in Northbourne, Kent, England.


Generations of descendants have searched for the origins of Harris Family ofof Rhode Island. Through the years untold hours have been spent in research, but too many false assumptions were made. The New England Historic Genealogical Society completed an extensive research paper that differentiates Thomas Harris (born 11 July 1613 at Northbourne, Kent, England and died at Providence County, Rhode Island, after 3 June 1686) from several other individuals named Thomas Harris who resided in New England during this same time period. 




Click here: to read the New England Historic Genealogical Society research paper for Thomas Harris




Click here to read NEHGS Article: The Origins of Thomas Harris and William Harris of Providence, Rhode Island


          Click here to read a research paper: Thomas Harris II and his son Nicholas Harris and families


Additional research has extended the Harris line back several generations before Thomas Harris

Click here to go to Staplehurst, Kent Connection



Harris Pedigrees include Nathan and Rhoda Harris of Palmyra, New York and their family.

Click here to go to Nathan Harris Page



Pictured above St. Augustine's Parish in Northbourne, Kent, England





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