History of Thomas Harris of Providence, RI
His Ancestors and Descendants
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 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
Harris Pedigrees include Nathan and Rhoda Harris of Palmyra, New York and their family.
Pictured above St. Augustine's Parish in Northbourne, Kent, England