Family history information for descendents of
Thomas Harris of Providence, R. I. (circa 1637)
Parish records give the birthplace of Thomas Harris and his 4 siblings born to
and helped Roger Williams settle Providence, R. I.
For generations descendants have searched for the origins of these Harris'. Untold hours have been spent and many false assumptions made. The New England Historic Genealogical Society recently completed an extensive research paper differentiating this Thomas Harris (born 11 July 1613 at Northbourne, Kent County England and died at Providence, 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.