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Family History of Thomas Harris who arrived at Providence, R. I. Circa 1637

His Ancestors and Descendants

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

and helped Roger Williams settle Providence, R. I. 

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


Generations of descendants have searched for the origins of these Harrises.

Untold hours have been spent; many false assumptions made.

The New England Historic Genealogical Society has completed an extensive research paper.

This differentiates Thomas Harris (born 11 July 1613 at Northbourne, Kent, 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.


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


          Click here:to read published article in NEHGS Register:


         "The Origins of Thomas Harris and William Harris of Providence, Rhode Island.



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


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



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

Click here to go to Nathan Harris Page


Additional research is underway extending the Harris line back several generations from Andrew Harris

Click here to go to Staplehurst, Kent Connection


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