Thomas Harris, Jr., Ancient Planter

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Thomas Harris, Jr.

Birthplace: Charles City Co, VA
Death: Died in Isle of Wight, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Harris, Ancient Planter and Alice Harris (West)
Husband of Ann Martin Harris (Tomlin) and Ann Harris
Father of Ann Joyner; Jane Jones; Edward Harris, Sr.,; John Harris; Thomas Harris, III and 5 others
Brother of John Harris; Martha Jennings; Ann Harris; Edward Harris and Mary Harris

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About Thomas Harris, Jr., Ancient Planter


Thomas Harris, d. 1688 was a small landowner in the East Sussex iron ore region. Thomas Harris was a haberdasher of East Cheap, London, as his father. For reference, please see:

From above harrisfamilynotes website:

Judith (Edwards) Harris was 2nd wife of Thomas Harris Jr.

Thomas Harris was born in 1636 in Charles City County, Virginia and died in 1688 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Apparently, Thomas did not move to Isle of Wight Co, Va until about the time of his father's death. It appears, Thomas had remained in Charles City County with other relatives, for a few years, before rejoining his family in their new home. Thomas married Ann Martin in Charles City County, Va. Apparently, Ann died before Thomas. The will of Thomas tells the sad story of a 52 year old man leaving nine children without a mother and most of them being very young. The extreme care Thomas took to assure the welfare and safety of his children revealed his tenderness, love and concern for his children. He left these explicit instructions: "If my son, Edward, my overseers, or either of them shall find that any of my children be abused; that either of them may have the liberty of removing them to some other place where they shall think fit.

Thomas Harris and wife Ann Martin had the following children:

Edward Harris b 1663....d 1734 Jane Harris b 1664 John Harris b 1665 Thomas Harris b 1667....d 1712 Robert Harris b 1674....d 1740 George Harris b 1675....d 1720 Martin Harris b 1676....d 1750 William Harris b 1677....1740 Ann Harris b 1678

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Thomas Harris is in Group 4 of the Harris DNA study:

"Earlier lineages have said that Thomas Harris (ca. 1636-ca. 1688) of Isle of Wight was a grandson of Sergeant John Harris (ca. 1588-ca. 1638) of Charles City Co., VA and great-grandson of Sir William Harris (1556-1616) of Creeksea, County Essex, England. But this earlier link is now questionable."

In other words, it is not clear whether Group 4 is truly descended from the "Creeksea" Harrises:

"There has been much discussion on the Harris lists on Rootsweb as to whether Group 4 or Group 12 descends from Sergeant John Harris (ca. 1588-ca. 1638) of Charles City Co., Virginia. The DNA of the two groups does not match. It would be helpful to find a DNA submitter in England that traces back to Sir William Harris (1556-1616) of Creeksea, County Essex, England."

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Thomas Harris, Jr., Ancient Planter's Timeline

Charles City Co, VA
Age 19
Isle of Wight County, Virginia, United States
Age 22
Virginia, United States
Age 27
Charles City, Charles, Virginia, United States
Age 29
Isle of Wight, Virginia, USA
Age 31
Isle Wight, Virginia, USA
Age 36
Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States
Age 38
Isle of Wight County, Virginia Colony, (Present USA)
Age 40
Isle Wight, Virginia, USA