Trails to the Past of Rhode Island is requesting donations of any Genealogy Materials that you may have, old obituaries, news clippings, death records, wills, marriage records, and births. If you happen to have any of these items would you please consider donating them to us. Please include the source of you information, if it is possible. Email them to Marie Miller State Administrator.
Bristol County was formed by the transfer of part of Bristol County, Massachusetts, to the state of Rhode Island, and was the subject of a long-running border dispute.
The original county was part of the Plymouth Colony and named after its "shire town" (county seat), what is now Bristol, Rhode Island. The new Rhode Island county was formed in 1746 with the full modern territory of Bristol, Barrington, and Warren.
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