in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects. 676 words.
Parris, Samuel (1653–27 February 1720), merchant and minister, was born in London, England, the son of Thomas Parris, a merchant, and Susannah (maiden name unknown). In the 1660s Parris...