I am also a decendent of the Farish family in VA. They also spelled their name as Farrish. If you have any of these names in your ancestry please get in touch with me. My grand father was James S. Farrish and his father was John A Farrish. James married Effie E. Marks and they had 4 children of which 1 died as a baby. The surviving children were Hollis, Wynona, and Herman.