Thanks to your response to my inquiry about the Farishes from England. I am a descendant of Robert Farish too. I have looked at the information on World Connect, but I haven't seen any sources listed for the information there. I have a genealogy chart completed by Paul Farish and Hunter D. Farish that lists Robert Farish coming from Broom Park, but that information has never been verified. Hunter Farish visited a man named Arthur Farish in England who had the Farish Broom Park/Dumfries Scotland information. Hunter tried to connect Robert Farish with that family, but only guessed that he belonged there. As I understand it, no on has ever provided a verified source for that claim.
Have you been able to find information to support Hunter's claim? If so, I would love to have it.
There is also a theory that Robert came from Whitehall, Cumberland England as some of the Scotland Farishes moved there at the same time that some moved to Broom Park Cumberland, England.
At the time Robert came to American, there were Whitehall Farishes engaged in trade with Virginia. A William Farish owned several ships that sailed from the Whitehall port. I think that Robert was related to those Farishes, but I haven't done much research to find out if it's true. I went to the Family History Center in Salt Lake City last month to research the parishe records in Whitehall to see if I can find Robert there. I haven't had any luck yet.
I am also a descendant of Reverand William P. Farish who lived in Charlottesville, Virginia. Are you related to him? If so, I have done a lot of research on that line of the family. I would be happy to share what I have with you.