I don't know if this is of any connection, I am trying to find out things too. The main reason I am replying is because my family's surname is Farris and ended up in Beckley, WV. I haven't seen any other Farris' in WV. My great-grandfather's name was Gus Farris. He immigrated to the US in the late 1800's to early 1900's. Sorry I don't know more.