I do not find that we have corresponded before. I tried the given email address for you but my mesage to you <>
I also descend from Thomas Farish and his wife Frances Pannel Banks through their daughter Frances Jane Farish who married Robert Edwards Rives in Chatham Co. NC.
I presume you got the info you have in your message from the LDS site, which to me has a number of errors. First off, I have never seen any record for Thomas Farish where his name is given as <>. If you have a valid record which states this, I would be interested in knowing about it. Thomas and Frances DID have a son named Adam Thomas Farish.
Likewise, John Frederick Dorman's <> states that Thomas Farish was the son of Thomas and Frances Farish, which may be more correct. The confusing issue in this family has been the frequent repetition of given names, and the marriages of the Farish with the Pannels and Banks. Thomas' mother is stated by Dorman to have been Frances Pannill.
If you are still looking at this forum please write me direct for more information. I am VERY interested in your John William Farish, as he was apparently a good friend of my ancestor Robert Edwrds Rives. John purcahsed a plantation from Robert before Robert took his family to Prairie Co Ark. I was interested to see john W Farish died in Ark. Where?