I recently learned that my husband's great-grandfather, Thomas L. Farish, died in New Orleans of yellow fever in Sep 1858.He was on a business trip from his home near Marietta,Ohio.We know very little about Thomas and nothing about his parents.Thomas apparently was born in Virginia, although his son, Joseph, born three months after his father's death, put Kentucky as the state of his father's birth in the one census. We do not even know Thomas' year of birth.
We are trying to understand why Thomas would have gone to New Orleans.
Do you think that your George Ross Farish and our Thomas L. might be related?
Anything you may know about George and his background would be helpful.We know Thomas married Ann Eliza Leet in Nov 1852 in Washington Co., Ohio and that they had three children, two of who (Susanna M. "Tute" and Joseph Leet) survived to adulthood.