When Sarah Elizabeth Mathis was born on 22 February 1863, in Perry, Tennessee, United States, her father, James Bluford Mathis, was 25 and her mother, Rachel Pistole, was 25. She married Milton Green Tomerlin about 1875, in Perry, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 16 September 1955, at the age of 92, and was buried in Perry, Tennessee, United States.
German, French (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), and Flemish: from a variant of the personal name Matthias (see Matthew ). Compare Matthys .
English: from a pet form of the personal names Matthew or Mathias .
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