When Sara Louise Gatliff was born on 1 February 1787, in Garrard, Kentucky, United States, her father, Charles Hobert Gatliff, was 38 and her mother, Christina McGuire, was 33. She married John Isham Farris in 1804, in Knox, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in Knox, Kentucky, United States in 1860. She died on 30 September 1864, in Whitley, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Barbourville, Knox, Kentucky, United States.
English (Lancashire): variant of Gatecliff, a habitational name for someone from Gatley in Greater Manchester (formerly in Cheshire), from Old English gāt ‘goat’ + clif ‘cliff, bank’.