This is the way all of our ancestors should have engraved their tombstones! William L. Martin gives not only the dates of his birth and death, but his marriage. He is very specific about where he was born and where he died. It would have made life so much easier for genealogists! On his stone it lists Green County as place of death, but he is buried in Larue County.
William L. Martin, born May 26, 1782, in the State of Virginia in Charles City County, on the waters of the James River, and came to Green County, Kentucky, in 1805, was married there October 17, 1807, and departed this life November 10, 1857, in the 76th year of his age. Red Hill Cemetery, Larue County, Kentucky.