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.
We will learn more about William L. Martin later in the week.
Categories: Family Stories
Boy do I agree 100% with you! When my dad died, my mother made sure their gravestone included her maiden name. When my in-laws died, we did the same thing for my MIL and included his rank in WWII and where they married (in New Hampshire). Since they are buried in Indiana, we thought it necessary in case someone tried to find their
marriage license someday.
Just imagine how long it took ti\o engrave the headstone without all the carving machines we have now.
Can you locate a Henry Hagan’s tombstone in Holy Cross Cementery
Holy Cross, Kentucky?
I checked my list and photos but I don’t see a Henry Hagan.