Epitaph as personal ad

As reported by numerous 19th century sources (such as here and here), a tombstone bearing the following epitaph supposedly once stood in a "quiet Maine graveyard":

"sacred to the memory of James H. Random, who died Aug. the 6th, 1800. His widow, who mourns as one who can be comforted, aged only 24, and possessing every qualification of a good wife, lives in this village."

Some versions of the epitaph claim that a specific street address was included. But I suspect this all may be a 19th-century urban legend, because I can't find any source that specifies exactly which town, or which cemetery, this tombstone is to be found in.
     Posted By: Alex - Sat Jul 05, 2014
     Category: Death

Even 214 years ago they new that it paid to advertise.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/05/14 at 10:48 AM
There is only one way to console a widow. But remember the risk.
- Robert A. Heinlein
Posted by BMN on 07/05/14 at 11:19 AM
Kind of a waste financially if it is true. In those towns everyone knew everyone and so there was no need to advertise.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/06/14 at 12:10 AM
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