Born on a Kansas Army base during World War II, raised in a small Texas town, educated at SMU, married for many years, retired professionally from animal welfare, mother, grandmother, sister, friend, artist/designer, genealogist and observer/writer of life. I am fascinated by history and family.
Steven Tillman's birth year was 1804. Looking at his Birth Month (August) and Death Month (January 1882), the age of 77 years on his inscription is correct. If his birth year was 1805, then was only 76 years when died.
Just food for thought. He's a very distant cousin of mine( by marriage); in fact, so distant I cannot even calculate the relationship. I can see that you have sent a great deal of time and effort into the memorials you have created and I will, of course, be content with what you decide.