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Maiden names on tomb/headstones

My characters are Victorian, and the headstone would be from the 1880's. My question is about how the headstone would read. Say Martha Smith's (for lack of originality - lol) last name had been Jones before marrying. I'm trying to figure out which variation seems most correct:

1)
Martha Smith
(nee Jones)

2)
Martha Jones Smith

3)
Martha (Jones) Smith

4)
Martha Smith
(Jones)

I was perfectly happy with the first one, until my beta thought it looked funny. Guess I was thinking of what I read in the obituaries, rather than what I've seen on headstones. Thanks for any light that can be shed on this.
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