- " Here Lies a Man named Martin, the Lights went out on this old Spartan"
- ―Martin's tombstone
It is likely that Martin was a relative of or close personal friend of the family which owned the Haunted Mansion. By the time of his demise, he was seen as something of a, "Spartan" for his course habits and traits. When he died, he was buried in the plot of the manor.
The tombstone serves as a tribute to the then Vice President of WED enterprises, and imagineer, Bill Martin.
The Haunted Mansion (Walt Disney World)
Martin's tombstone can be found in the berm cemetery of the Haunted Mansion.
The Ghost Gallery
In the cast-member created Ghost Gallery, Martin is reimagined as having been an 18th century pirate captain who went by the alias of Whitebeard and who used the Haunted Mansion as a criminal lair. He was also responsible for the piratical training of Captain Francis Xavier who would later become an owner of the Haunted Mansion and the one responsible for relocating Bluebeard's crypt to the Haunted Mansion. In the story, it is said that sometimes sailors passing by the mansion claim to see the ghosts of Whitebeard, Francis Xavier and Bluebeard celebrating together.