First, let me transcribe this headstone for you.
Breyman L. Crittenden
Born in Otis, Mass. May 9, 1836,
Died in Pleasanton, Cal. March 17, 1907
I just love these old stones. I have been away from them far to long.
In the 1870 Federal Census I see Breyman was still in Mass. He was 34 years old at the time and worked as a farmer. I did not find him anywhere else with a quick look at Family Search.com, but that doesn't mean he isn't there, he may have gone by a different given name. I checked to see if his monument was entered on Find a Grave and I see it has been done. This is such a clear, beautiful memorial which sets at the Pioneer Cemetery in Pleasanton, California. Let's hope it stays that way, beautiful and clear. Maybe one day we will learn more about Breyman!
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