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Dave Robison (#25684516)
 member for 13 years, 8 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo Born in Springfield, MA in 1952, I had been in the retail automobile business for 35 years managing at all levels, consulting and training in both sales and service. I have three children, 2 sons and a daughter ages 30, 33 and 36. My first grandchild was born December 1, 2010! Another generation to follow!

On September 22, 2007, I married my second wife, Karen J (Thurber) Murphy. Karen is the widow of Wayne E Murphy (1952-2001/Memorial #37248763) and has 2 children, a son age 26 and a daughter age 23.
I completed an on-line course through Boston University and received a certificate in genealogical research.

Contact me anytime with corrections, links, transfers (according to policy) or adding information. I will respond as quickly as is reasonable.

I offer family research services as well as classes in introductory through advanced genealogical research. You can my website at I also write a blog which you can access, follow and comment on at

Currently, I am a member of several genealogical associations including the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Association of Professional Genealogists and its New England Chapter (as Vice President), Massachusetts Genealogical Council, Western Massachusetts Genealogy Association and others.

(Updated 9 MAY 2014)
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Roberta Cyr
Johann Stoeckel
Hi Dave,
A lady named Bonnie sent me an email about her great grandfather Johann Stoeckel buried in Forestdale cemetery, Holyoke, Mass. Plot: old SG 202. You have the photo of the headstone on his memorial. She said the cemetery card says Section West. She's looking for her great grandmother, (his wife) Barbara Schneider Stoeckel, just wondering if you knew who she could contact to find out where she was buried, if not with her husband in this same cemetery.
Thanks for any help.

Roberta Cyr
Added by Roberta Cyr on Jun 29, 2014 7:44 PM
James Bianco
John Q.A. Day
I sent you edits earlier connecting him to his parents, who have memorials in Ludlow Center with photos. Thanks! Jim
Added by James Bianco on Jun 12, 2014 7:39 PM
Rhonda Hamel
RE: Abigail Moseley
Dave, Abigail Moseley Lyman and Capt John Lyman are my 7th GP. Thank you, Rhonda
Added by Rhonda Hamel on Jun 09, 2014 8:55 PM
Rhonda Hamel
Abigail Moseley Lyman
Correction please. Could you transfer my 7th great grandmother and her husband Capt. John Lyman. thank you, Rhonda
Added by Rhonda Hamel on Jun 09, 2014 8:53 PM
Rhonda Hamel
Abigail Moseley
Dave, this is my 7th GP, May I add and copy your pictures? I appreciate your hard work in remembering our family. Thank you, Rhonda
Added by Rhonda Hamel on Jun 09, 2014 7:29 PM
Mary E. Warner
Miriam (Smith) Warner
Dave, back in 2011 you transferred the Memorial you created for Miriam (Smith) Warner #38218013, to me. I have done a lot of research within the biography. In the book, "The Descendants of Andrew Warner", on pages 116-117, it indicates that Miriam was an ancestor of Joseph Smith Jr., the spark which began the Mormon collective. Any ideas what the lineage from Joseph Smith Jr. to Miriam (Smith) Warner might be? Your help would be appreciated.
Added by Mary E. Warner on May 31, 2014 7:01 AM
C Branscome
RE: Chapin Family
Dave - my g-g-grandmother was Abiah (Chapin) Hale (# 24134714). She has a fascinating history once you dig into it which got me going on genealogy and family history.

When I was a teen-ager and interested in the family history, my mother splurged and bought us the two volume set (over 2700 pages) of The Chapin Genealogy. Its unusual in that traces both male and female descendants some as far as the tenth generation from Samuel and is also about 95% reliable (ie. might miss a child but info it has is normally accurate). My way of paying it forward is to work through the book and put as much of the information in Find A Grave including the family links whether its my line or not. It has a great index so if you need a look up, let me know.

Added by C Branscome on May 30, 2014 2:07 PM
Judith D
RE: Zeza/Bartlett
No relation, just wandering around Find A Grave and stumbled upon them. You're right there is a cloning glitch that has been popping up randomly. Usually in much closer time periods. I've seen memorials copied a dozen times, not often but occasionally. Guess everyone just needs to be aware and help each other out. Thanks for taking it so well!
Added by Judith D on May 22, 2014 4:29 PM
Suzen Sez
Jonathan Weller #37604594
Greetings Dave;

Thank you so much for straighten that out for me! I was ripping my hair out last night researching the Seeley Family who a Jonathan Weller was the first husband to Thankful Bartlett, he died around the same age of this Jonathan Weller -- in 1735 she married a Joseph Seeley her second marriage -- The Seeley family came here thru Mass. and ended up in Connecticut - so a long story short -- I think I was researching too long........

Thank you again
Regards Suz
Added by Suzen Sez on May 16, 2014 5:48 PM
James Bianco
Stephen Noble
Thanks a lot for updating Stephen Noble, much appreciated.
Added by James Bianco on May 09, 2014 10:44 PM
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