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Dave Robison (#25684516)
 member for 13 years, 11 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo Born in Springfield, MA in 1952, I had been in the retail 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.

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 visit my website at I also write a blog which you can access, follow and comment on at

A quick note: To add an internal link in the biography, you would need to type
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(I put this here because I use it frequently and am tired of digging for it in the FAQ.)

(Updated 9 Aug 2014)
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George Harger
RE: Deacon Samuel Boies # 59529711
Thanks for the offer of transfer, but I am not related to any of your memorials so far. I have a few more to move from Hill to Blandford Cemetery and I will send edits. Thank you.
Added by George Harger on Oct 16, 2014 2:24 PM
J. Bean
Sarah (Ashley) Ingersoll
Several years ago you added a headstone for Sarah (Ashley) Ingersoll at Old Burying Ground Cemetery. Recently someone read the caption that you had added for the headstone and let me know that the headstone does not match the dates on my memorial, so I am afraid that it is the wrong headstone for my Sarah Ingersoll. Could you please remove the photo that you added. Maybe you could create a new memorial and add it to that one so that it will be available to other family members someday. I really appreciate that you took the time to look for Sarah, but sadly this is not the correct one for her. Thank you
Added by J. Bean on Oct 03, 2014 10:50 AM
George Harger
RE: Elizabeth Boies
If I made an error in the transcription section, I am fine as it agrees to the stone. Thank you.
Added by George Harger on Sep 08, 2014 8:25 PM
George Harger
RE: Blandford/Hill
Thank you for changing cemetery location. Also, please move Captain William Knox (59527130) to Blandford Cemetery. Hill and Blandford Cemeteries are easily confused, and there are many misplaced and duplicated memorials, which I am fixing before an Oct visit there. I am not related, to the Knox family, so transfer is not requested.
Added by George Harger on Sep 07, 2014 12:04 PM
Deb Curry
RE: Eunice Foot Sackett Memorial# 37604377
I changed the birth year back to 1778, thanks for letting me know.
Added by Deb Curry on Jul 29, 2014 8:19 PM
RE: Aseneth/Asenath Chapin
Hi Dave...
Thanks for your reply. I am indeed a descendant of Asenath through both Chapin and Smith lines. (They were always inter-marrying.) Asenath and Silas Smith, Jr. were my 6th gg. Silas, Jr is one of my DAR Patriots.

I have an original (family-owned and tattered) copy of "The Chapin Genealogy, Descendants of Dea. Samuel Chapin" by Orange Chapin, 1862. Asenath is spelled with an 'a" on pgs 190, 194. Take your pick!

I'll send you an e-mail.


Virginia Smith Alexander.
Added by Virginia on Jul 28, 2014 2:18 PM
carol smith
Added by carol smith on Jul 13, 2014 3:02 PM
carol smith
10th Mass Reg.
Hi,Dave Iforgot to tell you about "Ours".edited by Captain Joseph Keith Newell.This is the book I've been using to try to find soldiers of 10th regiment from West Springfield.All soldiers that are buried in West Springfield are listed on Find A Grave.Thanks to Find A Grave I was able to find James Hills buried at Andersonville and veterans who moved to Cal.
Added by carol smith on Jul 13, 2014 1:59 PM
carol smith
Park Street Cem.
Hi,Dave,Park St . Cem. is unlocked right now.We try to keep it unlocked because we feel there is less vandalism.The kids use it as a shortcut to the baseball court behind it.I did fill out a police report about the White stone being vandalized again.We just had it repaired!!!I think Tamara,the gravestone repairer will want it locked.I went in there 3 yrs ago and pulled out 500 barrels of trash.Yes,I am local-I live on Kings Highway,West Springfield.I was just appointed to Historical Commission because of my interest in cemeteries.2 teens and myself pulled tombstones away from church.Yes,they were being used for rainwater.They better not try that again.The Smiths buried here in Park St. are part of my family tree.Also the Smiths buried in Westfield are part of my family tree.I have heard of the Mass. Gen. Society.
Added by carol smith on Jul 13, 2014 1:40 PM
carol smith
Margaret Smith Day
Hi,Dave,yes this is what I wanted for her.Also the CIVIL WAR MONUMENT has been restored and added to Meeting House Hill.Our CPA money is still working at Park St. Cem.It will be interesting to see how these stones look.All the ones that will be repaired are flagged with a blue flag.The first part of grant was finished and WHITE monument was restored.It lasted 1 week before it was vandalized again.I filled out a form at police station reporting this damage.Next step will be security cameras and more lights.If we chain gate,vandals climb over fence.Thank you for all you do.
Added by carol smith on Jul 12, 2014 1:59 PM
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