This is great information. Thank you for posting it. I am very curious as to where you found it? I did not know Melzar's birthdate nor the name of the restaurant that Joseph B. Robbins ran.
I have been doing quite a bit of research on our Robbins & Sprague families here in NY the past couple of months and have come up with much new information. I have identified Melzar's & Aurelia's parents. Each have very interesting genalogies, some going back to the 1500's. If you are interested in any of this, please let me know.
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