The Lapham family is originally from Plattsburgh, New York. It is believed that the first descendents were from England. (Actually he was a deseter from the British Army during the Revolutionay War.) Arthur Lapham married Margaret Duane and settled the family in Plattsburgh approximately 1915. The Duane family is originally from Ireland but lived in Watervliet/Green Island, New York during the late 1800's.
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