Nathan D. Lapham, attorney and counselor at law in Geneva, Ontario county, New York, has not alone gained a reputation as a civil and criminal lawyer, but has for a number of years been prominently identified with public affairs in his section of the country. It is owing to the energy, ambition and progressive ideas of men of this stamp that many greatly needed improvements are introduced into the commonwealth, and their influence is a widespread one, extending far beyond the confines of their own generation and lives.
(I) Nathan Lapham, grandfather of Nathan D. Lapham, and the ancestor for whom he was named, was a descendant of ancestors who held membership in the Society of Friends of the Massachusetts branch. Nathan Lapham was the owner of a fine homestead in Wayne county, New York, which was in the possession of the family for many years. He was a farmer of the old school, with a decided readiness to adopt modern ideas wherever they proved practicable.