On November 13, 1838, one hundred and seventy-four years ago today, William B. Lapham (1838-1925), my 3rd great grandfather, was born in Greenfield Township, Wayne Co., Michigan. He was the third child born to Benjamin Lapham (1807-1860) and Cemantha Broadway (ca. 1813-1846).
At the age of twenty-three, William enlisted, along with his brother George, in the 4th Michigan Infantry during the Civil War. The following is the youngest photo I have of William, dressed in his Civil War uniform.