I am also researching the Laraby / Larabee surname. My grandmother was Nettie Laraby. HER father was William Henry Laraby. HIS parents were Charles Laraby and Hannah Wanzo. Census records show that Charles was born "in Vermont" and Hannah "in NY". Charles and Hannah also had a son named John Laraby, born about 1830. They were from Schuyler County, NY. Does ANY of this look familiar to you? I am desperate for any leads!!