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Collection TitleCL 55 Lowman Family PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKatie Button

Lowman Family - Jacob Lowman, his wife, Hilda, and and his younger brother, Martin, first came to Chemung County in 1788. 

Seymour Lowman - Seymour Lowman, son of John and Fanny Lowman, was born October 7, 1868 in the town of Chemung.  On September 7, 1893, he married Katherine Harding Smith.  Their children include Caroline (b. May 31, 1904) and A. Marshall.  Lowman served in the New York State Assembly from 1909 to 1910 and the State Senate from 1918 to 1924.  He was Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1925 until 1927 when he became Assistant Secretary of the United States Treasury.  During prohibition, he was in charge of enforcement until he was forced to resign in 1933.  He retired to Elmira and became president of the Elmira Savings Bank until his death in 1940. 


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Tablet,Ancestral Tablet, Collection Of Diagrams For Pedigrees, so arranged that Eights Generation of the Ancestors of any Person May be recorded in a connection and simple form. By William H. Whitmore, A.M.Tablet010101
Will, A. M. Lowman, items given to Family. Will010102
Document, The John Myles Garrison House, was a meeting place for the troops of Massachusetis Bay and Plymouth Colonies commanded by Majors Thomas Savage and James Cudworth who marched to the relief of Swnases at the opening of the King Philip's War A. D. 1675. There fell in Swnases by the Indians, John Salisbury. His name is inseribed on the momument eracte 21912 A.D. John Salibury killed by Indians June 28, 1675. The Salisbury Line. Dates of Lowman, Jenkins and Salibury's when married.Document010103
Newspaper clipping. Star Gazette, Round Town by Matt Richardson. Seymour Lowman Writes and Publishes Genealogy of his Pioneering Family. Seymore Lowman the third generation to live in Chemung County. The orignial Lowmans were full German Extraction, devout members of the Lutheran Church. So original had the Teutonic spelling, Lauman. Jacob Lauman Sr. Elizabeth Lauman Landis his twin sister and Martin Lauman his brother were the first to invade the Chemung Valley. Slavery was permitted in New York State. Black Charlie a negro. His people were slaves of the Lowman Family until the practice was abolished in 1828. They were employed as servants.Newspaper Clipping010201
Tally.Wm. K. 1838 - 1904, Harriett 1842 - 1904, Aguer 1863 - 1920, Samuel Leverich 1863 - 1929, Geo. S. 1829 - 1899, Ravend NC 1900- 1920.Tally010202
Register of Birth. Seymour Lowman October 7, 1868, Kate H. Smith December 11, 1869, Seymour Lowman June12, 1894, Abner Marshall Lowman June 4, 1876, Gratia Rhoby Lowman May 6, 1898, Fanny Lowman November 4, 1901, Caroline Esther Lowman May 31, 1904 and Katherine Harding Lowman October 22, 1908.Register of Birth010203
Records. Family Records Births and deaths Lowman's and Bixby's to June 14, 1820 - 1867.Records010204
Document, The Name and Family of Lowman, 1417. owman in some cases derived from the English low, Combined with suffix man, make the liberal name "Dweller at a hill or mound" The surname Lohman or Lohmann derived from the German word Lohmann, The various spelling of Lohmen, Lohma, Loman, Looman, Lumine, Lumen, Lovemen, Lohmann, Lohman, and Lowman, the last three are most frequently used in the United States.Why you have a family name and what it means.Document010205
Letter, To Seymore from not signed. April 7, 1908 her father was Benjamin Arnold Willits decendent of Benedick Arnold. Letter010206
Letter, to Seymour April 20, 1932, The arrival of John Ludwig Lauman and Martin Lowman. The next arrival was George Lowman came on the ship Good Hope October 1, 1753. Esther Maria Kornig died December 18, 1831. Your copy was 1821.Letter010207
Notes, listing of names and dates Birthdays 1888 to 1896 and marriages 1914 to 1919 from Olive.Notes010208
Notes, Births and deaths of Lowman's and Sleeper's 1880 to 1937.Notes010209
Letter, to Seymour Lowman from Florence L. Myers. Listing of Births and Deaths 1947 - 1902.Letter 010210
Letter, Seymour from Martin Lowman March 14, 1936. Dates of Births and Deaths. Letter010211
Letter, To Seymour Lowman from Florence L. Meyers, Births and Deaths, William Irving Myers born December 18, 1891 at Lowman, N.Y. and family .Letter 010212
Listing, Gratia Rhoby Lowman born May 6, 1898 Married May 13, 1923. Arthur L. Stien Born May 5, 1902.Seymour Lowman Born April 4, 1925, Henry Arthur Born August 17, 1926, guy Ballard Born September 17, 1928, Martin Bixby Born July 25, 1932,Gratia Redfield Born August 23, 1933.Listing 010213
Notes, Caroline Ethlin Lowman Born May 31, 1904, Married May 18, 1932 in Washington D. C. Raymond Virgil Marron Born May 21, 1899 in Denver Colordo Graduated from Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut. Katherine Harding Lowman Born October 22, 1905, Married October 22, 1932 in Elmira, New York to Jacob R. Schloger.Notes 010215
Document. Fred Jr. Helen Francis Lowman born December 22, 1918, Julia Emma Lowman born October 21, 1920, William Frederick Lowman born December 21, 1921, Martin Hard Lowman born March 1, 1923, Albert Laver5e Lowman born August 1, 1924, Marion Christina Lowman born December 19, 1926, George Randall Lowman born October 13, 1928, Mary Ann Lowman born October 17, 1930, Esther Marilyn Lowman born January 31, 1933, Robert Elwin Lowman born July 30, 1935, and Seymour Lowman born September 20, 1936.Document010216
Document, Lyman Lowman's Childern, Prudence A. Cassel 1st wife, Charity Gray 2nd wife. Childern by 1st wife Marion Allen Lowman, Susan E. Lowman, Magdalena Lowman. Childern by 2nd wife Estella Lowman, Jefferson Lowman, Esther Lowman and Grace Lowman.1822 - 1855. John G. Lowman brother to Lyman Lowman. John G. Lowman, Susan Emma Carpenter, Clara, Jesse, Nettie Lowman . Clara Lowman Daniel GrayceDocument010217
Letter, To Mr. Seymour Lowman from Esley N. Schwartz April 23, 1936. Family of Charles F. Roe and Mirian Allen Lowman, Children date of birth and date married, Letter010218
Letter, to Mr. Seymour Lowman from E.A.Thomas May 13, 1936. Lyman L. Lowman son of Lillis Harrington Lowman born 1798 died 1882. After the death of his first wife he went to Kansas with his brothers Edward S. and Hovey E. Lowman but with unsettled state of affairs in that young state they returned to Chemung County and his farm. Jacob Lowman born in Middletown, Pennsylvania, October 11, 1769 settled in Chemung County 1792. Laurinda Lowman born November 19, 1793 married Judge John G. McDowellLetter010219
Docutment, George Lowman, Senior Family. George Lowman Senior born August 26, 1743 died June 26, 1809. Married Esther Maria King (Koenig) born August 6, 1750 died December 18, 1831, Childern Jacob Lowman, William Lowman, George Lowman, John Lowman, Martin Lowman and Elizabeth, and there family tree.Document010220
Document, John George Lowman son of George and Lillian Lowman born April 28, 1826 died March 23, 1910. Married Susan Emma Carpenter born January 6, 1829 died August 6, 1914. Childern, Thomas Brooks, Clara, Jesse Carpenter and Nettie Emma. Clara Lowman married Daniel W. Grace November 25, 1891, Childern Alice Marian, Leslie Lowman. Document010221
Letter, To Seymour Lowman from Albert H. Lowman March 5, 1936. Information concerning his family December 31, 1890 - August 14, 1924.Letter010222
Note, Sarah Elizabeth Lowman Hall born October 3, 1895 at Lowman New York. Married June 21, 1924 to Asoph Bloomfield Hall born January 22, 1898, Winden, Connecticut. A son Asoph Hale Hall born November 22, 1933 at Elmira, New York.Note010223
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