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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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Document, General Alumni Association, of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. to Mrs. Lowman, from J. Maryon Saunders (Secretary). January 23, 1939. From The Alumni History information on Mr. William Shephard Bryant. Born New Bern, November 20, 1827, died December 6, 1906. Lawyer 1846 - 1850. Judge Superior court Maryland 1883 - 1896.Document040114
Booklet, American Civil War: Robert Ogden Tyler, December 9, 1981 by Carol Schwab. In search of Robert Ogden Tyler: tracing a Civil War ancestor. He was born December 22, 1831 at Hunter New York. Died December 1, 1874 age of 43 in Boston Massachusetts, buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford, Connecticut. Tyler was my great aunt Camilla Bryan Lowman great uncle.Booklet040115
Document, Edward Bryan and his wife Christine came from England and settled in Battle Creek, North Carolina. Their son William Bryan married Anne Dawson. Colonel John Bryan married Elizabeth Vine. James Bryan married Rachel Haritage in 1796. John Heritage Bryan married Mary Williams Shepard in September 20, 1821. William Shepard Bryan married Elizabeth Edmundson Bryan in October 1, 1857. George Pettigrew Bryan married Camilla Tyler in November 1892. Camilla Elizabeth Bryan married A. Marshall Lowman in September 14, 1920. Edward Bryan from England a Coat of Arms Given to his Ancestor Brienne of French descent placed in the old Christ Church at New Bern, North Carolina about 1740.Document040116
Letter, The Honorable John Heritage Bryan Member of Congress 1828-1829. He and Daniel Webster served in Congress together. He was the son of James Bryan. Letter040117
Clipping,"Liable To" Written by H. H. Clute for Camilla B. Lowman's Birthday April 18, 1940Clipping040120
Document, Genealogy on Elizabeth Lauman Landis and Family, October, 11, 1769 - 1918.Document04 0201
Photo, Lowman Family.Photo040301
Photo, The Lowman Home Photo040302
Poem, ODE TO A NEEDLING THREAD by Ron Lowman.Poem040303
Letter, To Marshall Lowman from Janet Jafland, Showing a picture of St Peters Church, Bainbridge New York, Erected 1826.Letter 040304
Booklet, An Address ... by Honorable Seymour Lowman Befor Royal Arch Masons, Wednesday, January 12, 1938.Booklet040305
Photo, My own Little Caroline.Photo040306
Snap Shot, A Family taken October 13, 1963.Snap Shot040307
Photo, Caroline Lowman in Elmira.Photo040308
Snap Shot, Unidentified Family.Snap Shot040309
Photo, Unidentified Girl.Photo040310
Photo, Unidentified Family.Photo040311
Photo, Unidentified Girl.Photo 040312
Photo, Unidentified Man in Uniform.Photo040314
Document, Genealogy on Martin Lauman February 21, 1794.Document040401
Genealogy, Jacob Lowman 1792 - 1840Genealogy040501
Newspaper Clipping, Star Gazette, Elmira, New York December 7, 1967. "Excalibur" Symbolism Fitting for Lowman.Newspaper Clipping040502
Card, Joseph Smith founder of Morman Church 1803 - 1889. Marker at AftonCard040503
Letter, To Marshall Lowman June 28, 1965, from Jerry and John. Letter040504
Letter, From Geraldine M. Bolich, January 30, 1965. Joseph Smith founder of The Morman Church telling of a dream he had.Letter040505
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