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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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Letter, Unidentified letter. Letter040628
Document, 1845, (Cover of Booklet) History of Northampton, Leight, Monroe, Carbon, and Schuylkill Counties. Containing A Brief History Of The First Settlers.Document040701
Booklet, Paper (Genealogy) Read by Martin Lowman, Before The Chemung County Historical Society May1, 1924.Booklet040702
Letter, To Clark Wilcox, Chemung County Historian. From Marijore F. Waterman, The Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, 5 Connecticut. May 8, 1959. The Lowman family will learn that the Rev. Daniel Brown, Prominent Episeopal Minster married to Esther Lowman. Rev. Daniel E. Brown son of Ebenezer and Clarissa Brown of Big Flats.Letter040703
Program, Banquet In connection with the dectication of the Newtown Battlefield Monument August twenty ninth, 1912, Hotel Rathbun. Program and Menu.Program040704
Program, Banquet In connection with the dectication of the Newtown Battle Monument, August twenty ninth, 1912 at The Hotel Rathbun. Program and Menu. Centennial Ribbon August 29, 1912 Sullivan Expedition Battle of Newtown 1779 - 1879.Program040704
Newspaper Clipping, Photo John G. Lowman. Newspaper Clipping (Photo)040706
Nwespaper clipping. Martin Lowman Is Found Dead At Wellburg. Mr. Lowman wasborn July 4, 1863 at Bentley Creek, Pennsylvania, the son of The late George and Isabelle Burt Lowman.Newspaper Clipping040707
Newspaper clipping, Lowman Belives Governor Will Call Upon Electors To Name New Congressman.Newspaper Clipping040708
Newspaper clipping. March 3, 1919. State Senator Lowman Would Not Put United States in Great World-Wide British Empire. He States His Attitude Toward the League of Nations-Advocates Such a Society, but With Interests of the United States Fully ProectedNewspaper Clipping040709
Program, Founder's Day at Lowman, New York August 29, 1954.Program040710
Newspaper clipping, August 25, 1946. Threshing Time on the E. Louis Lowman Farm. Photos of Farm.Newspaper Clipping040711
Newspaper clipping, Obituary of Mrs. Lena Long Lowman, 84, October 21, 1958.Newspaper Clipping040712
Letters, Clark Wilcox Chemung County Historian, Marjorie Waterman Connecticut Historial Society. Correspodence in reguard to Ebenezer and Clarissa Brown. 1957 - 1959. Attached Connecticut Bulletin showing photos of the museum sfter flood. Ebenezer son of Rev. Daniel E. BrownLetters040713
Bulletin, The Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin, July 1959 from Marjorie Waterman to Clark Wilcox Chemung County Historian, The Genealogial Department information on Ebenezer Brown.Bulletin 040714
News Letter, Susquehanna Steamboat, April 17, 1826 up the river in a steamboat. They arrived at Nescopeck Falls and hit shallow water, Captain Cornwell let it drift back to the foot of the rapids, where she struck a canal wall. At that very instant, one of the boilers exploded killing two passengers, and one scalded. That ended the second attempt and the last to navigate the Susquehanna by steam power. By Pete Wambach. News Letter040715
Newspaper Clipping, Grand Old House, built by Jacob Lowman in 1819. Photos of the Lowman Farm taken by George Lian in July 16, 1967.Newspaper Clipping040716
Genealogy, Chemung County Lowmans. They were of full German extracton and devout members of the Lutheran Church.A large group of Palatinates Germans who came from 1730 - 1760 sold their little farms in the homeland and fled to Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Dutch). George Lauman served in the Revolutionary War as a member of Captain Jonothan McClurs's Company Lancaster County Militia.Genealogy040717
Document,History of Cecil County, Johnstown 1881 reprint 1972.Document040718
Pamphlet, Susquehanna Register of ARKS, RAFTS &c. &c. Arriving at Port Deposite in The Year 1822. Photos of The Old Canal along the Susquehanna. and The Susquehanna. Catherine Kennedy sent the pamphlet to Asaph B. Hall.Pamphlet040719
Letter, To Historical Society of Cecil County, Elkton, Maryland, April 28, 1975. From Asaph Hall. Mrs Hall's Grandfather William Lowman shipped lumber and merchandise by raft from Lowmanville, New York to Deposit, Maryland 1845 - 1850. He shipped by Chemung River to Susquehanna River via Tioga Point to Port Deposit, Maryland. June 2, 1975 To Mr. Asaph B. Hall From George Hipkins. Your request, checked Alice E. Miller's Book History of Cecil County for the names metioned. Unfortunately I did not find any reference to these names at all. Letter040720
Journal June 1977, Rafts on the River by Asaph B. Hall. Map of the Susquehanna River , New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland adapted from "Up the Susquehanna" by H. C. Paradoe,1894.Journal040721
Letter, To Mr. Asaph B. Hall, President Chemung County Historical Society, Inc. January 19, 1975 From George Hipkins.Letter040722
Letter, To Mr. Asaph Hall from George Hipkins February 13, 1976. A receipt from Chemung Canal Trust Company $10.00 to Rev. George Hipkins from Asaph B. Hall.February 18, 1976. For Zerox pages and slides.Letter040723
Letter, To Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Balitmore, Md. 21201. from Asaph B. Hall, April 28, 1975.Letter040724
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