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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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Envelope, (with letters) Letter to Seymour Lowman September 27, 1912, from Merrill Ward, Norway, Maine, Born Guilford, Vermont, January 27, 1871. In tracing ancestors a Johnathan Powers of Lancaster, Massachusetts was a Revolutionary War Soldier. Document, Genealogy of John Lowman's Family, June 20, 1832 - March 7, 1881. Document, Preliminary Application Blank.Envelope080203
Memo, Captain Amos Smith died September 19, 1814 age 56, Anne Smith (1st) died March 19, 1801, age 42, Mary Smith (2nd) died December 1, 1853.Memo080204
Letters, To Kettie from Aunt Lena.Letters080205
Memo, Jacob born October 11, 1769 died February 5, 1840 married Huldah Bosworth 1792. Elizabeth born October 11, 1769 died ??. William born June 18, 1772 died December 13, 1832. Esther born October 19, 1773 died November 22, 1830. Mary born ? died ?. Georg born May 4, 1781 died May 18, 1848. Catherine born April 2, 1784 died ?. John born September 25, 1786, died ?. Martin born January 14, 1794, died January 13, 1862. Memo080206
Memo, John Smith, Deacon Iseral Smith Jr. had ten children, the oldest daughter President Hayes Grandmother. Records gives the name Iseral Smith Captain 2nd Regiment. Memo080207
Document, Empire State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Aplication For Membership of Seymour Lowman decendant of Samuel Bixby and John Jenkins. June 21, 1906.Document080208
Letter, Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Lowman From Mrs E.A. Fear, sending a copy of the paper that admitted eight of us into the Daughter of the American Revolution.Letter080209
Card, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington, D. C. Mrs. Kate Harding Lowman, your application for membership was accepted by the Board December 5, 1905. Respectfully Yours Mary Desha.Card080210
Letter, March 15, 1910 To Seymour Lowman from Willard G. Bixby. Giving him information on his Grandfather. Samuel Bixby birth 1740 in Princeton, Massachusetts died 1820 at Bainbridge, New York, Wife Hannah Powers born Lancaster, Massachusetts January 10, 1729, died 1819, Bainbridge, New York.Letter080211
Letter, To Seymour Lowman from Merrill C. Ward, Norway, Maine, October 4, 1912. Asking information on the Powers Family. His grandfather Henry Ward son of Henry and Priscilla (Bixby) married Eliza E. Houghton her great grandfather was James Houghton born 1690 at Lancaster, Massachusetts, married Sarah Sawyer. The father of James Houghton was named James Houghton born in Charlestown or Woburn, Massachusetts 1650 or 1651 married Mary Sawyer born Lancaster, Massachusetts February 14, 1653. The elder James Houghton was son of Ralph the emigrant.Letter080212
Document. Children of the American Revolution, Aplication For Membership the right of lineal descent in the folling line. Samuel Wilcox born March 9, 1720Document080213
Memo. Early settlers, The Founders of Bainbridge, Short Sketch of the First Streets, January 12, 1789.Memo080214
Document, Salisbury Genealogy American Branch. Gideon born 1763, Joseph born 1769,Priscella born about 1774, and Sally born 1777. Children Gideon and Priscilla Shaw Salisbury. GideonS. bornApril 22, 1757Document080215
Document, Record and Document080216
Document, Record and Pension Office, War Department , Washington City, March 20, 1897. To Dr. Homer L. Law, U. S. N. No record has been found in this office of a Samuel Bixby who served as a paymaster during the War of the Revolution.Document080216
Letter, To Mr. Seymour Lowman from B. E. Lowman, Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company, January 12, 1933. Genealogy on the Lowman Family.Letter080217
Letter,(Photostat) to Mr. Jacob Lowman from Daniel E. Brown, Painted Post November 7, 1832.Letter080218
Letter, December 15, 1926, to Goodspeed's Book Shop, 9 A Ashburton Place, Boston, Massachusetts. Books ordered by unidentified person. to be sent by express to 312 Railroad Avenue Elmira, New York. Letter080219
Letter, To Mr. Seymour Lowman from E. A. Thomas, April 23, 1936. Genealogy on the Lowman Family.Letter080220
Document, State of Vermont, August 21, 1897, Certify soldiers serving in the Revolationary War, Samuel Bixby served as a sergeant from August 29 to September 23, 1777, and paid for26 days service, 2 pounds, 3 shillings, 4 pence. T. S. Peck, Adjinant General.Document080221
Document. Ballou Genealogy of Providence, Rhode Ialand. Maturin Ballou first on record in 1646, he subscribed his name Mathuirz ? Ballou, but decendents resolved it in to Maturin. Another Tradition and held most sacred, that the Ballow's were Hugenots Maturin Ballow(no. 1.) first of the Ballow in America he died about 1668, birth not known. The fifth descent James Ballow, his daughter Eliza was the mother of President Garfield. Phebe Ballow married Perserved Harrington, direct descent of Lillis Harrington Lowman. Mrs. Phebe Ballow Harrington died Noivember 2, 1865, aged 95 years 19 days. Mother in law to George Lowman.Document080222
Document, Genealogy on Seymour Lowman, he was born on a farm in the town of Chemung October 7, 1868.Document080223
Document, Obituary Jacob Lowman, born December 5, 1817 died April 9, 1891. Copy of notice which appeared in the Elmira Telegram.Document080224
Envelope, to Seymour Lowman, Wayside Lane, Lowman Road, Elmira, New York. From A. E. Thomas, Box 1100, Los Angeles, California. May 14, 1936.Envelope080225
Document, Genealogy of the Lowman Family, 1818 - 1889.Document080226
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