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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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Note, Gideon Salibury, Cornelius Van Norman, Shortsville, New York, Has bible Mrs Oscar Taylor, Middlesex, New York and Joseph Salibury brother of Sally.Note 080327
Booklet, The Jenkins Family of Rhode Island, The first record found is as Follows: By Elvira Fiar?. Sandwich, Massachusetts, John Jenkins and his wife Suanna and children Elizabeth born April 30, 1649, Zachariah born 7th month, 1651, Jon Cooke born April 14, 1655, Thomas born 1657.Booklet080401
Booklet, Jenkins Fort, An Historical Address by William A. Wilcox Esq., at West Pittson, Pennsylvania, October 12, 1900, at the Dedicacation of a Monument Erected by Doal Roch Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Marking the Site of one of the Revolutionary Forts Built by the Connecticut Settlers in Wyoming Valley.Booklet080402
Note, Genealogy on John JenkinsNote080403
Document, Jenkins Family of Wyoning and Chemung Valleys, April 30, 1649. Five Generations. Wilkes Jenkins, seventh child of John Jenkins, Lydia Gardner Jenkins born in Wyoning, Pennsylvina July 18, 1767 died in the town of Elmira, Nwe York April 1, 1838.Document 080404
Document, Application for Membership to The National Society of the Daughters Of The American Revolution. August 1, 1775.Document080405
Letter, To Mrs Colen LaFave, 406 Van Etten Street, Pinconning, Michigan. from A. M. Lowman, June 10, 1958. Genealogy on Wilkes Jenkins Family. Peter Jenkins came over on the Mayflower in 1620. Letter080406
Letter, To A. M. Lowman from Mrs Colen LaFave, Schafers California Garage, Telephone 40, Pinconning, Michigan. June 17, 1958. asking for information on the Wilkes Family.Letter080407
Documents, Genealogy on John Jenkins, about 1626, Zachariak Jenkins 1651, John Jenkins April 5, 1697, John Jenkins February 6, 1728 (Judge of Westmoreland County).Documents080408
Letter, to Mr. Lowman from Colen LaFave, September 10, 1962Letter080409
Letter, unidentified on Jenkins genealiogy. Judge John Jenkins died fall of 1778.Letter080410
Document, George Gardiner born February 15, 1599, married Sara Slanghter March 29, 1630, sailed England to Boston on The Fellowship June 29, 1637. Rhode Island settled in Portsmouth 1638 Middletown Island. Benone Gardiner born 1636 died 1731.Document080411
Letter, Mr. H. ? Botich May 23, 1922.Letter080412
Document, Genealogy on Joseph Bixby, the emigrant. The Bixby Genealogy compiled by Willard G. Bixby, the emigrant was born at Little Waldingfield, Suffolk, England, in 1620 He was baptized October 28, 1621, died April 19, 1701 at Boxford, Massachusetts. Nine Generations. He was a land owner, farmer active in the town affairs, Known as Sargeant Bixby. Ninth generation Seymour Lowman, second child of John and Fanny Bixby Lowman, born at Lowman, New York October 7, 1868.Document080501
Document, Five generations of John Moss Family. John was an Englishman by birth. The exact date of his arrival in America is unknown, probably 1638. He died in Wallingford in 1707 and said to be 103. It has been established that the Morses and the Mosses belong to the same family with different spelling. An extended record of the descendants of Lois and Samuel Bixby is out lined in the Bixby Family.Document080601
Document, Powers Genealogy, Four generations prepared by Amos H. Powers of Chicago, Illionis. Walter Powers born 1639 died February 22, 1708, was the first of the family to come to this county, an Englistman suppose to have come from Essex, England. It is said that most inhabitants of the United States bearing the name Powers, descended from this common Ancestor.Document080701
Document, Naval Aviation Detachment, Acron, Ohio, April 1, 1918. Aviation Designation of A. M. Lowman, CM (A) USRF for duty involving actual flying in aircraft. including dirigibles and airplanes. Barr Moulthrop, Lieutenant (J. G.) USNRF.Document080901
Document, Navy Department, May 16, 1918. Abner M. Lowman enrolled in the United States Naval Reserve Force for a period of four years, from April 4, 1917 is given the provisional rank and grade of Ensign in the United States Naval Reserve Force, Class 5, for general service. S. K. Day Lieuentant USNRF.Document080902
Document, Acceptance, Abner M. Lowman Com (A) USNRF accepted office as provisional Ensign in the class 5 for general service May 16, 1918. Document080903
Document, Discharge. Abner Marshall Lowman, A Chief Quartemaster, (Aviation) discharged from the U. S. S. Naval Aviation Detachment, Akron, Ohio and from the Naval Service by reason of accepting Commission in the Naval Service Flying Corp. May 30, 1918, Arkon, Ohio Document080904
Document, Navy Department June 7, 1918. To Ensign Abner M. Lowman, USNRF, Arkon Ohio, (Commanding Officer). Detached present duty: to United States Naval Air Station, Hampton Roads, Norwalk, Virginia.Document080905
Document, Navy Department, August 6, 1918. Ensign Abner M. Lowman Naval Air Station, Hampton Roads, Virginia. (Commanding Officer). Detached duty Naval Air Station, Hampton Roads, Virginia; to duty Nevada.Document080906
Document, U. S. Naval Radio Service. November, 11, 1918. All Allied Men - of - War. The Armistice is signed. Hostilities are to be ceased forthwith unless thier hostile intent is obvious. 0900.Document080907
Document. Special Emergency Card. A. M. Lowman, London, England and return, November 26, 1918 to November 29, 1918. Document,080908
Document, U. S. S. Nevada, November 25, 1918. From A. M. Lowman To Commanding Officer. Requesting Leave of absnece. From this date to November 29, 1918. Approved. Leave to expire at noon, Friday November 29, 1918.Document080909
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