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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, (This Indenture) James L. Ketchum to Samuel Denbar September 10, 1855.Document090106
Document, Deed (This Indenture) Thomas Powell and Mary L. his wife to Jacob Lowman June 1, 1853.Document090107
Document, (This Indenture) Edward R. Johnes and Mary Sue his wife and Hannah M. Bennett to Jacob Lowman, June 1, 1853.Document090108
Document, Warranty Deed Nicholas D. Gardiner and wife (Susan M.) to Jacob Lowman, June 19, 1851.Document090109
Document, Warranty Deed John Lathrop Wife to Jacob Lowman, September 24, 1852.Document09 0110
Document, (Deed) Jacob Tice and Wife to Daniel R. Harris December 18, 1848.Document090111
Document, (Warranty Deed) Jesse Carpenter and Emma his wife to Jacob Lowman, April 21, 1849.Document090112
Document, (Quit Claim Deed) George Lowman and Lillie his wife and Aaron Konkle and his wife Mary, April 14, 1852.Document090114
Document, (Deed) Isaac Mussen and his wife Sally to Jacob Lowman June 8, 1947.Document090115
Document, (Deed) Alman Cook and Elizabeth his wife to Jacob Lowman, October 1, 1845.Document090116
Document, Mortgage Deed, Egbert Hurd and wife Elizabeth To James Collins, April 24, 1840.Document090117
Document, (This Indenture) Willard Harrington and his wife Nelly Harrington and Jones Satterly paid One Hundred and One Dollar and Twenty Five Cents. May 2, 1839.Document090118
Document, Deed Alman Cook and his wife Betsey to Egbert Hurd, December 5, 1838.Document090119
Document, Exemplified Deed, Ruben Westcob to James Garrabrant, January 4, 1838.Document090120
Document, (Deed Covenant against Grantor) James Lenon to Jacob Lowman June 21, 1836.Document090121
Document, Deed August 6, 1834, Jeremiah Casaday to Jesse CarpenterDocument090122
Document, Deed, Jcpe? Besty and Wife to J. W. Garrabrunt, April 26, 1831.Document090123
Document, Deed Thomas Baldwin to Jacob Lowman February 25, 1812.Document090124
Document, Deed Thomas Baldwin to Thomas Baldwin Jr. July 12, 1808. Document090125
Document, Sheriff's Certificate of Sale. Henry L. Paison to James L. Ketcham, November 12, 1859.Document090201
Document, Sheriff's Deed Henry Baker Sheriff to Jacob Lowman, July 23, 1861.Document090202
Document, Quit-Claim Deed Nancy Baldwin to James Garrabrant, December 31, 1861.Document090203
Document, Sheriff's Deed (In Mortgage Case) William Halliday Sheriff to Jacob Lowman, November 21, 1802.Document090204
Document, Warranty Deed, December 30, 1863, Jacob S. McDowell Executor and Catherine S. Carpenter Executor of the last will and testament of B. S. Carpenter to Jacob Lowman.Document090206
Document, Quit-Claim Deed December 30, 1863, Henry Barney and Olive Barney his wife to Jacob Lowman.Document090207
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