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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, Warranty Deed, February 4, 1867, William Lowman and Wife to Mason Herrington.Document090208
Document, Quit-Claim Deed January 2, 1868, William H. Claywood and Soisa Jane his wife to Jacob Lowman.Document090209
Document, Deed December 16, 1868 James Woodhouse to Jacob Lowman.Document090210
Document, Warranty Deed, April 19, 1869, Mason Harrington and Wife to Jacob Lowman.Document090211
Document, Warranty Deed May 5, 1869, Davis Little to Jacob Lowman.Document090212
Document, Warranty Deed, February 28, 1871, Colanuda Patterson and Thomas S. Patterson to J. Lowman McDowell.Document090213
Document, Warranty Deed, May 16, 1871, Joseph Nixson to James Garrabrant.Document090214
Document, Warranty Deed, April 4, 1873, James Woodhouse and Mary C. his wife to Jacob Lowman.Document090215
Document, Warranty Deed April 22, 1874, Gabril L. Smith and Wife to John G. Lowman. Document090216
Document, Warranty Deed July 16, 1874, G. Smith Carman to Margaret A. Goldsmith.Document090217
Document, Warranty Deed February 16, 1875, Cysenas Sherwood and Others to Jacob Lowman. Document090218
Document, Warranty Deed May 21, 1875.James Carpenter and Wife to Jacob Lowman.Document090219
Document, Warranty Deed August 21, 1871, Robert Covell and Margaret A. Goldsmith.Document090220
Document, Warranty Deed April 3, 1877, Seth J. Snoll and Wife to Jacob Lowman.Document090221
Document, Warranty Deed May 23, 1877, John G. Lowman and Wife to Jacob Lowman.Document090222
Document. Warranty Deed April 9, 1878, George Lowman and Wife to Jacob Lowman.Document090223
Document, Referee's Deed December 27, 1878, Gabril L. Smith (Referee) to Stephen T. Arnot and Jacob Lowman.Document090224
Document, Warranty Deed December 27, 1878, Margaret A. Goldsmith and Vincent M. Goldsmith to Stephen T. Arnot and Jacob Lowman. Document090225
Document, Deed June 11, 1879, Jackson Goldsmith and others to Margaret Goldsmith.Document090227
Document, Quit-Claim Deed, December 1, 1879, Jacob Lowman to S. F. Arnot.Document090228
Document, Referee's Deed, December 1, 1879, A. J. Robertson Referee to Stephen G. Arnot and Jacob Lowman.Document090229
Document, Deed (Warranty) June 14, 1889, Charlotte H. Arnot and Fanny P. Whitney to Jacob Lowman.Document090229
Document, Deed, April 29, 1880, Peter J. Deaw Sheriff to Samuel Powell.Document090231
Document, Deed May 10, 1880, Samuel Powell to Jacob Lowman .Document090232
Document, Warranty Deed September 1, 1882, George Fish and Amanda Fish to Jacob Lowman.Document090233
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