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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, Deed Warranty April 23, 1884, Adeline McGahen to S. F. Arnot and Jacob Lowman.Document090233
Document, Warranty Deed March 28, 1889, William Lowman and wife to Jacob Lowman.Document090234
Document, Deed (Quit-Claim) August 15, 1895, Edward M. Lowman and others to Jesse C. Lowman.Document090235
Document, Mortgage May 25, 1875, Margaret A. Goldsmith and Vincent M. Goldsmith to Millen McHenry (Guardian).Document090302
Document, Mortgage May 10, 1877, Margaret A. Goldsmith to Henry C. Bacon. Mortgage May 30, 1878, Henry C. Bacon to S. D. Hewburt.Document090303
Document, Chattel Mortgage July 10, 1877, George Lowman to Jacob Lowman. Document090304
Document, Chattel Mortgage (paid in full) December 20, 1878 Vincent M. Goldsmith to S. F. Arnot and Lowman. Document09 0305
Document, Mortgage February 11, 1885, Charity B. Lowman to Fannie R. Crawfon.Document090306
Document, Chattel Mortgage March 6, 1855, Mark Corner?. to Jacob Lowman.Document090307
Document, Mortgage April 23, 1859, Berzalial S. Carpenter and Catherine his wife to Tracy Beadle, president of the Bank of Chemung.Document090308
Document, Mortgage October 30, 1807, Jacob Bopp and Elizabeth his Wife to Jacob Lowman.Document090309
Document, Mortgage August 16, 1809,Vincent M. Goldsmith and Margaret his wife to Jacob Tice.Document090310
Document, Assignment November 18, 1843. Assignment of Mortgage James Collins to Salvanus Lowman? Document090311
Document, Mortgage May 11, 1806, Isaac H. Dolly to Robert Beckwith.Document090312
Document, Mortgage, June 10, 1845,John Kent and Polly his wife to George Lowman and Jacob Lowman.Document090313
Document, Mortgage May 23, 1849, Jacob Lowman to Elmore Everett.Document090314
Document.Assignment of Judgement April 18, 1838, Robert Covell Sr. and Robert Covell Jr. Jacob Lowman.Document090401
Document, Assignment of Mortgage July 9, 1806, Robert Beckwith to Jacob Magie.Document090402
Document, Assignment of Mortgage January 11, 1879, Jacob Magie to Stephen T. Arnot.Document090403
Document,Assignment of Mortgage March 9, 1886, Guilford R. Tobey Executor to Anis S. Thornton.Document090404
Document, Assignment of Mortgage, March 9, 1886, Anis S. Thornton to Guilford R. Tobey.Document090405
Document, Assignment of Mortgage, Miller McHenry (Guardian) Stephen T. Arnot, January 11, 1879.Document090406
Document, (Executor) Hector M. Seward to Stephen T. Arnot, January 11, 1879.Document, 090407
Document, Discharge of Mortgage, Stephen T. Arnot, Margaret A. Goldsmith and Vincent M. Goldsmith, April 1, 1825.Document090501
Document, Discharge of Mortgage, Guilford R. Tobey to Nelson Brando and Frank Havens, August 10, 1882. Document090502
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