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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, Discharge of Mortgage, Jachob Tiec to Vincent Goldsmith January 11, 1879.Document090503
Document, Discharge of Mortgage, David H. Tuthill to B. S. Carpenter and Catherine L. Carpenter, March 12, 1864.Document090504
Document, Satisfaction of Mortgage, Henry M. Partridge, William Ogden, Christopher Puswick and Newton P. Fassett to Donohue Ball. October 13, 1873.Document090505
Document, Satisfaction of Mortgage, Moris L. Bennett and others to Seth J. Snell his and wife Susan K. April 6, 1877.Document090506
Document,Discharge of Mortgage Thomas Powell and others to Jacob Lowman, March 5, 1853.Document090507
Document, Satisfaction of Mortgage, William James Roe to George Sowman and Sillis his wife and Jacob Lowman, August 16, 1853.Document090509
Document, Discharge of Mortgage, H. Dolly to Robert Beckwich, May 11, 1866.Document090511
Document, Names of Payment June 9, 1863.Document090512
Map, Map of Lands S. T. Arnot and J. Lowman, Town of Elmira.Map090601
Map, Map of I. Lowman's Homested, Martin Lowman, David Stage, Chris Tice and Wid, Chemung August 4, 1824, by B. Wynkoop, 1924.Map090602
Document, Land for Grand Gib From Jacob Lowman.Document090603
Document, Description of Goldsmith land. Town of Elmira. A. P. Bovier 1878.Document090604
Map, Map of Property A. T. L.Map090605
Document, To Samuel E. Everett and J. L. Everett, the route intended to be adopted by the New York Lackawanna and Western Railway Company, in the County of Chemung, December 27, 1880 from Fred Chambers.Document090606
Document, Sub 13, Lot 148, Stephen Cumberling to Stephen Goldsmith. In 1868 Stephen Goldsmith died and leaving his sole heir at Conneys, Recorded September 12, 1846.Document090607
Document, Quit Clain Mortgage April 14, 1852. George Lowman and Aaron Konkle to Daniel R. Harris. Document090608
Map, Lot # 148 Town of Elmira, County of Tioga two ??? from New Town.Map090609
Document, First Parcel, Lewis L. Carr and Wife to Kelsey Tubbs, August 15, 1856. Second Parcel Stephen Chambreling to Stephen Goldsmith, August 3, 1846.Document090610
Map, Map of Great Lot 180, Manning Lands. Acknowledged May 4, 1818.Map090611
Docutment, Search Lucia Brush $15.00 on East Hill Sold to Goldsmith, May 31, 1873 U. L. Lowe.Document090612
Map, Map Tioga, Great Lot 150, May 4, 1818.Map090613
Document, Charles J. Manning to Elizabeth Manning, Deed October 5, 1841, For Lots in Great Lot 150.Document090614
Document, William Greatsinyso ?. to Christine M. Greatsinyso, April 10,1858.Document090615
Document, Copy of Will of Jacob Lowman, June 7, 1884.Document090701
Document, Certified Copies from Wills, John A. Manning and Elizabeth Manning, April 9, 18??.Document 090702
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