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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 Samuel E. Eastman and Annis Ford Eastman, his wife to Kate Lowman July 27, 1906. A Tract of land One Dollar, Henry F. Read Clerk.Document010906
Document, Deed Kate H. Smith to George W. Hoffman August 16, 1893 a tract of land for Eleven Hundred Dollars signed S. Filch ClerkDocument010907
Document, Contract George W. Hoffman with Seymour Lowman April 1, 1895 Cancelled by Deed July 16, 1907.Document010908
Document, Deed Seymour Lowman to Fanny S. Lowman, September 29, 1905 a Tract of land for One Dollar signed by Fred Schornstheimer clerk.Document010909
Document, Contract George W. Hoffman with Seymour Lowman cancelled by deed March 27, 1893.Document,010910
Document, Tract of land in the city of Elmira, County of Chemung and the State of New York, June 19, 1877 known as William B. Robinson's Addition. Deed Kate H. Lowman September 1, 1905 to date hereof.Document010911
Document. Chemung County Clerk's Abstract of Title, Seymour Lowman January 6, 1921. (Tract of land known as the Martin Lowman homestead farm).Document010912
Document, Deed, George W. Hoffman and wife to Seymour Lowman Recorded March 28, 1893, A. S. Filch Clerk.Document 010913
Document, Contract for Property, Kate H. Lowman to Frank W. Sweet and Miretta V. Sweet, May 1, 1922.Document 010914
Newspaper Clipping July 16, 1967, photo of the house built Jacob Lowman Sr. in 1819, at Lowman. Jacob Lauman was born in Middletown, Pennslvania October 11, 1769. When he settled in Chemung he dropped the German spelling Lauman and changed to Lowman. After Jacob Lowman Sr. died in 1840, his son Jacob Lowman Jr. occupied it until his death. Newspaper Clipping011001
Newspaper Clipping, Seymour Lowman's Book. He has been compiling a book entitled "The Lowmans of Chemung County" the volume contains local history of value and interest to many besides the Lowmans.Newspaper Clipping011002
Newspaper Clipping, Steeplejacks Repair Lightning Damage to Wellsburg Spire. The church was built in 1868, is recognized as a Architectural gem. deigned by I. O. Perry of New York City. The church was founded by Horatio Evans of Binghamton and John Lowman father of Seymoun Lowman.Newspaper Clipping011003
Will, Copy of Will of George Lowman. Found in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania September 21, 1933. George Lowman Will , Preved August 14. A. D. 1809. Witnesses Jacob Snider and Elisha Green.Will011004
Will, Frank Lowman , of the town of Bainbridge, in the County of Chenango and State of New York his last will and testanent. November 29, 1929. Will011005
Will, Rhoby H. Smith, of the town of Bainbridge, County of Chenango, State of New York his last will December 14, 1908. Signed Sebert B. Hollenbeck, Bainbridge, New York and Clarence E. Clark, Bainbridge, New York.Will011006
Tally, Statement of Fanny S. Lowman's deal relation to farm and investments April 4, 1894.Tally011007
Document. Abstract William Wisner. Witness at Elmira October 9, 1896. Lot # 9 of William B. Robinson addison to Elmira.Document011008
Document, Offical Setlement of the Estate of Seymour Lowman October 21, 1940.Document011009
Document, Petetion of Fanny Lowman of the Surrogate's Courtof Chemung County for the sale land from the estate of George S. Lowman, June 30, 1900Document011010
Document, In the matter of the Judicial settlement of the Intermediate Account of Abner Marshall Lowman and Chemung Canal Trust Company , as Executors of the last Will and Testament of Seymour Lowman. May 15, 1941.Document011011
Document, Surrogate's Court village of Norwich, Chenango County, New York. June 15, 1891,the last Will and Testament of Dinah Bixby. The goods, chattles and credits of his said Willis hereby granted unto Fanny S. Lowman.Document011012
Document, Quick-Deed Joel J. Bixby and Sophronia A. Bixby to Dinah Bixby and George P. Bixby. Paid one thousand dollars to the party of the first part September 12, 1859.Document011013
Mamuscript part one of Seymour Lowman Book. "The Lowman in Chemung County" 1779 - 1905.Manuscript011101
Manuscript part two Seymour Lowman Book, "The Lowmans in Chemung County" 1812Manuscript011201
Letter, To Mr. Lowman from Maude Wilson Kimbark December 2, 1935. She was looking for the Old Landis Home where her mother was lived. Her Mother the only child of Susan Bryer Van Diven Landis and George Landis. George Landis the only child of Elizabeth Lowman and Peter Landis. Peter Landis Will.Letter01232
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