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Kane (Family : Kane, Thomas L. (Thomas Leiper), 1822-1883)

 Family

Dates

  • Existence: 1853-

Biographical History

The Thomas L. Kane (1822-1883) and Elizabeth Kane (1836-1909) family was a prominent family from Pennsylvania, and friends of members to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the 19th Century.

The Kane family was a prominent family of politicians, lawyers, and doctors in Pennsylvania. Thomas L. Kane (1822-1883) was born in Philadelphia to John K. Kane (1795-1858), judge and politician in the city. In 1853, Thomas married Elizabeth Dennistown Wood (1836-1909), and they had four children: Harriet, Elisha, Evan, and William, who later changed his name to Thomas after the death of his father. Thomas L. Kane was a friend of Brigham Young and the Mormons and helped facilitate their migration to Utah, and forged a compromise that kept the Utah War of 1857-58 from escalating to bloodshed. Elizabeth Kane wrote a book on her visit to Utah and interaction with the Mormons during the winter of 1872-73, titled "Twelve Mormon Homes." Following the Civil War, the Kane family moved to western Pennsylvania to found the town of Kane, Pennsylvania.

Citation

UPB files, Oct. 24, 2016 (The Kane family was a prominent family of politicians, lawyers, and doctors in Pennsylvania. Thomas L. Kane (1822-1883) was born in Philadelphia to John K. Kane (1795-1858), judge and politician in the city. In 1853 he married Elizabeth Dennistown Wood (1836-1909), and they had four children: Harriet, Elisha, Evan, and William, who later changed his name to Thomas after the death of his father. Thomas L. Kane was a friend of Brigham Young and the Mormons and helped facilitate their migration to Utah, and forged a compromise that kept the Utah War of 1857-58 from escalating to bloodshed. Elizabeth Kane wrote a book on her visit to Utah and interaction with the Mormons during the winter of 1872-73, title "Twelve Mormon Homes." Following the Civil War, the Kane family moved to western Pennsylvania to found the town of Kane, Pennsylvania)

Kane family photographs and albums, circa 1830-1920

Wikipedia, via WWW, Apr. 17, 2013 (Thomas L. Kane (1822-1883); b. in Philadelphia, Pa.; son of John K. Kane; m. 1853 to Elizabeth Dennistown Wood (1836-1909), four children; est. Kane, Pa. after Civil War)

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

E. Kent Kane research on Abraham Kintzing, 1859

 Sub-Series — Box: 52
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 10
Scope and Contents Contains a biographical sketch with some notes by Kane on the life of Abraham Kintzing (1763-1835). Original sketch dates from 1859.

E. Kent Kane research on Elias Kent Kane, 1830-1977

 Sub-Series — Box: 50
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, articles, biographical sketches, and other materials gathered by Kane in his research on Elias Kent Kane (1794-1835). Materials date from between 1830 and 1977.

E. Kent Kane research on Elisha Kent Kane, 1858-1973

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, biographical sketches, notes, and other materials gathered by Kane related to his research on Elisha Kent Kane (1820-1857). Materials date from between 1858 and 1973.

E. Kent Kane research on Elizabeth Wood Kane, 1883-1921

 Sub-Series — Box: 51
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains a book and typescripts of other materials gathered by Kane in his research on Elizabeth Wood Kane (1836-1909). Materials date from between 1883 and 1921.

E. Kent Kane research on John K. Kane, 1841-1962

 Sub-Series — Box: 51
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains articles, biographical sketches, and other materials gathered by Kane on the life of John K. Kane (1795-1858). Materials date from between 1841 and 1962.

E. Kent Kane research on Thomas L. Kane, 1846-1977

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, biographical sketches, clippings, and notes gathered by Kane on the life of Thomas L. Kane (1822-1883). Materials date from between 1846 and 1977.

E. Kent Kane research on Thomas L. Kane, Jr., approximately 1931

 Sub-Series — Box: 52
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 9
Scope and Contents Contains a letter and biographical sketch gathered by Kane on the life of Thomas L. Kane, Jr. (1863-1929). Materials date from approximately 1931.

Elizabeth Wood Kane biography of John Kane, 1921

 Sub-Series — Box: 34, Folder: 3
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 4 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains a published biography by Kane of the life of John Kane, dating from 1921. Includes genealogical information on the Kane family.

Elizabeth Wood Kane other writings, 1856-1881

 Sub-Series — Box: 34, Folder: 4-8
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 4 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains drafts of biographies and a novel, as well as notes and other materials written by Kane. Materials focus on Thomas L. Kane and distant branches of the family, including the Van Rensselaer and Hawthorne families. Items date from between 1856 and 1881.