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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 50 Collections and/or Records:

Bernard Evan Kane correspondence, 1920-1924

 Sub-Series — Box: 40
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains letters by Kane to family members written between 1920 and 1924. Includes information on his studies and his courtship of Ruth Rogers Wade.

Brigham Young correspondence and other material, 1846-1878

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 3 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, a will, and other materials related to Young's interactions with other Mormon leaders. Includes information on his relationship with Thomas L. Kane, Mormon relations with Native American peoples, and the development of Utah. Materials date from between 1846 and 1878.

Brigham Young correspondence with Thomas L. Kane, 1846-1875

 Sub-Series — Box: 15
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 3 Sub-Series 7 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence between Brigham Young and Thomas L. Kane. Letters deal with Mormon political concerns, as well as religion and family matters. Materials date between 1846 and 1875.

Brigham Young will and other material, 1872-1878

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 3 Sub-Series 7 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains Brigham Young's will, legal documents, and other miscellaneous materials which date between 1871 and 1878.

E. Kent Kane papers on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1901-1959

 Sub-Series — Box: 49
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains addresses, manuscripts, and other materials related to Kane's travels to Utah in 1949 and 1957. Includes information on his interactions with Church leaders, and his views on his grandfather, Thomas L. Kane. Materials date from between 1901 and 1959.

Elisha Kent Kane papers, 1869-1929

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains letters, notes, pamphlets, clippings, and other materials by Kane. Materials document his activities, including his work at the hospital and his family relationships. Materials date from between 1869 and 1929.

Elizabeth Wood Kane autobiography, 1869

 Sub-Series — Box: 31, Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 4 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials include a typescript copy of Elizabeth Wood Kane's autobiography, "The Story of the Mother of the Regiment". It focuses on on Elizabeth's life during the Utah War and the Civil War. She also writes about the founding of Kane, Pennsylvania and about her husband, Thomas L. Kane, going to Utah in 1857 and fighting in the Civil War. There are some marginal notes and underlining by Elizabeth's son, Elisha Kent Kane. Dated 1869.

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 correspondence, 1857-1894

 Sub-Series — Box: 34, Folder: 9-14
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence by Kane written between 1857 and 1894. Most of the letters are to members of the Kane family, and include information on family activities and travels. Also includes correspondence related to Kane's research on Silas Freeman.

Elizabeth Wood Kane correspondence and other material, 1830-1909

 Sub-Series — Box: 25
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains letters, programs, and other material by Kane. The correspondence is primarily with family members, and deals with concerns. Also includes materials related to her work with the Women's Christian Temperance Union. Materials date from between 1830 and 1909.