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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 48 Collections and/or Records:

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 general research, 1854-1974

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains articles, book and encyclopedia excerpts, notes, and other materials gathered by Kane during his research on historical topics related to the Kane family. Includes information on the Bucktails Regiment, the McKean and Elk Land and Improvement Company, the Civil War, and the Mormons. Materials date from between 1854 and 1974.

E. Kent Kane general research on the Kane family, 1851-1982

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains typescripts, articles, notes, pamphlets, and correspondence gathered by Kane on the history of the Kane family. Materials date from between 1851 and 1982.

E. Kent Kane papers, 1830-1982

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9
Scope and Contents Contains materials documenting the life and Kane family history research conducted by E. Kent Kane. Includes materials on Kane's personal relationship with Mormon leaders, research files, and related items. Items date from between 1830 and 1982.

E. Kent Kane personal papers, 1936-1978

 Sub-Series — Box: 49
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, pamphlets, notes, and other materials by Kane. Includes information on his political service and his historical research on the Mormons and Kane family. Materials date from between 1936 and 1978.

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, 1907-1961

 Sub-Series — Box: 51
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains clippings, notes, and other materials gathered by Kane relating to his research on Elisha Kent Kane (1856-1935). Materials date from between 1907 and 1961.