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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:

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.

Thomas L. Kane account of visit to Utah, 1877, 1877 August-1877 September

 Sub-Series — Box: 17
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 3 Sub-Series 11
Scope and Contents Contains a written account by Kane of his travel and visit in Utah in 1877. Includes information on prominent Mormons he visited with, as well as the development of transportation and settlements in the West.

Thomas L. Kane correspondence and other material on Mormon business ventures, 1870-1877

 Sub-Series — Box: 17
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 3 Sub-Series 12
Scope and Contents Contains letters, articles of incorporation, and other materials relating to Mormon businesses in Utah. Includes information on the Canaan Cooperative Stock Company, the United Order, the Utah Western Railway Company, and the Zion's Cooperative Mercantile Institution (ZCMI). Materials date from between 1870 and 1877.

Thomas L. Kane correspondence with George Q. Cannon, 1859-1884

 Sub-Series — Box: 15
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 3 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains letters of correspondence between Thomas L. Kane and George Q. Cannon. Many of the letters were sent by Cannon from Washington, D.C. and Salt Lake City, Utah as he served as chief political strategist for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They were received by Kane in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Letters date between 1859 to 1884, the majority of which date between 1874 to 1878.

Thomas L. Kane letters and notes from visit to Utah, 1871-1873

 Sub-Series — Box: 17
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 3 Sub-Series 10
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence and notes by Kane relating to his trip to Utah and tour of settlements in the territory, as well as information on local Indians. Materials date from between 1871 and 1873.

Thomas L. Kane newspaper clippings on Mormons, 1858-1859

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 3 Sub-Series 14
Scope and Contents Contains newspaper clippings on the Mormons collected by Kane. Includes information on the development of Utah, the Mormon Church, and the Utah Expedition. Some articles discuss Kane's role in the settlement of the crisis. Materials date from between 1858 and 1859.