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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 5 Collections and/or Records:

Kane family manuscripts and pamphlets, 1898

 Sub-Series — Box: 40
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7 Sub-Series 13
Scope and Contents Contains pamphlets and manuscripts relating to the Kane family, including information on the Van Rensselaer family and Thomas L. Kane's service during the Civil War. Materials date from around 1898.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1898

Thomas L. and Elizabeth Wood Kane correspondence from Civil War, 1861-1863

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 5 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence between Kane and his wife Elizabeth during his service in the Civil War. Includes information on the course of the war, the Kane family, and personal business. Materials date from between 1861 and 1863.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1861-1863

Thomas L. Kane correspondence from Civil War, 1861-1877

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 5 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence between Kane and family members and friends. Includes discussion of the conduct of the war, command of the Bucktails Regiment, and family and personal news. Also includes correspondence on Kane's resignation in 1863, and later reminiscences. Materials date from between 1861 and 1877.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1861-1877

Thomas L. Kane notes, correspondence, and other material from Civil War, 1861-1883

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 5 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, notes, clippings, and other material related to Kane's wartime service. Also contains additional materials related to the war without clear ties to Kane. Materials date from between 1861 and 1883.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1861-1883

Thomas L. Kane papers on the Civil War, 1861-1906

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains material relating to Kane's Civil War experience, including his correspondence with his wife, his capture by the Confederate Army, his release in a prisoner exchange, his Bucktails regiment, and a variety of post-war materials, including his correspondence with the artist of the murals for the Battle of Gettysburg.
Dates: 1861-1906