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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 45 Collections and/or Records:

Kane family personal papers, 1869-1965

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, journals, and other materials from members of the Kane family descendend from Thomas L. and Elizabeth Wood Kane. Includes information the individual family members, as well as relationships between different branches of the family. Materials date from between 1869 and 1965.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1869-1965

Robert Livingston Kane correspondence, 1923

 Sub-Series — Box: 40
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7 Sub-Series 10
Scope and Contents Contains a letter by Kane to William Wood Kane written in 1923 regarding his studies at the Pennsylvania Military College.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1923

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. and Elizabeth Wood Kane correspondence from courtship and marriage, 1852-1853

 Sub-Series — Box: 10
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence between Thomas L. Kane and Elizabeth Dennistoun Wood related to their courtship. Letters date from July 1852 to May 1853.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1852-1853

Thomas L. Kane correspondence, 1924

 Sub-Series — Box: 40
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7 Sub-Series 11
Scope and Contents Contains a letter of apology by Thomas L. and Thelma Kane to his parents, Evan O'Neill and Lila Kane, dating from 1924.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1924

Thomas L. Kane correspondence and other material on military service, 1869-1878

 Sub-Series — Box: 24
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 5 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence between Kane and William Rickards, among others, related to Kane's service during the Civil War. Materials date from between 1869 and 1878.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1869-1878

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 correspondence, manuscripts, and other material on Mexico and Alaska, 1868-1930

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 4 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, notes, speeches, and other materials related to Kane's interest in exploration and colonization in Mexico and Alaska. Materials date from between 1868 and 1930.
Dates: 1868-1930

Thomas L. Kane correspondence on territorial appointments, approximately 1869-1875

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 4 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence by Kane with federal officials to be appointed as territorial governor in Utah or Washington. Materials date approximately from 1869 to 1875.
Dates: approximately 1869-1875

Thomas L. Kane correspondence with Elizabeth Wood Kane, 1853-1878

 Sub-Series — Box: 10
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains letters between Thomas L. Kane and his wife, Elizabeth. Correspondence materials date between 1853 to 1878, with the bulk of the material dating between 1853 to 1854.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1853-1878