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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:

Thomas L. Kane correspondence with friends and family, 1840-1878

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 2 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains incoming and some outgoing correspondence by Kane. Letters are primarily from family and friends, and include information about day-to-day activities, political matters, travels, and other subjects. Materials date from between 1822 and 1878.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1840-1878

Thomas L. Kane correspondence with Lajos Kossuth, approximately 1852

 Sub-Series — Box: 18
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 4 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains a card with messages to and from Kossuth. Materials date approximately 1852.
Dates: approximately 1852

Thomas L. Kane correspondence with national and local political leaders, 1845-1877

 Sub-Series — Box: 63
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 4 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains letters between Kane and political figures at the national, state, and territorial levels regarding issues and appointments. Materials date between 1845 and 1877.
Dates: 1845-1877

Thomas L. Kane correspondence with William Wood, 1840-1877

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 2 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains letters of correspondence between Kane and William Wood. The letters date between 1840 and 1877. The bulk of the letters are from 1840 to 1852.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1840-1877

Thomas L. Kane deeds, letters, and other material, 1690-1912

 Series — Box: 57
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 10
Scope and Contents Contains deeds, programs, letters, poems, and other items related to Kane and the Kane family. Includes genealogical and financial information. Materials date from between 1690 and 1912.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1690-1912

Thomas L. Kane journals, manuscripts, and other material, 1839-1886

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 2 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains journals and notebooks belonging to Kane, as well as manuscripts, letters, passports, and other materials. Items include lists of Kane's everyday dealings, his poetic and philosophical writings, his last will and testament, and his obituary. Materials date between 1839 and 1884.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1839-1886

Thomas L. Kane notes and other material on Indians and settlement of the American West, 1845-1872

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 4 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains notes, letters, and other materials collected by Kane on the Indians of Utah, Indian sign language, and westward expansion. Materials date from between 1845 and 1872.
Dates: 1845-1872

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 42nd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 1861-1906

 Sub-Series — Box: 60, Folder: 39-40
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 5 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains letters, telegraphs, newspaper clippings, and other materials related to the formation of the 42nd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. Contains information on his role in the unit, and conflicts with Charles J. Biddle. Materials date from between 1861 and 1906.
Dates: 1861-1906

Thomas L. Kane papers on the American West and politics, 1845-1930

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains material relating to Kane's related activities connected with the development of the American West. Includes information on his lobbying for appointment to territorial governorships, his interests in Alaska and Mexico, Western railroad development, and his correspondence with a variety of state and national politicians.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1845-1930