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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 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

Thomas L. Kane personal papers, 1835-1886

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains the more personal papers of Kane. It includes papers relating to his youth, a large collection of letters he sent home from England and France, his early correspondence with Elizabeth Wood, and their correspondence following their marriage. It also includes his correspondence with Elizabeth's father, William Wood, as well as with other Kane family members. Materials date between 1835 to 1886.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1835-1886

Thomas L. Kane travel correspondence, 1835-1854

 Sub-Series — Box: 9
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 2 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains letters of correspondence written and received by Kane throughout his travels in England and France. The materials span the years of 1835 and 1854, the bulk of the material dating from 1840 to 1846.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1835-1854

William Wood autobiography, 1894-1895

 Sub-Series — Box: 34, Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 4 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains an autobiography and an obituary about Wood's life. Includes genealogical information about the family, copies of correspondence, photographs, and other information on the Wood family. Materials date from between 1894 and 1895.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1894-1895

William Wood family papers, 1842-1906

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains letters and other materials relating to the Wood family, dealing primarily with family activities. Materials date from between 1842 and 1906.
Dates: 1842-1906