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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 17 Collections and/or Records:

E. Kent Kane general research, 1854-1974

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains articles, book and encyclopedia excerpts, notes, and other materials gathered by Kane during his research on historical topics related to the Kane family. Includes information on the Bucktails Regiment, the McKean and Elk Land and Improvement Company, the Civil War, and the Mormons. Materials date from between 1854 and 1974.

Kane family collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 3190
Overview The Thomas L. and Elizabeth W. Kane family collection, 1835-1931, contains a series of materials relating primarily to Thomas, Elizabeth, and three of their four children: Harriet Amelia Kane, Elisha Kent Kane, and Evan O'Neill Kane. Among these is an American Civil War pocketbook kept by Thomas L. Kane; an original patriarchal blessing given to Thomas at Council Bluffs by Mormon patriarch John Smith and recorded by Wilford Woodruff; a letter sent from Brigham Young to Thomas when the latter...

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.

Kane family newspapers, 1851-1908

 Sub-Series — Box: 64
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 11 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains newspaper clippings of articles related to the Mormons and to the Civil War. Materials date from between 1851 and 1908.

Kane family notes, cards, and other material, 1849-1866

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains a letter, several notes, picture cards, and a botanical pressing found within printed works in the Kane family collection. The letter is concerns a trial and injustice in the life of Thomas L. Kane and is signed by his aunt. The notes include copied scriptural and lyrical passages, as well as notes on a book concerning genealogy. The picture cards depict religious scenes. Materials date from 1849 to the late 19th century.

Kane family periodical, map, and other material, date of production not identified

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains miscellaneous materials found within the Kane family collection. These consist of a medical periodical, a map, and a set of small printed cards. The medical periodical contains an article about arctic explorer Dr. Elisha Kent Kane, the brother of Thomas L. Kane. The map depicts a road extending between "Old Aquia Ville" and "Stafford Church" in an unknown location. The cards are printed with the names of European hotels, and appear to be collectible souvenirs from a trip around the...

Kane family photograph album, approximately 1840-1900

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 11 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains photographs found in first volume the Kane family photograph album. The photographs primarily depict places in the United Kingdom such as Oxford, Cambridge, and King's College, but also depict scenes in the United States and Canada, including the town of Kane, Pennsylvania, New York, Washington D.C., and Niagara Falls. Materials are largely undated and unlabeled, but presumably date from the mid 19th century to early 20th century.

Kane family photograph album, approximately 1840-1900

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 11 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains photographs found in the second volume of the Kane family photograph album. The photographs depict people and portraits of people known to the Kane family. These include Elizabeth Wood Kane's father, William Wood, and many unnamed people who are presumably Kane or Wood family members, and a single photograph depicting a living room. Materials are largely undated and unlabeled, but presumably date from the mid-19th century to early 20th century.

Kane family photograph album, approximately 1840-1900

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 11 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains photographs found in the third volume of the Kane family photograph album. The photographs primarily depict people known to the Kane family. These include photographs of the deceased Thomas L. Kane, and many unnamed people who are presumably Kane or Wood family members. Materials are largely undated and unlabeled, but presumably date from the mid-19th century to early 20th century.

Kane family photographs, approximately 1840-1900

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 11 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains photographs and related materials of the Kane family that were not found in the three-volume family photograph album. These include a steel printing plate of a portrait of Thomas L. Kane in his Civil War uniform, five prints made from that plate, a photograph of George Q. Cannon, and two photographs of unknown people. Materials are largely undated and unlabeled, but presumably date from the mid 19th century to early 20th century.