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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:

Brigham Young correspondence with Thomas L. Kane, 1846-1875

 Sub-Series — Box: 15
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 3 Sub-Series 7 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence between Brigham Young and Thomas L. Kane. Letters deal with Mormon political concerns, as well as religion and family matters. Materials date between 1846 and 1875.

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.

Thomas L. Kane correspondence with George Q. Cannon, 1859-1884

 Sub-Series — Box: 15
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 3 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains letters of correspondence between Thomas L. Kane and George Q. Cannon. Many of the letters were sent by Cannon from Washington, D.C. and Salt Lake City, Utah as he served as chief political strategist for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They were received by Kane in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Letters date between 1859 to 1884, the majority of which date between 1874 to 1878.

Thomas L. Kane legislative drafts on Utah statehood, approximately 1849-1872

 Sub-Series — Box: 14
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 3 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains legislative drafts regarding Utah statehood. Materials date between approximately 1849 and 1872.