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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 132 Collections and/or Records:

E. Kent Kane research on the Leiper family, 1915-1977

 Sub-Series — Box: 52
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 11
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, genealogical notes, and other materials gathered by Kane on the Leiper family. Materials date from between 1915 and 1977.

E. Kent Kane research on Thomas L. Kane, 1846-1977

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, biographical sketches, clippings, and notes gathered by Kane on the life of Thomas L. Kane (1822-1883). Materials date from between 1846 and 1977.

E. Kent Kane research on Thomas L. Kane, Jr., approximately 1931

 Sub-Series — Box: 52
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 9
Scope and Contents Contains a letter and biographical sketch gathered by Kane on the life of Thomas L. Kane, Jr. (1863-1929). Materials date from approximately 1931.

E. Kent Kane research on William Wood, 1895-1918

 Sub-Series — Box: 52
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 13
Scope and Contents Contains excerpts from autobiographical accounts and other material gathered by Kane on the life of William Wood (1808-1894). Materials date from between 1895 and 1918.

Elisha Kent Kane, Jr. papers, 1906-1942

 Sub-Series — Box: 40
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, cards, and other materials produced by Kane. Most of the letters relate to Kane's military service during the First World War. Items date from between 1906 and 1942.

Elisha Kent Kane papers, 1869-1929

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains letters, notes, pamphlets, clippings, and other materials by Kane. Materials document his activities, including his work at the hospital and his family relationships. Materials date from between 1869 and 1929.

Elizabeth D. Kane correspondence, 1912

 Sub-Series — Box: 40
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains a letter from Kane relating to a family outing. Item dates from 1912.

Elizabeth Wood Kane autobiography, 1869

 Sub-Series — Box: 31, Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 4 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials include a typescript copy of Elizabeth Wood Kane's autobiography, "The Story of the Mother of the Regiment". It focuses on on Elizabeth's life during the Utah War and the Civil War. She also writes about the founding of Kane, Pennsylvania and about her husband, Thomas L. Kane, going to Utah in 1857 and fighting in the Civil War. There are some marginal notes and underlining by Elizabeth's son, Elisha Kent Kane. Dated 1869.

Elizabeth Wood Kane biography of John Kane, 1921

 Sub-Series — Box: 34, Folder: 3
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 4 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains a published biography by Kane of the life of John Kane, dating from 1921. Includes genealogical information on the Kane family.

Elizabeth Wood Kane correspondence, 1857-1894

 Sub-Series — Box: 34, Folder: 9-14
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence by Kane written between 1857 and 1894. Most of the letters are to members of the Kane family, and include information on family activities and travels. Also includes correspondence related to Kane's research on Silas Freeman.