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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:

Kane family lithographs, clippings, and other material, 1815-1931

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 11
Scope and Contents Contains lithographs, clippings, notes, and other materials relating to the Kane family activities. Materials date from between 1815 and 1931.

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 manuscripts, letters, and other material, 1815-1874

 Sub-Series — Box: 65
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 11 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains manuscript accounts, letters, notes, speeches, and other materials relating to the Kane family, the development of western Pennsylvania, and Thomas L. Kane's principles. Materials date from between 1815 and 1874.

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 oversized photographs, approximately 1840-1900

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 11 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains oversized photographs of or related to the Kane family. The photographs depict people and portraits of people, a house that presumably was occupied by the Kane family, a monument dedicated to Thomas L. Kane's Civil War regiment "The Bucktails," and a reunion of that regiment. Materials are largely undated and unlabeled, but presumably date from the mid-19th century to early 20th century.

Kane family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792
Scope and Contents Materials contain the papers of the Kane family of Philadelphia and Kane, Pennsylvania. Includes papers created and collected by John K. Kane and his wife, Jane Duval Kane; and their children, specifically Thomas L. Kane and his wife, Elizabeth Kane. Contains letters to and from several important American political and historical figures, including Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, John Hancock, Andrew Jackson, Horace Greeley, and U.S. Grant. A large portion of the collection also deals with...

Kane family papers on railroads, 1856-1932

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 8 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, notes, daybooks, and other materials relating to the Kane family's involvement in railroad development in McKean County, including the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad, the Kinzua Viaduct Railroad, the New York and Erie Railroad, and the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Materials date from between 1856 and 1932.

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 personal papers, 1869-1965

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, journals, and other materials from members of the Kane family descendend from Thomas L. and Elizabeth Wood Kane. Includes information the individual family members, as well as relationships between different branches of the family. Materials date from between 1869 and 1965.