Thomas Leiper Kane

27 Jan 1822 - 26 Dec 1883
Thomas Leiper Kane (1822-1883) was born 27 Jan. 1822 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania. He was the son of John Kintzing Kane and Jane Du Val Leiper. He married Elizabeth Denniustoun Wood on 21 Apr. 1853. He corresponded with Wilford Woodruff and other church leaders to facilitate the Saints' migration West with the cooperation of the U.S. government, he mediated communications during the Utah War, and he later contrubted to Utah's success at obtaining statehood. He died 26 Dec. 1883 in Philadelphia.

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