Thomas Leiper Kane

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.

Footnotes

Thomas Leiper Kane (K8K9-SZ8), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 30 Apr 2022). Thomas Leiper Kane, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/thomas-leiper-kane, accessed 30 Apr. 2022). "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 30 Apr. 2022); Thomas Leiper Kane, 6 Jun. 1828, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, p. 279; citing Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, “Pennsylvania, various records : Greens and Browns collection,” image 284/326; DGS 102471188. "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 30 Apr. 2022); Gel. Thomas L. Kane, 26 Dec. 1883, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania; citing Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bureau of Health, “Registration of deaths, 1803-1903; arranged by year and cemetery,” image 758/1324; DGS 4058724. Tunis Garret Bergen, ed., Genealogies of the State of New York: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation, vol. III, Long Island ed. (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1915), p. 1156; digital images, Google Books (https://books.google.com, accessed 30 Apr. 2022).

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  • Page 303

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    April 7, 1858 ~ Wednesday April 7th I spent the day in loading my waggons I took one load of 4 secretaries in the historians office onto my waggons April 8, 1858 ~ Thursday 8th I started this morning with 3 loads for provo two loads of secretaries and one of Goods it soon began to snow and I rode 12 miles on a slow walk in the worst snow storm we have had this winter I came near freezing my hands ...
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    April 7, 1858 April 8, 1858 April 9, 1858 April 10, 1858 April 11, 1858 April 12, 1858 April 13, 1858 April 17, 1858 April 18, 1858
  • Page 304

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    April 19, 1858 ~ Monday April 19th 1858 I spent the day in preparing to move 3 loads to provo April 20, 1858 ~ Tuesday 20th I took up most of my choice budded peaches, plums, Apricotts grapes &c and loaded them in Brother Wandles carriage to take to Beaver April 21, 1858 ~ Wednesday 21 I took two horse teams went to Jordons Mill, got 47 bushels of wheat Ground went to Union ville and ...
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    April 19, 1858 April 20, 1858 April 21, 1858 April 22, 1858 April 23, 1858 April 24, 1858 April 25, 1858
  • Page 306

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    May 10th that the work of the Latter Day Saints was spreading in England they had again opened the preaching places which had been closed through persecution he left the Mo river about the 3rd of May. he saw no supply or trains or troops on the way but said Congress had passed a Bill giving the President power to raise four Rigments of volunteers to go against Utah President Buchanan is determined to do all in ...
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    May 11, 1858 May 12, 1858 May 13, 1858 May 14, 1858 May 15, 1858 May 16, 1858 May 17, 1858 May 18, 1858 May 19, 1858
  • Page 309

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    May 24th of theyem they will yet see the day when they will asx aid and assistance at my hands. I spent the evening at the office and wrote a Letter to Mrs. W. May 25, 1858 ~ Tuesday 25th I spent the day in the office upon my history President Young spent the fore part of the day in the office. while speaking of Col Kane President Young said Col Kane did say ...
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    May 25, 1858
  • Page 314

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    June 16, 1858 ~ Wednesday June 16th I spent the forenoon in taking cows to D Carters pasture & visiting my crops In the afternoon I spent a short time in the office. Gov Powell Delivered an address before a large assembly of Saints male & female the Authorities of the Church were present, at the close of the meeting Gov Powell & Maj McCullough with Presidents Young & Kimball met with us in the Historians ...
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    June 16, 1858 June 17, 1858 June 18, 1858 June 19, 1858 June 20, 1858 June 21, 1858 June 22, 1858
  • Page 315

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    June 26 six ^thousand^ troops on the way but it was reported that they had word to stop untill they heard from the peace commissioners sent to Utah. he said when we left England we expected to be taken prisioners when we reached the states but the way was open before them from day to day when they passed forts Carney & Laremie they were overshadowed by a cloud & dark mist so they passed unseen we passed ...
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    June 23, 1858 June 24, 1858
  • Page 316

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    24th June for the east we had much conversation upon the subject of being betrayed by the Government & their officers we heard the merchants were angry because they could not rent any houses in Great Salt Lake City June 25, 1858 ~ Friday 25th I ploughed one acre of potatoes & other vegitable with a shovel plough it was the first time I ever used a shovel plough I felt vary weary at night the Mail arived in G. S. Lake City from the East ...
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    June 25, 1858 June 26, 1858 June 27, 1858
  • Page 322

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    August 15, 1858 ~ Sunday Aug 15 Sunday I spent most of the day in the presidents office in looking over the papers & listening to their conversation H C Kimball Joseph Young & several others were in soon Harvey Whitlock and came in when the conversation turned upon a variety of subjects Harvy Whitlock is a Doctor of the old school President Young said that good and bad men will act out what is in them But God controlls all ...
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    August 15, 1858
  • Page 388

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    the present I think but should it not be so should I have to burn up my Buildings and if we are driven to lay waste our cities & fields, I will tell you that we should not build build much more here but it will be a great war and we shall live in tents & shanties till we go back to Jackson County The Catholicks are laying deep plans to overthrow the Protestant Nations who are watching us but the Catholics say but little about us.) I spent the day on the ...
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    March 8, 1859 March 9, 1859 March 10, 1859
  • Page 135

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1860 – October 22, 1865)

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    April 27 1861 Rail Road Bridges Been burned to stop the Northern Army from gathering at Washington and much excitement prevails throughout the whole country. Gov Cummings & Mr Bell was in when the message was read the Govornor looked sober April 28, 1861 ~ Sunday 278 Sunday I met with my Quorum in the morning I did not dress I went to visit Hosea Stout who had been sick nigh unto death but He was now getting better I ...
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    April 28, 1861