Carney, Thomas, 1824-1888

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Governor of Kansas.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to the Attorney-General [E.R. Hoar], 1869 Mar. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134338

Kansas governor, 1862-1864.

From the description of Letters, 1863. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 28106826

Thomas A. Carney was born in Kenton, Ohio, 20 August, 1824, to James and Sarah Carney. Occupations included Ohio farmer, Ohio Merchant [Cincinnati], Illinois farmer, Kansas Merchant, Kansas State Legislator, Governor of Kansas, Mayor of Leavenworth, Director of the Lawrence and Ft. Gibson Railway, and President of the First National Bank of Leavenworth.

His siblings included: Dr. Theodore W. (oldest), LeRoy S. (born 10 May, 1826, died 19 November 1860), and Creighton (youngest, died 1886). Half-siblings included: Sarah, Harrison, and Caroline Waldron.

Thomas Carney married Rebecca Ann Canady on 13 November, 1851, in Ohio. Their five sons included: (1) Edwin LeRoy (born 1853, died 27 July, 1902), a Harvard College graduate, 1875, Leavenworth lawyer, City Attorney 1879-1881, and Mason. He married Mary Fitz-William, daughter of Leavenworth's founder. (2) William Ware (born 5 July, 1854, died 6 May 1927) married Alice Louise Farrell (born 1857, died 1935). (3) Harry Canaday (born 1857, died 1915) worked as a government assayer at Butte, Montana. (4) Charles Thomas (born 1861, died 1938), a Meeker, Colorado, ranchman, married Emilie W. (born 1864, died 1917). (5) And Frankie, who died in infancy (24 December 1863).

Carney died 28 July, 1888 in Leavenworth, Kansas, of apoplexy.

From the guide to the Thomas Carney Family Papers, 1832 - 1938, (University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection)

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referencedIn United States American Freedmen's Inquiry Commission records, 1862-1864. Houghton Library
creatorOf Thomas Carney correspondence, 1862-1865, 1874 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kanas Collection
creatorOf Carney, Thomas, 1824-1888. Letters, 1863. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Connelley, William Elsey, 1855-1930. William Elsey Connelley papers, 1878-1931. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Correspondence, 1863-1879 Smithsonian Institution Archives
referencedIn Litvin, Martin. Papers on Julia Fletcher Carney, 1843-1988. Andover-Harvard Theological Library
creatorOf Carney, Thomas, 1824-1888. [Thomas Carney family papers] University of Kansas Archives / MSS / Rare Books, Kenneth Spencer Research Library
creatorOf Thomas Carney Family Papers, 1832 - 1938 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kanas Collection
creatorOf Kansas. Governor (1863-1865 : Carney). Kansas Governor Thomas Carney letters & other items received and an index to letters sent, 1861-1863. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Carney, Thomas, 1824-1888. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to the Attorney-General [E.R. Hoar], 1869 Mar. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Blunt, James Gillpatrick, 1826-1881. person
associatedWith Carney family family
associatedWith Carney family. family
associatedWith Connelley, William Elsey, 1855-1930. person
associatedWith Hoar, E. R. (Ebenezer Rockwood), 1816-1895, person
associatedWith Kansas. Governor (1863-1865 : Carney) corporateBody
associatedWith Lane, James Henry, 1814-1866, person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, person
correspondedWith Litvin, Martin. person
associatedWith Lowman, Hovey E., d. 1872 person
correspondedWith Sinks, Tiffin person
associatedWith Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1809-1865, person
correspondedWith United States. American Freedmen's Inquiry Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Williams, I. M. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Land speculation
Lawrence, Kansas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Kansas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Delaware Indians--Kansas
Land Speculation, Kansas
Lawrence Massacre, Lawrence, Kan., 1863
Kansas. Governors. Correspondence, reminiscences, etc
Quantrill's raid--Lawrence, Kansas, 1863


Birth 1824-08-20

Death 1888-07-28



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