Name: Robert Van Rensselaer Kane
Birth Date: 20 Aug 1797
Birthplace: First Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, NY
Father's Name: Elisha Kane
Mother's Name: Alida Van Rensselaer
New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org
DIED-Suddenly on the night of the 8th inst., in 17th year of his age Mr. Robert Kane, son of Elisha Kane Esq. of Philadelphia and member of the junior class in Dickinson College.
Carlisle Gazette (Carlisle, PA) Friday, March 12, 1813
DIED - At Carlisle, (Penn.) on the 8th inst. Robert Van Rensselaer Kane, Student of Dickinson College, aged 16. A youth, whose amiable manners deservedly endeared him to all-It is always extremely painful to be called upon, to mourn for him, whose career is arrested by death, ere yet it has well commenced, but our grief is peculiarly poignant, when the subject of it was adorned by virtues, whose maturity promised eminence and usefulness. - In the present instance it is a severe reflection, that those amiable qualifications which formerly were the boast and joy of his friends, should now serve only to aggravate our regret for his loss.
Connecticut Journal (New Haven, CT) Monday, March 22, 1813.