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Rev Andrew Jackson Kane

Rev Andrew Jackson Kane

Birth
Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Death 14 Nov 1896 (aged 79)
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Plot Block 7, 48
Memorial ID 24785370 · View Source
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Died, at his home, 820 South Second street, at 10:15 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, of heart failure, Elder Andrew J. Kane, in the eightieth year of his age. Andrew J. Kane was born in Guilford county, N.C., Feb. 11, 1817. His father died when he was a babe and his mother in his early boyhood. While still a child, he was brought to Indiana by his eldest brother, Morrison Kane with whom he lived until he grew to manhood. At the age of 21 years he started out for himself, going first to Chicago, thence to Fort Clark or Peoria, then to Springfield, where, with the exception of about three years, when he was the pastor of the christian church at Jacksonville, he has since resided.

On his way from Peoria to Springfield, Mr. Kane came by Carpenter's mill on the Sangamon river, and the first bridge across the river was then being built at that point. Being a carpenter by trade, he was employed as one of the workmen in its construction. About the year 1840 Mr. Kane determined to enter the ministry, and took up the study of Latin and Greek with the Reverend Francis Springer as his tutor. He was, shortly afterward, ordained to preach by the Christian church in this city and for more than 50 years he was actively engaged in preaching the gospel.

There are very few congregations in central Illinois of the brotherhood to which he belonged, that have not heard him preach. Before the time of railroads in this state, Mr. Kane went from one church to another on horseback with his saddle baqs behind him, in one side of which he carried his bible and in the other, his baggage. He was one of the original members who organized the American Christian Missionary society and was contemporary in his labors with such leading spirits as Alexander Campbell, Isaac Errett, O.A. Burgess and D. P. Henderson.

Mr. Kane was a faithful Bible student and his familiarity with the scriptures, from Genesis to Revelations, was most remarkable. He loved his ministry and the labors of fifty years, with all of the accompanying trials of pioneer life, failed to diminish his zeal or weary him in his work. It was with the greatest reluctance that, within the last year, he gave up any further effort to preach. Latterly he had been attacked at intervals, with weakness of the heart. Though unable to leave the city, he has been able, most of the time, to go about and yesterday was more than usually cheerful.

In May, 1847, Mr. Kane was married to Caroline M. Beers, daughter of Philo and Martha Beers. He has had ten children, seven of whom are still living. He is survived by his widow, Caroline M. Kane, his sons, Judge Charles P. Kane of this city; Henry B. Kane, Eugene Kane and Newell Kane, now residing at Palestine, Tex.; and his daughters, Mrs. T. DeQuincey Tully of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Julia and Isabella Kane of this city.

IL State Journal, Springfield, IL 11-15-1896


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  • Originally Created by: Charles W Brown
  • Added: 20 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24785370
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Andrew Jackson Kane (11 Feb 1817–14 Nov 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24785370, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by BjJ (contributor 46902476) .