President Abraham Lincoln

12 February 1809–15 April 1865 (Age 56)
Hardin, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Abraham

When President Abraham Lincoln was born on 12 February 1809, in Hardin, Kentucky, United States, his father, Thomas Herring Lincoln, was 31 and his mother, Nancy Hanks, was 25. He married Mary Ann Todd on 4 November 1842, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 15 April 1865, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

President Abraham Lincoln
1809–1865
Mary Ann Todd
1818–1882
Marriage: 4 November 1842
Robert Todd Lincoln
1843–1926
Edward Baker Lincoln
1846–1850
William Wallace Lincoln
1850–1862
Thomas Lincoln
1853–1871

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 November 1842
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1812

Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1814 · British Burn the Capital

Age 5

During the War of 1812, on August 24, 1814, the British troops invade Washington D.C., they set fire to the Capitol, the President's Mansion, and other landmarks. The most famous story that comes from this event is that Abigail Adams saved the portrait of George Washington from the flames in the President's House.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 16

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of Lincoln, so named from an original British name Lindo- ‘lake’ + Latin colonia ‘settlement’, ‘colony’. The place was an important administrative center during the Roman occupation of Britain and in the Middle Ages it was a center for the manufacture of cloth, including the famous ‘Lincoln green’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Abraham Lincoln Iconic black and white photograph of Lincoln showing his head and shoulders. An 1863 daguerreotype of Lincoln, at the age of 54. 16th President o …

Sources (3)

  • Abram Lincoln, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abraham Lincoln, "United States Census, 1860"
  • President Abraham Lincoln in entry for Robert Todd Lincoln, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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