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HELP! U.S. President flag photo of Abraham LINCOLN   Abraham  LINCOLN

  (b. 12 February 1809 Kentucky, USA   d. 15 April 1865 Washington, DC, USA )  
Cause of Death: shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater

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Abraham LINCOLN was born 12 February 1809 in Kentucky, USA

Abraham LINCOLN was the child of Thomas Herring LINCOLN   and   Nancy HANKS and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Abraham Flowers LINCOLN and Bathsheba HERRING

Spouse(s)/Partner(s) and Child(ren):

Abraham  married  Mary Ann TODD 4 November 1842 in Springfield, Illinois, USA .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Mary Ann TODD  was born 13 December 1818 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.  Mary Ann died 16 July 1882 in Springfield, Illinois, USA. 

Abraham LINCOLN died 15 April 1865 in Washington, DC, USA.

Occupation: President of the United States

Born at Hardin (Larue) County, Kentucky

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Abraham LINCOLN married flag photo of Mary Ann TODD  Mary Ann TODD-- Date: 4 November 1842 Place: Springfield, Illinois, USA

Children of Abraham LINCOLN and Mary Ann TODD:

flag photo of Robert Todd LINCOLN  Robert Todd LINCOLN (b.1 August 1843, Springfield, Illinois, USA  d. 26 July 1926, Manchester, Vermont, USA )
m. Mary Eunice HARLAN 24 September 1868 in Washington, DC, USA

flag photo of Edward Baker LINCOLN  Edward Baker LINCOLN (b.10 March 1846, Springfield, Illinois, USA  d. 1 February 1850, Springfield, Illinois, USA)

flag photo of William Wallace LINCOLN  William Wallace LINCOLN (b.21 December 1850, Springfield, Illinois, USA  d. 20 February 1862, Washington, DC, USA)

flag photo of Thomas "Tad" LINCOLN  Thomas "Tad" LINCOLN (b.4 April 1853, Springfield, Illinois, USA  d. 15 July 1871, Chicago, Illinois, USA)

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birth1809 Birth
12 February 1809
, Kentucky, USA
ABRAHAM LINCOLN, the sixteenth President of the United States, was born in Hardin County, Ky., February 12, 1809. About the year 1780, a man by the name of Abraham Lincoln left Virginia with his family and moved into the then wilds of Kentucky. Only two years after this emigration, and while still a young man, he was working one day in a field, when an Indian stealthily approached and killed him. His widow was left in extreme poverty with five little children, three boys and two girls. Thomas, the youngest of the boys, and the father of President Abraham Lincoln, was four years of age at his father's death.

When twenty-eight years old, Thomas Lincoln built a log cabin, and married Nancy Hanks, the daughter of another family of poor Kentucky emigrants, who had also come from Virginia. Their second child was Abraham Lincoln, the subject of this sketch. The mother of Abraham was a noble woman, gentle, loving, pensive, created to adorn a palace, but doomed to toil and pine, and die in...Read MORE...

Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties, Iowa, Chapman Pub Co, 1894
NewsThe War of 1812 was a conflict between the United States and Great Britain, lasting from 1812 to 1815. It was primarily fueled by issues such as trade restrictions due to Britain's ongoing war with France, impressment of American sailors into the British Navy, and British support of Native American tribes against American expansion. The war ended with the Treaty of Ghent, restoring pre-war boundaries but resolving few of the initial disputes.

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NewsFrom the 1840s through the 1880s, thousands trekked westward, carrying only a few belonging and supplies for the journey, and settling on the western frontier, forever changing the American West.
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Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties, Iowa, Chapman Pub Co, 1894
marriage1842 Marriage / Partner
Abraham LINCOLN and Mary Ann TODD 4 November 1842, Springfield, Illinois, USA

He was 33 years old.
Invention 1843 - The Christmas card is invented (Sir Henry Cole and John Callcott Horsley, England)

Artificial Freezer Patented (Nancy M. Johnson, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
1843 Birth of Child
Robert Todd LINCOLN was born 1 August 1843, Springfield, Illinois, USA

Abraham was 34 years old.
1846 Birth of Child
Edward Baker LINCOLN was born 10 March 1846, Springfield, Illinois, USA

Abraham was 37 years old.
1850 Death of Child
Edward Baker LINCOLN died 1 February 1850, Springfield, Illinois, USA

Abraham was 40 years old.
1850 Birth of Child
William Wallace LINCOLN was born 21 December 1850, Springfield, Illinois, USA

Abraham was 41 years old.
1853 Birth of Child
Thomas "Tad" LINCOLN was born 4 April 1853, Springfield, Illinois, USA

Abraham was 44 years old.
Name: Abraham Lincoln
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1860
Event Place: Dist No 16 City Of Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 51
Race: White
Race (Original):
Birth Year (Estimated): 1809
Birthplace: Ky
Page: 140
Household ID: 989
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M653
GS Film Number: 803226
Digital Folder Number: 004214993
Image Number: 00142

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Abraham Lincoln M 51 Ky
Mary Lincoln F 35 Ky
Robt T Lincoln M 16 Ills
Willie W Lincoln M 9 Ills
Thomas Lincoln M 7 Ills
M Johnson F 18 Ills
Phillip Dinkell M 14 Ills
1860 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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On December 20, 1860, a little over a month after Abraham Lincoln had been elected President, South Carolina seceded from the Union. Six more states followed by the spring of 1861.

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December 20, 1860
1861 - March 4 - Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) becomes 16th President of the United States.
Lincoln's inaugural address was stirring. He appealed for the preservation of the Union. To retain his support in the North without further alienating the South, he called for compromise. He promised he would not initiate force to maintain the Union or interfere with slavery in the states in which it already existed. Soon after, Lincoln received word that Fort Sumter, located in Charleston harbor, South Carolina, would have to be resupplied. The situation presented a problem, as tensions between the North and the South were very high. Resupplying the fort might inflame the situation because it was located in a slave-holding state. Yet Lincoln, in his inaugural address, had promised that the Union would not give up control of federal territory, such as Fort Sumter. The fort was resupplied, and Lincoln refused to evacuate it. The Confederates attacked the fort on April 12, 1861. The Civil War had begun, and President Lincoln was thrust into the middle of one of this country's greatest...Read MORE...

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March 4, 1861
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1862 Death of Child
William Wallace LINCOLN died 20 February 1862, Washington, DC, USA

Abraham was 53 years old.
1862 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signs a bill into law creating the U.S. Bureau of Agriculture (later renamed U.S. Department of Agriculture). (May 15)

On May 15, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill into law establishing the U.S. Bureau of Agriculture. This agency was later renamed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The creation of the USDA marked a significant step in the development of agricultural policy in the United States. Its primary mission was to support farmers, promote agricultural innovation, and ensure the nation's food supply. The USDA has since evolved into a comprehensive department overseeing various aspects of agriculture, food safety, and rural development.
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May 15, 1862
1862 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signs the Homestead Act into law. (May 20)
THE HOMESTEAD ACT - Letters are coming to the post offices in Nebraska, by hundreds, in which enquiries are made concerning the prospect of obtaining good quarter sections of land under the Homestead Act. The nearest good lands now available are about an average of eight miles from the river. -- The best lands; those having plenty of timber are along the upper branches of the Nemahas, on Salt Creek and the Blue. There are acres enough of better soil than can elsewhere be found on this continent to give homes to one million and a half of people. Come and take them. - Neb. City News.
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Nebraska Advertiser
Brownville, Nebraska
June 19, 1862
1862 - The Bureau of Internal Revenue, the forerunner of the Internal Revenue Service, is established in the United States. (July 1)
Establishment of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (July 1, 1862): This bureau, which later became the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), was created to collect taxes to help fund the Civil War. It marked the beginning of a more formal and organized system of federal taxation in the U.S.

Pacific Railway Acts Signed into Law: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Acts, which authorized the construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad. This legislation facilitated the building of a railway that connected the eastern and western parts of the United States, significantly boosting commerce, communication, and westward expansion.
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July 1, 1862
1863 - Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves (January 1)
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared 'that all persons held as slaves' within the rebellious states 'are, and henceforward shall be free.'...

Although the Emancipation Proclamation did not end slavery in the nation, it captured the hearts and imagination of millions of Americans and fundamentally transformed the character of the war. After January 1, 1863, every advance of federal troops expanded the domain of freedom. Moreover, the Proclamation announced the acceptance of black men into the Union Army and Navy, enabling the liberated to become liberators. By the end of the war, almost 200,000 black soldiers and sailors had fought for the Union and freedom...

Full text of the Emancipation Proclamation:

By the President of the United States of America:

A Proclamation.

Whereas, on the twenty-second day of September, in the year of our Lord ...Read MORE...

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January 1, 1863
1863 - President Lincoln proclaims a national Thanksgiving day to be celebrated the final Thursday in November in the United States. (October 3)
By the President of the United States,

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3. The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful Providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to invite and provoke the aggression of foreign States, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere, except in the theatre of military conflict, while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advanced armies and navies of the Union. The needful diversion of...Read MORE...

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The Liberator
Boston, Massachusetts
October 9, 1863
News1863 - November 19 – American Civil War: U. S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

death1866 Death
15 April 1865
Washington, DC, USA

He died at the age of 56.

Abraham is buried at:
Name: Abraham Lincoln
Maiden Name:
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1865
Event Place: Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, United States of America
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Birth Date: 12 Feb 1809
Death Date: 15 Apr 1865
Affiliate Record Identifier: 7376
Cemetery: National Museum of Health and Medicine

"Find A Grave Index," Database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 28 June 2015), Abraham Lincoln, 1865; Burial, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, United States of America, National Museum of Health and Medicine; citing record ID 7376, Find a Grave,
Added: 7/8/2014 11:42:17 AM - Updated: 8/25/2023 9:16:59 AM
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