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Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

M Abraham Lincoln Honest Abe


  • Born February 12, 1809 - Sinking Spring, Hodgenville, Hardin Co., KY
  • Deceased April 15, 1865 - Washington, D.C.,aged 56 years old
  • Buried - Oak Ridge Cem., Springfield, IL
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LINCOLN, Abraham, a Representative from Illinois and 16th President of the United States; born in Hardin County, Ky., February 12, 1809; moved with his parents to a tract on Little Pigeon Creek, Ind., in 1816; attended a log-cabin school at short intervals and was self-instructed in elementary branches; moved with his father to Macon County, Ill., in 1830 and later to Coles County, Ill.; read the principles of law and works on surveying; during the Black Hawk War he volunteered in a company of Sangamon County Rifles organized April 21, 1832; was elected its captain and served until May 27, when the company was mustered out of service; reenlisted as a private and served until mustered out June 16, 1832; returned to New Salem, Ill., and was unsuccessful as a candidate for the State house of representatives; entered business as a general merchant in New Salem; postmaster of New Salem 1833-1836; deputy county surveyor 1834-1836; elected a member of the State house of representatives in 1834, 1836, 1838, and 1840; declined to be a candidate for renomination; admitted to the bar in 1836; moved to Springfield, Ill., in 1837 and engaged in the practice of law; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); did not seek a renomination in 1848; an unsuccessful applicant for Commissioner of the General Land Office under President Taylor; tendered the Governorship of Oregon Territory, but declined; unsuccessful Whig candidate for election to the United States Senate before the legislature of 1855; unsuccessful Republican candidate for the United States Senate in 1858; elected as a Republican President of the United States in 1860; reelected in 1864 and served from March 4, 1861, until his death; shot by an assassin in Washington, D.C., April 14, 1865, and died the following day; lay in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, April 19-21, 1865; interment in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.
--- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

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                                                                             _____|16_Mordecai Lincoln 1686-1736
                                                   _____|8_John Lincoln 1716-1788
                                                  /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|17_Hannah Salter 1692-ca 1727
                         _____|4_Abraham Lincoln, Capt. 1744-1786
                        /                        \                          _____|18_Enoch Flowers ca 1693-
                       /                          ¯¯¯¯¯|9_Rebecca Ann Flowers 1720-1806
                      /                                                     ¯¯¯¯¯|19_Rebecca Barnard 1693-1723
|2_Thomas Lincoln 1778-1851
|                    \                                                     _____|20_Alexander Herring ca 1657-ca 1735
|                     \                           _____|10_Alexander Herring ca 1708-ca 1778
|                      \                         /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|21_Margaret Hamilton ca 1657
|                       ¯¯¯¯¯|5_Bathsheba Herring 1746..1750-ca 1836
|                                                \                          _____|22_Isaiah Harrison 1666-ca 1738
|                                                 ¯¯¯¯¯|11_Abigail Harrison ca 1710-ca 1780
|                                                                           ¯¯¯¯¯|23_Abigail Smith 1678-1732
|--1_Abraham Honest Abe Lincoln, President 1809-1865
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|3_Nancy Hanks 1784-1818
                      \                                                     _____|28_John Hanks 1681-1740
                       \                           _____|14_Joseph Hanks 1725-1785..1793
                        \                         /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|29_Catherine x 1694-1779
                         ¯¯¯¯¯|7_Lucy Hanks 1763-1825
                                                  \                         _____|30_William Lee 1704-/1764
                                                   ¯¯¯¯¯|15_Ann Lee 1736-1808
                                                                             ¯¯¯¯¯|31_Mary Thornton ca 1714