The Legacy Of Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809. He was born in Hodgenville which is a small town in the northern part of Kentucky. His parents were Thomas and Nancy Lincoln. Thomas Lincoln was an American farmer and carpenter. He was born January 6, 1778 in Rockingham County Virginia and he died January 17, 1851, Coles County Illinois. His mother was born on February 5, 1784, in Hampshire County West Virginia. She died on October 5, 1818, in Spencer County Indiana from milk sickness. His parent married June 12, 1806. After Abe was named after his godfather who was killed by Native American in 1786. After he was born the family picked up and moved to a new cabin on Knob creek. In 1811 his mother Nancy gave birth to another boy Thomas but sadly he died in infancy. After this tragedy the family thought it would be a good idea to pick up and move again to another cabin in Spencer County, Indiana. After his mother died in 1818 Abe’s father got remarried to a woman by the name of Sara Johnson, and became a stepfather to her three kids. It wasn’t until 1820 the Abe would begin his first school In Indiana. He briefly attended a school house back in Virginia but he didn’t stay there long due to the fact that his family would be moving to southern Indiana. In 1824 Abe is now 15 and he now goes to school in the fall and in the winter but is running and plow and a planter for his local neighbors as a job. He also tries to read as much as he can and whenever he can. When Abe is 19 he and…

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