Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln

Relationship: 3rd cousins 1 time removed. Their common grandparents are Benjamin Hanks and Abigail Heiford.
Abraham Lincoln descends through Benjamin's son, John; and Ephraim Knowlton Hanks through Benjamin's son, Benjamin.
Association: 16th President of the United States



  • Born: (12 Feb 1809) (Buffalo, LaRue, Kentucky, USA)
  • Died: (15 Apr 1865) (Washington, District Of Columbia)
  • Buried: (4 May 1865) (Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, USA)


Mary Ann Todd m. (4 Nov 1842) (Springfield, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA)


  1. Robert Todd Lincoln b. (1 Aug 1843) (Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, USA); d. 26 Jul 1926 (Manchester, Bennington, Vermont, USA)
  2. Edward (Eddie) Baker Lincoln b. (10 Dec 1846) (Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, USA); d. (1 Feb 1850) (Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, USA)
  3. William (Willie) Wallace Lincoln b. (21 Dec 1850) (Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, USA); d. 10 Feb 1862 (Washington, D.C.)
  4. Thomas (Tad) Lincoln b. (4 Apr 1853) (Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, USA); d. 16 Jul 1871 (Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA)


Thomas Lincoln b. (8 Jan 1778) (Linville Creek, Augusta, Virginia, USA)
Nancy Hanks b. (2 Apr 1784) (, Rockingham, Virginia, USA)
Sarah Bush Johnson b. (13 Dec 1788) (Of Elizabethtown, Washington, Kentucky, USA)


He was born in a one-room log cabin on the 348-acre Sinking Spring Farm, in Nolin Creek, three miles south of Hodgenville, in southeast Hardin County, Kentucky (now part of LaRue County), an area which at that time was considered the "frontier." Lincoln was named after his grandfather, who was killed in 1786 in an American Indian raid.

“God bless my mother; all that I am or ever hope to be I owe to her.” These are Abraham Lincoln’s own words, describing his “angel mother”, Nancy Hanks Lincoln.

Sarah Lincoln raised young Lincoln like one of her own children. Years later she compared Lincoln to her own son, saying "Both were good boys, but I must say — both now being dead that Abe was the best boy I ever saw or ever expect to see." Lincoln was affectionate toward his step-mother, whom he would for the rest of his life call "Mother," but distant from his father.

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