- Sixteenth President (1861-1865)
- Birthday: February 12, 1809 (Sunday)
- Birthplace: Hardin County, Kentucky
- Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
- Date of Death: April 15, 1865 (Saturday)
- Place of Death: Washington DC
- Place of Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois
- Cause of Death: Gunshot wound to the back of the head
- Age: 56 years old
- Length of Retirement: Died in office
- Religion: ?
- Party: Republican
Abraham Lincoln Offices Held
- Member of the US House of Representatives from Illinois (1847-1849)
- Member of the Illinois House of Representatives (1834-1842)
Abraham Lincoln Nicknames
- Honest Abe
- The Great Emancipator
- The Rail-Splitter
- The Log-Splitter
- Uncle Abe
- The Liberator
- The Ancient One
- The Sectional President
- The Martyr
- The Tycoon
- The Sage of Springfield
Abraham Lincoln Pets
- Goats (Nanny and Nanko)
- Turkey (Jack)
- Dogs (Fido and Jip were two of their names)
- Cats (Tabby and Dixie were two of their names)
- A White Rabbit
Abraham Lincoln Personal Traits
- Height: 6 feet – 4 inches
Abraham Lincoln Quotes
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That is my religion.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
What kills the skunk is the publicity it gives itself.
You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five? No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.
I can make more generals, but horses cost money.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharping the axe.
Abraham Lincoln Timeline – Family
- January 6, 1778 Thomas Lincoln (Father) born in Rockingham County, Virginia.
- February 5, 1784 Nancy Hanks Lincoln (Mother) born in Hampshire County (now Mineral West Virginia), Virginia.
- December 13, 1788 Sarah Bush Johnson Lincoln (Step-Mother) born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
- June 12, 1806 Thomas Lincoln (Father) and Nancy Hanks (Mother) are married.
- February 10, 1807 Nancy (called Sarah) Lincoln Grigsby (Sister) born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
- February 12, 1809 Abraham Lincoln born in Hodgenville, Kentucky.
- 1811 Thomas Lincoln, Jr. (Brother) born at Knob Creek Farm, Kentucky.
- 1813 Thomas Lincoln, Jr. (Brother) dies at Knob Creek Farm, Kentucky.
- October 5, 1818 Nancy Lincoln (Mother) dies in Spencer County, Indiana.
- December 13, 1818 Mary Todd Lincoln (Wife) born in Lexington, Kentucky.
- December 2, 1819 Thomas Lincoln (Father) marries Sarah Bush Johnson (Step-Mother).
- January 20, 1828 Nancy (called Sarah) Lincoln Grigsby (Sister) dies in Lincoln State Park, Indiana.
- November 4, 1842 Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd (Wife) In Springfield, Illinois at Mary’s sister Elizabeth’s house.
- August 1, 1843 Robert Todd Lincoln (Son) born in Springfield, Illinois.
- March 10, 1846 Edward “Eddie” Baker Lincoln (Son) born in Springfield, Illinois.
- February 1, 1850 Edward “Eddie” Baker Lincoln (Son) dies in Springfield, Illinois.
- December 21, 1850 William “Willie” Wallace Lincoln (Son) born in Springfield, Illinois.
- January 17, 1851 Thomas Lincoln (Father) dies in Coles County, Illinois.
- April 4, 1853 Thomas “Tad” Lincoln (Son) born in Springfield, Illinois.
- February 20, 1862 William “Willie” Wallace Lincoln (Son) dies in Washington DC.
- April 15, 1865 Abraham Lincoln dies in Washington DC.
- April 12, 1869 Sarah Bush Johnson Lincoln (Step-Mother) dies in Charleston, Illinois.
- July 15, 1871 Thomas “Tad” Lincoln (Son) dies in Chicago, Illinois.
- July 16, 1882 Mary Todd Lincoln (Wife) dies in Springfield, Illinois.
- July 26, 1926 Robert Todd Lincoln (Son) dies in Manchester, Vermont.
Abraham Lincoln Links
Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace
Abraham Lincoln’s Boyhood Home
Abraham Lincoln’s Home
Abraham Lincoln Homes
Ford’s Theatre Where Abraham Lincoln’s Was Shot
Petersen House Where Abraham Lincoln Died
Abraham Lincoln’s Tomb
Abraham Lincoln’s Presidential Library
Abraham Lincoln on Wikipedia
Abraham Lincoln Blogs
“Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he seeth is for many days to come, and he prophesieth of the times that are far off.” Ezekiel 12:27 KJVRead More
He turned toward one of the soldier and asked, “Who is dead in the White House?” Through those rough seas there appeared four very scary creatures. I yelled at my companion to lock the door quickly. I shouted at the top of my lungs. I turned to see who won the race….
James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S Grant, and Rutherford B. Hayes. These are Presidents eleven through nineteen. Here is a list of how I think I am like them.Read More
“Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions: So that my soul chooseth strangling, and death rather than my life.” Job 7:14-15 KJVRead More
It seems he was out in the middle of nowhere. The problems and the defeats of this world were just too great for him. Everywhere he looked there was darkness.
“But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.” Genesis 8:9 KJVRead More
A father stood looking out the window. His reflection exposed the loss he was feeling. He is perhaps the most famous actor in all history. God knows us so much better than we sometimes know ourselves.
- “And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in Gibeah: and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drave the new cart.” 2 Samuel 6:3 KJV
It’s probably not politically correct to even talk about Indians this way today, but it kept us busy for hours. Tecumseh was a Shawnee Indian warrior. Tenskwatawa, the Prophet, was his younger brother. How it really happens or if it really happened at all is often suspect.Read More
- And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. Matthew 17:3 KJV
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel back in time? Where would you go? Would you witness some historical event? Would you go see some famous person? Would you go back and try to fix a mistake? With so many choices, what would you do?Read More
- Touche’James 3: 5-6 KJV
In life you encounter countless thoughts and feelings. Sometimes they are the sweet smelling flowers and other times they are the annoying fly that you just try to swat away. Often, when we get those feelings hurt, we go for the jugular. When we do this we often regret it later. You think our country had issues with the Constitution when we started or slavery as she was going through her youth, that was nothing compared to this.Read More