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Photo of the Day – February 25, 2010

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809-April 15, 1865).  16th President of the United States.  President during the U.S. Civil War.

Born to Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln in Hardin County, Kentucky.  Nancy died when Abraham was 9.  Thomas Lincoln remarried Sarah Bush Johnson who Lincoln was very close to.  Abraham Lincoln had only about a year of schooling but was a very avid reader.

Abraham Lincoln’s first love was Ann Rutledge but she died in 1835 of typhoid.  Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd on November 4, 1842. Abraham and Mary had four children:

  • Robert Todd Lincoln – only child to live into adulthood, died 1926 at the age of 82.
  • Edward – died 1850 from Tuberculosis at the age of 3.
  • Willie – died in 1862 at the age of 11
  • Tad – died 1871 at the age of 18.

Abraham Lincoln became well known during the famed Lincoln Douglas Debates for the Illinois U. S. Senate seat between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas.  Douglas won the seat.  Douglas and Lincoln ran against each other for the presidency.

Abraham Lincoln was not even on the ballot in the southern states but was elected 16th President of the United States on November 6, 1860.


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