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Chronological List of Events in the Life of Abraham Lincoln

Born in a log cabin near Hodgensville, now Larue County, Ken. - Feb. 12, 1809.

His father moves with his family into the wilderness near Gentryville, Ind., 1816.

His mother dies at the age of 35 - 1818.

His father's second marriage - 1819.

Walks nine miles a day going to and returning from school - 1826.

Makes a trip to New Orleans and back at work on a flat boat - 1828.

Drives in an ox cart with his father and step - mother to a clearing on the Sangamon river, near Decatur, Ill. - 1829.

Splits rails to surround the clearing with a fence - 1829.

Makes another flat - boat trip to New Orleans and back, on which trip he first sees negroes shackled together in chains and forms his opinion concerning slavery - May, 1831.

Begins work in a store at New Salem, Ill. - August, 1831.

Enlists in the Black Hawk war; elected a captain of volunteers - 1832.

Announces himself a Whig candidate for the Legislature and is defeated - 1832.

Store keeper, postmaster and surveyor - 1833.

Elected to the Illinois Legislature - 1834.

Re - elected to the Legislature - 1835 to 1842.

Studies law at Springfield - 1837.

Is a presidential elector on the Whig National ticket - 1840.

Marries Mary Todd - November 4, 1842.

Canvasses Illinois for Henry Clay - 1844.

Elected to Congress - 1846.

Supports General Taylor for President - 1848.

Engages in law practice - 1849 - 1854.

Debates with Douglas at Peoria and Springfield - 1855.

Aids in organizing the Republican party - 1855 - 1856.

Joint debates in Illinois with Stephen A. Douglas - 1858.

Makes political speeches in Ohio - 1859.

Visits New York and speaks at Cooper Union - February, 1860.

Attends Republican State Convention at Decatur; declared to be the choice of Illinois for the presidency - May, 1860.

Nominated at Chicago as the Republican candidate for president - May 16, 1860.

Elected President over Stephen A. Douglas, J. C. Breckenridge and John Bell - November, 1860.

Inaugurated President March 4, 1861.

Issues first order for troops to put down the Rebellion - April 15, 1861.

Urges McClellan to advance - April, 1862.

Appeals for the support of border states for the Union cause - March to July, 1862.

Calls for 300,000 more troops - July, 1862.

Issues Emancipation Proclamation - Jan. 1, 1863.

Thanks Grant for capture of Vicksburg - July, 1863.

His Address at Gettysburg - Nov. 19, 1863.

Calls for 500,000 volunteers - July, 1864.

Re - nominated and re - elected President - 1864.

Thanks Sherman for capture of Atlanta - September, 1864.

His second inauguration - March 4, 1865.

Assassinated - April 14, 1865.

[Source: "Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, By North Dakota. Dept. of Public Instruction", Published by Dept. of Public Instruction, 1906.]
Submitted by Cathy Danielson


Lincoln Family Bible Record
Family Record of Abraham Lincoln's marriage


Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd,
married November 4 1842

Robert Todd Lincoln and Mary Harlan married Sepatember 24 1868

Lincoln Family Record of Births

Lincoln Family Record of Births
Robert Todd Lincoln, born August 1 1843

Edward B. Lincoln, born March 10 1846

William Wallace Lincoln born December 21 1850

Thomas Lincoln born April 4 1853



Mary Lincoln born October 15 1869

Abraham Lincoln born August 14 1873

Jessie Harlan Lincoln born November 6 1875
Images from "The Abraham Lincoln Papers" at the Library of Congress



 


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