This paper will discuss Abraham Lincoln's early years as a child. It will cover Abraham's family members, friends, and acquaintances. The life of a child on a farm in the early frontier days will be explained as well. The times spent in Hodgenville, Kentucky, Little Pigeon Creek in Southern Indiana, and later in Illinois. The death of Abraham Lincoln's Mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln. The marriage of Thomas Lincoln to Sarah Bush Johnston will also be discussed in this essay. I will take a look at Abraham Lincoln's relationship with his Father, Thomas Lincoln. Also how Abraham Lincoln was able to receive certain parts of his education from Teachers, and how he taught himself the rest. When all of the above information is collected and recorded into this essay, there will be a clearer understanding of Abraham Lincoln's early years.
"Abraham Lincoln was born in a one room log cabin, on the Sinking Springs Farm, near Hodgenville, Kentucky on February 12, 1809. To the proud parents of Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln, and named for his paternal grandfather" (Hubbard 2006). History has recorded the Lincoln Family as living in a little, almost square, cabin, with only three walls, in Hodgenville, Kentucky, for the next four years. Abraham had an older sibling, a sister named Sarah. "Sarah was two years and two days older than Abraham" (Hubbard 2006). There was also a third Lincoln sibling. His name was Tom Lincoln. Tom passed away in his infancy, and this was Abraham's first real personal dealings with death. Little did Abraham realize what his further would hold, because his next emotional issue would be dealing with the death of his own Mother. However, Nancy's death won't come until after they move from Knob Creek Farm, to Little Pigeon Creek in Indiana.
At age 7, when the Lincoln family decided to move to Indiana, Abraham must have been excited, and a little bewildered. I can only imagine the questions he would have concerning Tom.