Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 near Hodgenville, Kentucky. His parents were Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. They named him Abraham Linclon. He didn't have a middle name. Abe had 2 siblings. Their names were Sarah and Thomas. Abe lived in several places like Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, and the District of Columbia.
When he got married, he married Mary Todd Lincoln in 1842. They had 4 children. Their names were Robert Todd, Edward Baker, William Wallace, and Thomas. Abraham and Mary Todd bought a home in Springfield, Illinois. He only had one year of formal education. Abraham has honorary degrees from Knox College, Columbia and Princeton.
His political parties were Whig and Republican. Abe was elected to Illinois General Assembly in 1834, 1836, 1838, and 1840; elected to U.S. House of Representatives in 1846; elected President in 1860 and 1864. His vice presidents were Hannibal Hamlin and Andrew Johnson.
Abe's non-political work consisted of being a Farmhand, clerk, flatboatman, store owner, surveyor, postmaster, and lawyer. When he was in the military he was a captian and private for the Illinois militia and a commander-in-chief.
Abe was 6"4"" gray eyes, black hair and he wore a size 14 shoe.
"The son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Lincoln had to struggle for a living and for learning. Five months before receiving his party's nomination for President, he sketched his life: .
"I was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. My parents were both born in Virginia, of undistinguished families--second families, perhaps I should say. My mother, who died in my tenth year, was of a family of the name of Hanks. My father . removed from Kentucky to . Indiana, in my eighth year. It was a wild region, with many bears and other wild animals still in the woods. There I grew up. Of course when I came of age I did not know much. Still somehow, I could read, write, and cipher . but that was all."".