Abraham Lincoln Timeline

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Brief Biography of Abraham Lincoln
Date of Birth: Born on February 12 1809
Place of Birth : Kentucky.
Parents: Father: Thomas Lincoln
Mother: Nancy Hanks
Background : Grandfather was Samuel Lincoln who originated from from Hingham, England to Massachusetts in 1637.

1809 February 12: Abraham Lincoln is born in Nolin Creek in Kentucky.

1819 December 2: Thomas Lincoln marries a widow, Sarah Bush Johnston who becomes stepmother to Abraham Lincoln

1831 Abe settles in New Salem, Illinois working as a clerk in the village store

1832 March: Abe becomes a candidate for Illinois General Assembly April: The Black Hawk War and Abe enlists
August 6: Abe loses election
Abe and William Berry become partners and purchase a village store in New Salem.

1833 The store fails and leaves the partners in debt
Abe is appointed Postmaster of New Salem
October: Abe is appointed Deputy County Surveyor.

1834 August 4: Lincoln is elected to the Illinois General Assembly Abe starts to study law

1835 January: The death of William Berry and Abe's debt increases to $1000 August 25: Ann Rutledge dies from fever
Becomes leader of the Whig Party

1836 August 1: Re-elected to the Illinois General Assembly September 9: Lincoln receives his law license

1838 August 6: Re-elected to the Illinois General Assembly

1839 Practises as a lawyer on the 8th Judicial Circuit in Illinois December 3: Admission to United States Circuit Court

1840 June: Abe presents his first case before the Illinois Supreme Court August 3: Re-elected to the Illinois General Assembly

1842
September: Challenged to a sword duel by James Shields over the publication of letters which taunted the Democrat Shields

1843 Abe fails to get Whig nomination for U.S. Congress
August 1: Robert Todd Lincoln is born to Abe and Mary

1844 December: Abe sets up his own law practice and dissolves partnership with Logan 1846 March 10:...
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