ABRAHAM LINCOLN CHILDHOOD

MAIN EVENTS

BORN

February 11, 1809 - February 12, 1809

FUN FACT: Lincoln was born in a log cabin in Hardin County, Kentucky.

MOVES TO SPENCER COUNTY, INDIANA

January 1, 1816 - January 5, 1816

Lincoln was 7 years old at the time.

TENTH BIRTHDAY

January 12, 1819 - February 12, 1819

Two of his family members already dead

MOTHER'S DEATH

October 1, 1819 - October 5, 1819

Mother died of "milk-sickness"

STEP MOTHER

May 21, 1822 - December 15, 1822

Sarah Bush Johnston came soon after Nancy's death

MOVED AGAIN

January 30, 1830 - February 27, 1830

In Illinois helping father build a new log cabin and planting crops. Made his first speech about navigation improvements on the Sangamon River.

MOVING ON

February 27, 1830 - February 27, 1831

Many family members ill, Lincoln decided to move on into the world alone.
Got a job as a clerk.