Abraham Lincoln
12 February 1809 - 15 April 1865

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Abraham Lincoln was born on his family's farm about three miles south of Hodgenville on the south fork of the Nolin River in what was then Hardin county (now Larue), Kentucky on 12 February 1809. His family moved to Indiana in 1816 and later to Illinois. He went to Springfield, Illinois in 1837 where he practiced law. In Springfield in met and married Mary Ann Todd, who was born in Lexington, Kentucky.

He was a state legislator and U.S. representative. He became the sixteenth president of the United States in 1861. He was assassinated in Washington, D.C. on 15 April 1865 and was buried in Springfield.


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