Abraham Lincoln

16th President of the United States of America

As I would not be a slave,
so I would not be a master.
This expresses my idea
of democracy.
  • Name: Abraham Lincoln
  • Birth: 12 February 1809
    Sinking Spring Farm Kentucky, U.S.
  • Death: 15 April 1865
    Washington D.C., U.S.

Life Sketch

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, led his country through the Civil War, preserved the Union, and ended slavery. A poor country boy with only 18 months of formal education, he taught himself law and developed political skills as he ran for various offices. In 1860, when the slavery issue dominated, Lincoln ran for President. He beat experienced opponents and took all the free northern states. Just before his inauguration, seven Confederate slave states seceded and declared themselves a new nation. The president elect refused to recognize the secession and had to go to his inauguration in disguise to avoid possible assassins.

Records

Land Record

1850 US Census

1860 US Census

1864–1865 Taxes

Affidavit of Decease

Probate Docket