Abraham Lincoln Quick Facts

Abraham Lincoln

Name Meaning

Abraham is of Hebrew origin,
meaning “father of a multitude”

Vital Stats

Birthday: February 12, 1809
Birth Name: Abraham Lincoln
Birthplace: Hardin County, KY
Date of Death: April 15, 1865
Cause: Assassinated by John Wilkes Booth
Place of Death: Washington, DC
Height: 6′ 4″
Nationality: American
Occupation before Civil War: lawyer
Occupation during Civil War:
Commander-in-Chief
16th President of the USA

Relatives

Father: Thomas Lincoln
(1/6/1778-1/17/1881)
Mother: Nancy Hanks Lincoln
(2/5/1784-10/5/1818)
Step-Mother: Sarah Bush Lincoln
(12/13/1788-4/12/1869)
Sister: Sarah Lincoln Grigsby
(2/10/1807-1/20/1828)
Brother: Thomas Lincoln (b. 1812, d. infancy):
Step-Sisters: Elizabeth Bush, Matilda Bush
Step-Brother: John Bush

Romance

Disputed Courtship: Ann Rutledge
(died in 1835 of typhoid fever)
Courtship: Mary Owens in 1836
Married: Mary Todd Lincoln, 11/4/1842
(12/13/1818-7/16/1881)

Children

Son: Robert Todd Lincoln (b. 8/1/1843, d. 7/26/1926)
Son: Edward (“Eddie”) Baker Lincoln (b. 3/10/1846, d. 2/1/1850)
Son: William (“Willy”) Wallace Lincoln (b. 12/21/1850, d. 2/20/1862)
Son: Thomas Lincoln (“Tad”, b. 4/4/1853, d. 7/15/1871)

Resources

The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln
American Experience: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

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