Timeline of Abraham Lincoln's Life

Timeline created by jms3258
  • Lincoln's parents get married

    Lincoln's parents get married
    Abe's parents, Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks marry in Kentucky. Pictured is Lincolns mother, Nancy.
  • Lincoln's older sister, Sarah is born

    Lincoln's older sister, Sarah is born
    Sarah is born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. She is pictured at the left.
  • Linclon is Born

    Linclon is Born
    Lincoln is born in HardinCounty, Kentucky. Later this day is to be declaired Lincoln Day. Pictured is a young Lincoln.
  • Lincoln's brother, Thomas, dies as a child.

    Lincoln's brother, Thomas, dies as a child.
    Lincoln's future brother, Thomas dies during his young years. Family mourns for days. Pictured is young Thomas.
  • Lincoln's family (Mother, Father, Sister, and Himself) move to Perry County, Indiana

    Family moves to Perry County, Indiana. Pictured is where the town is located today.
  • Mother Dies

    Mother Dies
    Nancy Hanks passes this day. Buried in Spencer County, Indiana. Pictured is Nancy, Herself.
  • Father of Lincoln marries again

    Father of Lincoln marries again
    Lincolns father, Thomas marries Sarah Bush Johnson of Kentucky. Pictured is Sarah Bush.
  • Lincolns sister, Sarah gets married.

    Lincolns sister, Sarah gets married.
    She marries Aaron Grisby in Indiana. Pictured is Lincolns sister.
  • Lincolns sister, Sarah dies in childbirth.

    Lincolns sister, Sarah dies in childbirth.
    Sarah passes during Childbirth. Pictured is her gravestone.
  • Lincoln family moves

    Lincoln family moves
    The family moves to Illnois, near Decatur. Pictured is the family.
  • Abe gets to work

    Abe gets to work
    Abe begins to work for himself, compleating activities such as, boatbuilding, sawmilling, sailing, blacksmithing, and logging. Pictured is something he would do daily.
  • Lincoln becomes an election clerk

    Lincoln becomes an election clerk
    Abe now is an election clerk at New Salem. He is the Caption of the Black Hawk war. Also is a store clerk and merchant at New Salem. Pictured is the location of the Black Hawk War.
  • Lincoln presents his first political speech

    Lincoln presents his first political speech
    Lincoln recites his first political speech, and is defeated through a strong local vote. Pictured is a placque in his honer.
  • Elected to the state legislature

    Elected to the state legislature
    He is elected as Whig. He is John L. Stuarts partner till late 1840. Pictured is young abe, right before he was elected into the state legislature.
  • Appointed to postmaster of New Salem

    Appointed to postmaster of New Salem
    Appointed to postmaster of New Salem by President Andrew Jackson. Pictured is President Andrew Jackson.
  • Gets a Partner in Law

    Gets a Partner in Law
    His partner in law is, S.T. Logan. Pictured is his Law Partner.
  • Gets Married!

    Gets Married!
    Abe marries Mary Todd Lincoln, and she is from Kentucky. They end up having four sons. Edward dies in Infancy. William dies at age 12 in the washington capitol. Tad dies at age 20 in Springfeild. His one and only grandson, Abraham dies in 1890, Pictures is Abe Lincoln with family.
  • Is proposed for congress

    Is proposed for congress
    Pictured is Abe in Congress.
  • Gets a new law partner, Hendron

    Gets a new law partner, Hendron
    This is his law partner for life. Pictured is Hendron.
  • Lincolns father dies.

    Lincolns father dies.
    Lincolns father, Thomas diesnin Illnois at age 73. Pictured is his father.
  • Electionerred for General Scott

    Electionerred for General Scott
    Pictured is General Scott
  • Won the Republicians of the State over

    Won the Republicians of the State over
    This event is huge in his presidency, If not for this event, he may not have been voted president. Pictured is Abe with fan of republicians.
  • Lost in the legislature.

    Lost in the legislature.
    He lost to Douglas. Pictured is Abe and Douglas
  • Placed for presidential candincy

    Placed for presidential candincy
    Made the eastern tour, to get acquainated. Pictured is older Lincoln.
  • Becomes president.

    Becomes president.
    Civil war begins soon after on April 12th. Pictured is Lincoln right after he was elected.
  • Emancipation Proclamation Announced

    Emancipation Proclamation Announced
    Pictured is a public notice of the emancipation proclamation.
  • The emanicipation is proclaimed

    The emanicipation is proclaimed
    pictured is the proclamation
  • Lincoln is Assinated

    Lincoln is Assinated
    He is assassinated in Ford's Theater, Washington, by a mad actor, Wilkes Booth. Pictured is Wilkes Booth.
  • Period: to

    Reelected to state legislature