February 12, 1809, Hardin County, Kentucky. "Lincoln Day."
Lincoln's brother dies
Lincoln's brother Thomas dies in Kentucky in infancy (Date unknown)
Lincoln's mother Nancy dies
OCTOBER 5, 1818
Lincoln's mother Nancy dies of illness in Spencer County, Indiana.
Mary is born
DECEMBER 13, 1818
Lincoln's future wife Mary is born to Robert and Eliza Todd in Lexington, Kentucky
Lincoln's father marries
DECEMBER 2, 1819
Lincoln's father marries Sarah Bush Johnston, a widow, in Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Abraham Lincoln attends school
1820 - Abraham, now 11, briefly attends school.
Lincoln's sister Sarah marries
AUGUST 2, 1826
Lincoln's sister Sarah marries Aaron Grigsby in Indiana
Lincoln's sister Sarah dies
JANUARY 20, 1828
Lincoln's sister Sarah dies at age 20 while giving birth.
Abraham Lincoln moves to new home where he make first political speech
1830 - In March, Abe and his family begin a 200-mile journey to Illinois where they settle on uncleared land along the Sangamon River, near Decatur. Abe makes his first-ever political speech in favor of improving navigation on the Sangamon River.
Lincoln Makes Second Flatboat Trip to New Orleans
In 1830 the Lincolns left Indiana for Illinois. Abraham made a second flatboat trip to New Orleans, and in 1831 he left home for New Salem
Abraham moves away from family
In 1831, Abraham Lincoln was a young man of 22 when he and a couple of companions floated down the Sangamon River in a flatboat on their way to New Orleans
Lincoln Becomes a Candidate for Illinois General Assembly
Lincoln began his political career in 1832 at age 23 with an unsuccessful campaign for the Illinois General Assembly as a member of the Whig Party
Lincoln Makes First Enlistment in the Black Hawk War
Apr 21 1832
His first enlistment was as elected captain of a company in the 4th Regiment of Mounted Volunteers, of Gen. Samuel Whiteside's Brigade. He then later re-enlists two more times.
Lincoln Becomes Postmaster of New Salem
Aug 6 1832
Lincoln was appointed his postmaster's position by President Andrew Jackson, a Democrat, on May 7, 1833
Lincoln Takes up Work as a Surveyor
‘In the fall of 1833 came Abraham Lincoln’s entry into the most highly technical and responsible work he had known
Abraham Lincoln joins political party
1834 - On August 4th, Abraham Lincoln, age 24, is elected to the Illinois General Assembly as a member of the Whig Party. He begins to study law. In December, he first meets Stephen A. Douglas, 21, a Democrat.
Lincoln is admitted to the Bar
Mar 1 1837
Admitted to the bar in 1837, he moved to Springfield, Illinois that same year and began to practice law with John T. Stuart
NOVEMBER 4, 1842
Lincoln marries Mary Todd in Springfield, Illinois
Lincoln son born
AUGUST 1, 1843
Lincoln's son Robert Todd Lincoln is born in Springfield, Illinois
Lincoln's son Edward born
MARCH 10, 1846
Lincoln's son Edward Baker Lincoln is born in Springfield, Illinois
Lincoln Elected to Congress as Whig Representative from Illinois
Aug 3 1846
In 1846 Lincoln was elected to one term in the U.S. House of Representatives
Lincoln's son Edward dies
FEBRUARY 1, 1850
Lincoln's son Edward dies at age 3 years and 11 months in Springfield, Illinois.
Lincoln's son William is born
DECEMBER 21, 1850
Lincoln's son William Wallace Lincoln is born in Springfield, Illinois
Lincoln's father dies
JANUARY 17, 1851
Lincoln's father Thomas dies at age 73 in Coles County, Illinois.
Lincoln Delivers Peoria Speech
Oct 16 1854
Speech on the Repeal of the Missouri Compromise Abraham Lincoln Speech at Peoria, Illinois October 16, 1854
Abraham Lincoln Delivers the House Divided Speech
Jun 16 1858
A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free.
Lincoln Declares Slavery w moral wrong
Oct 13 1858
Lincoln Declares Slavery a Moral Wrong in the Sixth Lincoln-Douglas Debate which was one of seven debates.
Abraham Lincoln Elected 16th President of the United States
Nov 6 1860
Lincoln was chosen as the Republican candidate for the 1860 election for several reasons
Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln
Mar 4 1861
Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln Issues First Order of Emancipation Proclamation
Sep 22 1862
The Emancipation Proclamation consists of two executive orders issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War.
Abraham Lincoln Delivers The Gettysburg Address
Nov 19 1863
On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a short speech at the close of ceremonies dedicating the battlefield cemetery
President Abraham Lincoln Assassinated
Apr 14 1865
Shortly after 10 P.M. on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. and fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln.