Can you guess who this famous American is?

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  • Daniel Boone

    Daniel Boone
    Daniel Boone brought my man's grandparents to Kentucky. Can you guess or work out using Google who my mystery man is? http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boone_by_Lewis.jpg
    Col. Daniel Boone", engraving by James Otto Lewis
  • Birthday

    Birthday
    My mystery man is born. US bans the import of slaves. Author unknown
    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1890sc_Artwork_01.jpg
  • A video clip clue

  • Works for himself

    Works for himself
    My mystery man starts to work for himself as a boatbuilder, carpenter, sawmilling, blacksmithing, river-pilot, logger. Sawmill

    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sutters_Mill.jpg?uselang=en-gb
  • A Law partner

    A Law partner
    My mystery man forms a partrnership in law with S T Logan.
  • He marries

    He marries
    He marries Mary ????
    I've not put the surname as that would make it too easy!
  • Law partner for life

    Law partner for life
    W H Herndon becomes his law partner for life.
    Are you getting any ideas as to who he may be?
  • From a speech of his

    From a speech of his
    "I don't believe in a law to prevent a man from getting rich; it would do more harm than good. So while we do not propose any war upon capital, we do wish to allow the humblest man an equal chance to get rich with everbody else."
  • The American Civil war starts

    The American Civil war starts
    This event plays a significat part in my man's life. The battle of Gettysburg Hand-colored lithograph by Currier and Ives.
    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Battle_of_Gettysburg,_by_Currier_and_Ives.png
  • This year three major events occurred

    This year three major events occurred
    Slavery was abolished, the civil war ended and his wife writes to Queen Victoria after her husband had died a violent death: "I have received the letter which Your Majesty has had the kindness to write. I am deeply grateful for this expression of tender sympathy, coming as they do, from a heart which from its own sorrow, can appreciate the intense grief I now endure."
    Who is he? So can you now guess who this mystery man is? Mathew Brady (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MaryToddLincol
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    Who is this person?

    This is a quiz to find out who I am talking about. He is an American male born in the19th century.