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The Life of Abraham Lincoln Although other states such as Indiana lay claim to his birth most sources agree that Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12 1809 in a backwoods cabin in Hodgeville Kentucky In an interview during his campaign for the presidency in 1860 Lincoln described his adolescence as the short and simple annals of the poor p 30 His father Thomas was a farmer who married Nancy Hanks his mother in 1806 Lincoln had one sister Sarah who was born in 1807 The Lincoln family was more financially comfortable than most despite the common historical picture of complete poverty They moved to Indiana because of the shaky system of land titles in Kentucky Because the Lincolns arrived in Spencer County at the same time as winter Thomas only had time to construct a half-faced camp Made of logs and boughs it was enclosed on only three sides with a roaring fire for the fourth The nearest water supply was a mile away and the family had to survive on the abundance of wild game in the area Less than two years after the move to Indiana Mrs Lincoln caught a horrible frontier disease known as milk sick Thomas Lincoln returned to Kentucky to find a new wife On December 2 he married Sarah Bush Johnston a widow with three children and took them all back to Indiana Although there were now eight people living in the small shelter the Lincoln children especially Abe adored their new stepmother who played a key role in making sure that Abe at least had some formal education amounting to a little less than a year in all To support his family it was necessary that Abe worked for a wage on nearby farms He was strong and a great athlete but Abe preferred to read instead Although few books were available to a backwoods boy such as himself anything that he could obtain
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