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Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12 1890, in a one room log cabin on the sinking spring farm, south of Hodgenville in Hardin County, Kentucky. His siblings were Sarah Lincoln Grigsby and Thomas Lincoln, Jr. Lincoln spent his formative years, from the age 7 to 21, on the family farming the little Pigeon Creek community of Spencer County, in southwestern Indiana. He set out his own in the spring 1831. Lincoln settled in the village of New Salem where he worked as a boatman, store clerk, surveyor militia soldier during the Black Hawk War and become a lawyer in Illinois. He was elected to the Illinois legislature in 1834, and was reelected in 1836, 1838, 1840 and 1844. In November 1842, Lincoln married Mary Todd; the couple had four sons. In addition to his law career, Lincoln continued his involvement in politics, serving in the United States House of Representatives from Illinois in 1846. He was later on elected president of U.S.A. on November 6, 1860.
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