As we have just recently passed the 200th year anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday and Abraham timeline of events is in order.
Earliest years in the Abraham timeline:
Abraham’s parents Thomas and Nancy are married.
Sister Sarah is born.
February 12, Abraham Lincoln (no middle name) is born in Hardin County Kentucky.
Abraham’s younger brother Thomas dies.
The Lincoln family moves to Perry County Indiana
October 5 – Abrahams mother Nancy dies 1819 – Abraham’s father Thomas marries again to Sarah Bush Johnson.
The Lincolns move to Illinois and Abraham makes his first political speech about navigation improvements on the Sangamon River.
Abraham is working as a clerk in a store in New Salem, Illinois. It is here he is believed to have earned the title of ‘Honest Abe”.
Abraham becomes a candidate for the Illinois General Assembly (which he loses), enlists for the Black Hawk War, and joins in a partnership with William Berry on a store in New Salem.
Abraham is elected to the Illinois General Assembly and also begins his law career. He also meets Anne Rutledge who dies the following year.
Anne dies. Abraham becomes leader of the Whig Party
Abraham moves to Springfield where he continues practicing law.
Abraham proposes marriage to Mary Todd and presents his first case to the Supreme Court in Illinois.
Engagement to Mary broken off and a new law partnership started with Stephen T. Logan
Nov 4 Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd are married.
The Birth of Abraham’s first son Robert on Aug 1.
Partnership with Logan dissolved
Edward Baker Lincoln born March 10. Abraham is elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Abraham quits politics
‘Tad’ is born
June 26. Abraham makes a speech against the Dred Scott decision that ruled he must remain a slave.
Abraham Lincoln is nominated as the Republican candidate for the U.S. Presidency and wins the election.
March 4, Abraham delivers his first inaugural address.
April 12, The Civil War begins after the attack on Fort Sumter
Emancipation announced in September
Jan 1, Emancipation Proclaimed.
Nov 19, Gettysburg address
Dec 9, Pardon to rebels
Abraham Lincoln is re-elected as President
Second inauguration, March 4.
April 11, Abraham delivers his final speech
April 14, Abraham is shot at the Ford Theater by John Wilkes Booth
April 15, around 7:15 am President Abraham Lincoln dies.