Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I8975
  • Name: Abraham LINCOLN
  • RELA: 6th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Honest Abe//
  • Birth: 12 FEB 1809 in Sinking Spring, Hodgenville, Hardin Co., KY
  • Event: Military service 1832 Illinois Militia
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois BET 4 MAR 1847 AND 3 MAR 1849
  • Census: 1850 Page 120, Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1860 AND 15 APR 1865 16th President of the United States
  • Death: 15 APR 1865 in Washington, D.C.
  • Event: Pic President Abraham Lincoln
  • Title: President
  • Burial: Oak Ridge Cem., Springfield, IL
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    LINCOLN, Abraham, a Representative from Illinois and 16th President of the United States; born in Hardin County, Ky., February 12, 1809; moved with his parents to a tract on Little Pigeon Creek, Ind., in 1816; attended a log-cabin school at short intervals and was self-instructed in elementary branches; moved with his father to Macon County, Ill., in 1830 and later to Coles County, Ill.; read the principles of law and works on surveying; during the Black Hawk War he volunteered in a company of Sangamon County Rifles organized April 21, 1832; was elected its captain and served until May 27, when the company was mustered out of service; reenlisted as a private and served until mustered out June 16, 1832; returned to New Salem, Ill., and was unsuccessful as a candidate for the State house of representatives; entered business as a general merchant in New Salem; postmaster of New Salem 1833-1836; deputy county surveyor 1834-1836; elected a member of the State house of representatives in 1834, 1836, 1838, and 1840; declined to be a candidate for renomination; admitted to the bar in 1836; moved to Springfield, Ill., in 1837 and engaged in the practice of law; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); did not seek a renomination in 1848; an unsuccessful applicant for Commissioner of the General Land Office under President Taylor; tendered the Governorship of Oregon Territory, but declined; unsuccessful Whig candidate for election to the United States Senate before the legislature of 1855; unsuccessful Republican candidate for the United States Senate in 1858; elected as a Republican President of the United States in 1860; reelected in 1864 and served from March 4, 1861, until his death; shot by an assassin in Washington, D.C., April 14, 1865, and died the following day; lay in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, April 19-21, 1865; interment in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Thomas LINCOLN b: 6 JAN 1778 in Augusta or Rockingham Co., VA
    Mother: Nancy HANKS b: 5 FEB 1784 in Campbell Co., KY

    Marriage 1 Mary Ann TODD b: 13 DEC 1818 in Lexington, Fayette Co., KY
    • Married: 4 NOV 1842 in Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL
    1. Has Children Robert Todd LINCOLN b: 1 AUG 1843 in Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL
    2. Has No Children Edward Baker LINCOLN b: 10 MAR 1846 in Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL
    3. Has No Children William Wallace LINCOLN b: 21 DEC 1850 in Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL
    4. Has No Children Thomas LINCOLN b: 4 APR 1853 in Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL

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