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Abraham Lincoln Family Time Line
Looking for a quick reference? This brief outline provides the most important events concerning Lincoln's immediate family. And by the way, there are no known living direct descendants of Abraham Lincoln.
For Lincoln genealogy information, consult J. Henry Lea and J. R. Hutchinson, The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1909); Marion Dexter Learned, Abraham Lincoln: An American Migration (Philadelphia: William J. Campbell, 1909); Waldo Lincoln, History of the Lincoln Family (reprint ed., Boston: Goodspeed's Book Shop, 1981).
June 12, 1806
Lincoln's parents, Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks, marry in Washington County, Kentucky.
February 10, 1807
Lincoln's sister Sarah is born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
February 12, 1809
Lincoln is born in Hardin County (now LaRue County), Kentucky.
(Date unknown) 1812
Lincoln's brother Thomas dies in Kentucky in infancy.
October 5, 1818
Lincoln's mother Nancy dies of illness in Spencer County, Indiana.
December 13, 1818
Lincoln's future wife Mary is born to Robert and Eliza Todd in Lexington, Kentucky.
December 2, 1819
Lincoln's father marries Sarah Bush Johnston in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
August 2, 1826
Lincoln's sister Sarah marries Aaron Grigsby in Indiana.
January 20, 1828
Lincoln's sister Sarah dies at age 20 while giving birth in Indiana.
November 4, 1842
Lincoln marries Mary Todd in Springfield, Illinois.
August 1, 1843
Lincoln's son Robert Todd Lincoln is born in Springfield, Illinois.
March 10, 1846
Lincoln's son Edward Baker Lincoln is born in Springfield, Illinois.
July 17, 1849
Lincoln's father-in-law, Robert Todd, dies at age 58 in Lexington, Kentucky.
February 1, 1850
Lincoln's son Edward dies at age 3 years and 11 months in Springfield, Illinois.
December 21, 1850
Lincoln's son William Wallace Lincoln is born in Springfield, Illinois.
January 17, 1851
Lincoln's father Thomas dies at age 73 in Coles County, Illinois.
April 4, 1853
Lincoln's son Thomas (Tad) Lincoln is born in Springfield, Illinois.
February 20, 1862
Lincoln's son William dies at age 11 in the White House.
April 15, 1865
Lincoln dies at age 56 in Washington, D.C. after being shot by an assassin.
September 24, 1868
Lincoln's son Robert marries Mary Eunice Harlan in Washington, D.C.
April 12, 1869
Lincoln's stepmother Sarah dies at age 81 in Coles County, Illinois.
July 15, 1871
Lincoln's son Thomas (Tad) dies at age 18 in Chicago, Illinois.
July 16, 1882
Lincoln's widow Mary dies at age 63 in Springfield, Illinois.
July 26, 1926
Lincoln's son Robert dies at age 82 in Manchester, Vermont.
Abraham Lincoln Political Career Timeline (ALO)
Harlan-Lincoln House (ALO)
Lincoln's Paternity (ALO)
Mary Lincoln Bibliography (National First Ladies' Library)
Mary Todd Lincoln's Research Site (Roger Norton)
Mary Todd Lincoln Timeline (ALO)
The Sad Tale of Thomas Lincoln (State Journal-Register)
Timeline of Abraham Lincoln's Life (The History Place)
Timeline of Abraham Lincoln's Life (Lincoln/Net)
Timeline of Abraham Lincoln's Life (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum)
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