who was Abe Lincoln

By: Dylan McManaway

1. When was Abe Lincoln born?

Abraham Lincoln was born Feb. 12, 1809, then in Hardin, now in the more recently formed county of Larue, Kentucky. His father, Thomas, & grandfather Abraham, were born in Rockingham county Virginia, where their ancestors had come from Berks county Pennsylvania.


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3. How old was Abe when he died?

Lincoln died at 7:22 a.m. on April 15, 1865. Abe was shot at Ford’s theatre on April 14, 1865. John wilkes booth came from behind him and shot then jumped over the balcony and broke his ankle but still managed to get away.


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5. Where was abe buried at?

On May 4, Lincoln was buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. The monument over his grave is a place of pilgrimage, as are other spots that his life had touched in Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and, above all, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

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