Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin in Hardin County, Kentucky, on the 12th of february 1809. His parents were Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. His older sister's name is Sarah and his younger brother, who died in infancy, Thomas. When Abraham was nine years old, his mother died of tremetol at age 34. One year after this devastating event, his father married Sarah Bush Johnston, a Kentucky widow with three children on her own. His dad was a strong and determined pioneer and his step-mother an affectionate woman with whom Abraham quickly bonded
The Lincolns were forced to move to perry County, Indiana, due to a land dispute in 1817. The family "squatted" on public land. They were living on hunting game and farming a small plot until Abraham's father was able to buy the land. Although both his parents were illiterate, Sarah encouraged Abraham to read. The only book they had was the Bible and Abraham would walk for miles to borrow a book. In march 1830, the family migrated to Macon County, Illinois. And when his father moved the family again, 22 years'old Abraham Lincoln struck out on his own.