Lincoln’s family moved near Decatur, Illinois.
Lincoln was elected to the Illinois General Assembly as a member of the Whig Party at the age of twenty-five. He was re-elected to three more terms, in 1836, 1838, and 1840.
Lincoln received his law license in September 1836 and in 1837 moved from New Salem to Springfield, Illinois, where he began practicing law.
Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd, the daughter of a prominent Lexington, Kentucky, family.
The Lincolns’ first child, Robert Todd, was born.
The Lincolns’ second son, Edward Baker Lincoln, was born. “Eddie” died just before his fourth birthday, on February 1, 1850.
Lincoln was elected to the United States House of Representatives.
Lincoln died at 7:22 a.m.; Andrew Johnson became president.
The Lincolns’ third child, William Wallace (Willie) Lincoln, was born.
Lincoln narrowly lost a bid for a seat in the US Senate when the legislature in Springfield, Illinois, elected Lyman Trumbull instead.