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It turns out that queen of country music Carrie Underwood is related to another American idol: Abraham Lincoln. Carrie was born and raised in Oklahoma, but her OK roots are actually fairly recent. Back in the late 1700s, she had an ancestor who had moved from Pennsylvania to Kentucky: Abraham Lincoln. This wasn’t the Abraham… Read more

Abraham Lincoln (pictured) was shot in Ford's Theatre in Washington D. on April 1865 by pro-Confederacy actor, John Wilkes Booth

ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS BORN FEBRUARY 12, 1809. HE WAS BORN IN HODGENSVILLE, KENTUCKY IN THIS LOG CABIN. HE WAS THE SECOND CHILD. HIS FATHERS NAME WAS THOMAS. (Wikipedia) Ashton Tongco-3/19/14

I've actually been in this cabin. It was neat to think Lincoln Lived there as a child. "My earliest recollection is of the Knob Creek place," Lincoln said of his boyhood home, a log cabin in Kentucky. The farm is now a historic site.

Sojourner Truth is shown a Bible that was given to President Abraham Lincoln as a gift from people of color in Baltimore. (Getty)

Lincoln and Sojourner Truth read in a photo of Franklin C. Courter’s “Lincoln Showing Sojourner Truth the Bible Presented Him by the Colored People of Baltimore.” Only black and white images of the painting remain, the original was destroyed in a fire.

William "Willie" Wallace Lincoln (1850-1862).  Son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln.  He died at age 11, the most likely cause of the illness was typhoid fever, contracted from drinking contaminated water.

William "Willie" Wallace Lincoln, born December was the third son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. He died February 1862 in the White House from Typhoid Fever.

Tad seemed to enjoy the idea of throwing the White House and its staff into a dither. Because of the times, some of Tad's games were war-related. He received a pretend military commission from Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. (The National Archives photo shows Tad in the Union uniform that Stanton allowed him to wear.)

Tad Lincoln received a pretend military commission from Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. (The National Archives photo shows Tad in the Union uniform that Stanton allowed him to wear.

Before he was president, Abraham Lincoln was a licensed bartender. During his time in New Salem, Illinois, Lincoln was co-owner of the Berry-Lincoln Store, a general store/drinking establishment, with William Berry. (Follow link to read the story)

During his time in New Salem, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln co-owned the Berry-Lincoln Store with William Berry, which required them to have a license to sell liquor

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Abraham Lincoln by Matthew Brady. A photographer ahead of his time. Too baso much of his work has been lost. No one wanted to see gory pix of the war when it was over. Some of his glass plates were used to build greenhouses!

closeup of Springfield, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln at his home, 1860, historic photo, by John Adams Whipple

closeup of Springfield, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln at his home, historic photo, by John Adams Whipple * I like the fence *

Campaign Button For 1864 Presidential Elections - Abraham Lincoln. I desperately want someone to make reproductions of these. How lovely!

Campaign Button For 1864 Presidential Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

[Willie and Tad Lincoln, sons of President Abraham Lincoln, with their cousin Lockwood Todd] (LOC) by The Library of Congress, via Flickr

Art Brady NY cdv Willie and Tad Lincoln, sons of President Abraham Lincoln, with their cousin Lockwood Todd civil-war-photos-some-graphic

President Abraham Lincoln's casket laying in state at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio on April 29, 1865.

President Abraham Lincoln's casket laying in state at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio on April This is not the coffin (unless he'd been flattened). This is the catafalque on which the coffin sat.