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Lincoln, Abraham(Encyclopedia)Lincoln, Abraham lng´kn [key], 1809–65, 16th President of the United States (1861–65). Early Life Born on Feb. 12, 1809, in a log cabin in backwoods Hardin co., Ky. (now Larue co.), he grew u...
Lincoln(Encyclopedia)Lincoln. 1 City (1990 pop. 15,418), seat of Logan co., central Ill., in a farm area; inc. 1865. It is a shipping and industrial center in an agricultural area with light manufacturing. The city was pl...
Lincoln, Mary Todd(Encyclopedia)Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818–82, wife of Abraham Lincoln, b. Lexington, Ky. Of a good Kentucky family, she was living with her sister, daughter-in-law of Gov. Ninian Edwards of Illinois, in Springfield,...
Lincoln(Encyclopedia)Lincoln, county: see Lincolnshire.
Lincoln(Encyclopedia)Lincoln, city and district (1991 pop. 79,980), county seat of Lincolnshire, E England, in the Parts of Kesteven, on the Witham River. Located at the junction of the Roman Fosse Way and Ermine Street, ...
Lincoln, Robert Todd(Encyclopedia)Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843–1926, American lawyer and public official, b. Springfield, Ill., son of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. He served on General Grant's staff and after the Civil War s...
Abraham(Encyclopedia)Abraham [according to the Book of Genesis, Heb.,=father of many nations] or Abram´brm [key] [Heb.,=exalted father], in the Bible, progenitor of the Hebrews; in the Qur'an, ancestor of the Arabs. ...
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park(Encyclopedia)Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, 117 acres (47 hectares), central Ky., near Hodgenville; est. 1916. Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin in this area on Feb. 12, 1809. The exact...
Nicolay, John George(Encyclopedia)Nicolay, John George nk´l [key], 1832–1901, biographer of Lincoln, b. Bavaria. In 1837 he was brought to the United States, and his family settled in Pike co., Ill. He worked on the Pittsfiel...
Ellsworth, Lincoln(Encyclopedia)Ellsworth, Lincoln, 1880–1951, American explorer, b. Chicago, Ill. He was a surveyor and engineer in railroad building and later a prospector and mining engineer in NW Canada. He became the financia...
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