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Lincoln, Abraham(1809–1865), sixteenth president of the United States
Lincoln was born in a log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky. A paternal ancestor had arrived in Massachusetts from England in 1637. Abraham's father, Thomas, a respected farmer though semiliterate, shared the restlessness of the frontier, and in 1816 the family moved to Indiana.