By Carl M. Cannon Good morning, it’s Tuesday, February 12, 2019. On this date 210 years ago, Nancy Hanks Lincoln brought her second baby into the world. The first, who came less than a year after she married her husband, Thomas, was a girl named Sarah. The child born February 12, 1809 was a boy — to whom they also bequeathed an Old Testament name: Abraham.
For two years after his birth, the Lincoln family barely eked out a living on an infertile, 300-acre Kentucky spread called Sinking Spring Farm. Although the place is a national historic site today, the adult Abraham Lincoln would have no recollection… …read more

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