The Lincoln Cabin is a replica of the cabin in which President Abraham Lincoln's grandmother Bersheba Lincoln, lived and raised her children after the death of her husband, Abraham.
In the spring of 1786, Abraham and Bersheba Lincoln were living on a farm overlooking Long Run in Jefferson County. Abraham and his sons, Mordecai, Thomas and Josiah, were planting corn when they were attacked by Indians. Mordecai killed one of the attackers but not before Abraham was mortally wounded. Bersheba moved her sons and daughters, Mary and Nancy, to a house on this site shortly alter Abraham's death.
Thomas Lincoln, father of the President, lived in the house until he was twenty-five years old. A cabinet maker, Thomas made the corner cupboard now displayed in the Lincoln Cabin.
The Washington County Historical Society purchased the site of Bersheba Lincoln's cabin in 1933. After careful research, the Lincoln Cabin was built on the site of the original house.
Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail
1809 Abraham Lincoln born at Sinking Spring farm, in present-day Larue County, Kentucky.
1816 Lincoln family moved from Kentucky.
1841 Abraham Lincoln visited his friend Joshua Speed at Farmington, the Speed family plantation, in Louisville, Kentucky.
1842 Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd of Lexington, Kentucky.
1847 The Lincoln family visited Lexington, Kentucky, en route to Abraham's only term in Congress.
1860 Abraham Lincoln elected President of the United States in November.
1865 Abraham Lincoln assassinated at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.
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