Abe Lincoln Grows Up - Chapters 1 – 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1 took place in the years following 1776. Abraham Lincoln was captain of militia in Rockingham County, Virginia. He lived on a farm with over 200 acres of land bequeathed to him by his father, John Lincoln. They lived among “English, Scotch, Irish, German, Dutch,” and other European settlers (3). Abraham Lincoln fought the Native Americans, and his relatives, Amos, Hananiah, and Jacob Lincoln, were all involved in fighting for the country in some way. They were Quakers, and Abraham Lincoln married Bathsheba Herring. She bore five children: Mordecai, Josiah, Thomas, Mary, and Nancy. Due to the persuasions of friends like Daniel Boone, Abraham Lincoln moved his family via the Wilderness Trail to Kentucky in 1782. Abraham ensured the legality of his land in Kentucky before he signed away the farm in Virginia. The Wilderness Trail was dangerous and often ambushed by surrounding Native Americans tribes. Just three...

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