Abe Lincoln Grows Up - Chapters 4 – 6 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 4, the Lincolns moved a few miles from Hodgenville, Kentucky. Their home had dirt floors, one door, and one window that looked out on the “rolling prairie and low hills” (31). On Sunday morning, February 12, 1809, Abraham, or Abe, Lincoln, named after his grandfather, was born to Nancy Hanks. Tom brought Nancy Hanks’s mother and cousin, Dennis Hanks, to the cabin for help while Nancy Hanks rested. When Dennis held Abe the next day, he exclaimed, “‘Aunt, take him! He’ll never come to much’” (34). The Lincolns lived on Rock Spring farm for about three years. Nancy Hanks worked hard to care for her family and the household. She enjoyed taking Abe down to the cave on Rock Spring for a moment of peace. Abe’s body grew quickly, but he was quiet and contemplative. At around three years old, his family moved to...

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