Abraham Lincoln's parents had two other children. Sarah was Abraham's older sister and Thomas was his younger brother, but he died in infancy. Abraham's parents were Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln.
Abraham Lincoln moved with his family to the state of Indiana in 1817 as the result of a land dispute. Abraham's mother passed away when he was just 9 years old from tremetol, milk sickness. Lincoln taught himself law and passed the bar examination in 1836. He became a member of Congress when he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1846. In November of 1860, Lincoln beat opponent Stephen Douglas to become the 16th President of the United States.